While the San Jose Mercury News’ Mark Purdy assails USC’s O.J. Mayo for not being the toughest, meanest motherfucker the Pac 10’s ever seen (as a freshman), the same paper’s Kamika Dunlap authored the following :

Former NBA basketball player Isaiah Rider was arrested Saturday on a no-bail warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm, police said.

Berkeley police officers responded to a report at 9 a.m. of a disturbance between a taxi cab driver and a passenger.

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered it was Rider, a native of Alameda and one-time NBA standout.

Rider, 36, was taken into custody on a bench warrant issued by Alameda County for unlawful possession of a firearm as well a $5,000 warrant for grand theft issued by the Oakland Police Department.

According to Berkeley police, Rider was arrested without incident and booked into the Berkeley jail.

At only 36 years of age, it’s not to late for Rider to make a comeback. Not on the basketball floor, mind you, but in the cellular telephone business.