Thursday, May 3, 2007
Ballers Behind Bars All-Star Squad
As my “Basketbrawl” post proved, NBA players do what they want when they want. I’m definitely not going to try to stop them, but the boys in blue throughout the country have prevailed time after time, sending ballers behind bars every so often. The obvious question is, if all bad boy players were in the pen at the same time and they were on a team (gridiron gang style), who would start? Okay, so that question isn’t so obvious, but I’m writing about it anyway. Check the roster:
PG- Allen Iverson
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- Ron Artest
PF- Rasheed Wallace
C- Jermaine O’Neal
Honorable Mentions: Stephen Jackson, Sebastian Telfair and Eddie Griffin.
Let me break it down for you,
Allen Iverson: After allegedly choosing Georgetown because the coach got him out of jail back in ‘93, AI was on a slippery slope with the law. He was sent back to the big house for possession of a gun and marijuana in ’97 and most recently, he was put under house arrest in 2002 for breaking and entering and then threatening two men with a gun. Plus, leaving Philly like that was a crime.
Kobe Bryant: Growing up in Italy and then the suburbs of Philadelphia doesn’t exactly breed a mass murderer and Kobe is no exception. Although never actually sent to jail, I’m still putting him on the squad because he’s definitely a rule breaker and as a basketball felon, it doesn’t get any more talented. His is the most infamous trial in NBA history and he’s avoided conviction by the skin of his teeth.
Ron Artest: This guy might actually be the biggest bad boy of them all. He disobeys rules on and off the court, taking a big part in the most infamous basketbrawl of all time. He’s been charged with domestic violence more than once and he’s more than willing to pick fights with fans.
Rasheed Wallace: Besides leading the league in techs for the last 382 years straight, Sheed is a certified thug. Having been charged for possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and he’s been fined thousands upon thousands of dollars by the league, Rasheed plays by his own rules. Although he has matured a little since his Jail Blazers days, Sheed is one of the top ten scariest people in the world.
Jermaine O’Neal: Admittedly, I was desperate for a Center, but this guy did get his hands dirty in that little scuffle with Indiana fans a few years back. After being suspended 15 games, he technically did have to go to court to see if he could play again and I wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark alley.
The Bench: Stephen Jackson shoots people. He’s never been caught, but it’s basically a fact. He has actually been charged of assault and he hates refs, but mark my words, he’ll be getting a life sentence one day.
Sebastian Telfair just barely escaped the Jail Blazers without arrest but now the Celtics don’t want anything to do with him since he’s been charged with possession of a firearm. Eddie Griffin was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon (trying to kill someone) and marijuana possession. This guy might be lacking on the court, but off it he’s just nuts enough to ride the bench for this all-star team.
The Bad Boys of Basketball want you to remember, they're rich and they do what they want. To see more outlaws, check this out: http://sports-law.blogspot.com/2005/07/nba-players-that-get-in-trouble-with_20.html