In honour of the Pineapple Express opening at theatres on Friday, today’s list is all about NBA players and weed.
It is pretty common knowledge that pot smoking and the NBA go together like the L.A. Clippers and losing seasons. More players dabble than we will ever know and usually it is only out of pure stupidity that anyone gets caught.
So whether they got busted for using, trafficking or just looking like they enjoy a toke now and then, we added them to this list of seven.
Enjoy and smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
This was a breath of fresh air (no pun intended). On April 25, 2008 before game 3 of his team’s matchup with New Orleans in the playoffs, Howard publicly admitted to using marijuana during the NBA offseason. Howard said marijuana use is not uncommon among NBA players. Though he did not mention names, Howard said: “I think that everybody in the media world and in the sports world knows that NBA players do smoke marijuana.” I would bet there have been some late meetings in Cuban’s office. What else could calm that guy down.
On July 10, 2008, Miller was suspended by the NBA for 5 games at the beginning of the 2008-2009 season for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy It was reported that he tested positive for marijuana for a third time. Nice work Bradley.
This is one of the best. On May 25, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida, Noah was arrested for having an open container of alcohol and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. A few hours later, Noah was also cited for driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seat belt. He was sentenced to six months probation and a $200 fine for the marijuana and open container charges.
His stint with the Portland Trail Blazers was marred by several marijuana related incidents including one during the 2002-03 season where his yellow Hummer was pulled over on I-5 for speeding and driving under the influence of marijuana. In July 2003, after his third arrest for marijuana possession, he was fined $250,000 and was suspended by the team for three months. Sounds like Damon knew where all the hook ups were.
On January 11, 2008, Harrison received a five-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. The Indianapolis Star reported that Harrison was sorry for the way the suspension made the team look bad. Harrison reportedly stated that he didn’t feel that the NBA should be able to look into his off the court behavior except in the case of performance-enhancing drugs.
Okay so he never got busted while in the NBA but if he sold it in college, you have to expect he still dabbles now and then. Williams was arrested in 2005 for marijuana possession and then kicked off the Boston College squad for repeated team rules violations.
Yeah we know. He has never used weed but you have to admit he always looks like he came out of the locker room high as a kite. Sorry to T-Mac’s PR people but you have to admit it is true.
There you have it, who did we miss or who do you suspect?
Thanks to Wikipedia for all the info.
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