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Tom Chambers charged with assault over restaurant altercation

Tom Chambers, a four-time All-Star with the Seattle SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns, has been charged with assault stemming from an incident at a Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant in April.

A Scottsdale police spokesman told the Arizona Republic that Chambers reacted to a man's taunts. The man told police that Chambers grabbed him by the throat and threw him backward, according to TMZ.

Chambers, 59, is facing two counts of assault and disorderly conduct. The other man has been charged with disorderly conduct.

The next court date in the case is set for Sept. 17.

Chambers played in the NBA from 1981 to 1998. Along with the SuperSonics and Suns, he also spent time with the Clippers, Jazz, Hornets and 76ers.