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The charge was filed by the Harris County District Attorney in Houston. (AP)

Jordan Hill, now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, has just been charged with felony assault for allegedly choking a family member during an altercation in Texas earlier this year, according to TMZ.

The charge was filed by the Harris County District Attorney in Houston. It’s unclear who Hill is accused of attacking.

The alleged incident took place on February 29 while Hill played for the Houston Rockets and, if convicted, Hill could serve up to 10 years in prison.

24-year-old Hill was recently traded to the Lakers from Houston in exchange for Derek Fisher and has become a key member of the team.

A representative for the Lakers says:

“We do not have any details regarding these reports and therefore, as well as due to the personal and legal aspects, it would not be appropriate for us to comment.”

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