Randolph arrested

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by OPrime, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. OPrime

    OPrime Member

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  2. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    geez. did he think he went back to Portland?
  3. fansinceday1

    fansinceday1 Well-Known Member

    Googling his history with drugs, I don't think I'm going very far out on a limb to say zach randolph likes the weed and probably dostributes it. I don't want him on this team with the group of young kids we have. Even if he's not convicted, I don't want him here.
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  4. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    I thought this was behind him. apparently he just covered well the last 7 years.
  5. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    Culture change..... Remember all the trouble Demarcus had with the law.... me neither
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  6. Shamrock

    Shamrock Member

    Culture on the court....Demarcus was a problem on the court. Jeez people let go already.
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  7. OPrime

    OPrime Member

    Will definitely be interesting to see how Vlade and Joerger handle this one. I do feel like the young core here collectively are strong willed with good heads on their shoulders but still not what you want to see from a veteran you just brought in.
  8. fansinceday1

    fansinceday1 Well-Known Member

    With the young young team we have, and if the team is serious about doing this rebuild right, Randolph shouldn't last the week here. His history alone should be enough to cut his butt. The kings have too much to lose if they screw this up by bringing in the wrong guys to bring around this group of young impressionable talent.
  9. Shamrock

    Shamrock Member

    You gonna cut everyone that smokes weed. We might have only 6 players on our roster.
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  10. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

  11. theclash4u5

    theclash4u5 Well-Known Member

    If we cut him, hopefully this violates his contract so we aren't on the hook for the $$$
  12. PurpleHaze

    PurpleHaze Well-Known Member

    I assume tongue in cheek comment. Obviously, not about smoking weed at all. It's about dealing the drug which is breaking the law.
  13. fansinceday1

    fansinceday1 Well-Known Member

    Smoking weed? No big deal. Distributing? With randolphs history? Hell yeah it's a big deal.
    If our team wasn't so dam young I'd probably wait till this went to court to determine the route we should go with him.

    We're gonna suck next year. Zachs an old vet. Eat the cost and cut him.
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  14. SLAB

    SLAB Well-Known Member

    Facepalm... culture and class baby!
  15. HndsmCelt

    HndsmCelt Well-Known Member

    For the most part the crime committed here was stupidity. I find it fairly doubtful that Zach Randolph finds it necessary to supplement his income by dealing dime bags. It's fairly common to charged with possession with intent to sell when someone is found in possession of more than an ounce of marijuana. Not coincidentally had Zack been carrying 28 G or less he would not be committing a crime at all. I suspect he finds it more convenient to buy large quantities infrequently rather than constantly picking up a fresh bag.

    For those folks terrified about what this could mean for the children I will point out the hypocrisy of not asking the same question of our chain-smoking general manager and beer drinking coach. It's the 21st century kids, the personal use of marijuana is not significantly different than alcohol or tobacco, not admirable but certainly not a criminal blot against one's character.
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  16. Shamrock

    Shamrock Member

    But was he distributing? It's just a charge cuz there was a large amount.
  17. fansinceday1

    fansinceday1 Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of friends in LE. Local and state. County and city. To a T, they have all said in today's atmosphere here in CA, they have been instructed to not even bother with small amounts. It's a waste of time. Now I'll give you that what is considered a small amount varys from agency to agency but they all said for a famous guy to be taken in for distribution here in CA, they wouldn't do it unless the lb's started adding up. Especially if the crowd started vandalizing their cars. Todays drug and police atmosphere doesn't warrant hauling in someone over a couple ounces.
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  18. G_M

    G_M Well-Known Member

    He's made 140 million over his 14 year career...

    Can't he just sit at home and watch Netflix??
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  19. Semi

    Semi Active Member

    I hope the Kings don't have some knee jerk reaction to this like some of the fans.
  20. DesertFox

    DesertFox Well-Known Member

    According to the report, six police cars were vandalized, and they needed backup.
    He wasn't exactly surrounding himself with the best crowd. Cut him loose and I won't shed a tear.
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  21. kingjatt

    kingjatt Well-Known Member

    Vlade should be squarely on the hot seat. I was not a fan of tying up next years space with a declining slow vet as we could have used that space to accquire additional picks or assets but apparently Vlade felt that the young bigs needed a role model. Did Vlade not do his due diligence? Did he not know Zachs history and the risks that came with paying him so much? Had he been making less cutting him would not be a problem but we have to much invested to just outright cut him and stretch/eat the money.

    So much for culture change, lets see how this turns out but it is definately not an encouraging start to the upcoming season.
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  22. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    They are on the hook for him next year too at 12 mil, I doubt he will be cut.
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  23. DesertFox

    DesertFox Well-Known Member

    Agreed, but just saying if they determine him a sunk cost. I'm fine with it.
  24. NoBonus

    NoBonus Well-Known Member

    So disappointing. What is it that being on the Kings makes players and coaches do this kind of stuff?

    Seems like there were legal issues with so many of them, including (not saying they were guilty, just entangled):
    Darren Collison
    Coach Musselman
    Tyreke Evans
    Ron Artest
    Justin Williams
    Matt Barnes
    Demarcus Cousins

    just to name a couple off the top of my head
  25. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    if he was smoking weed i would have no problem. This is the 2nd time he has been linked as a big time dealer. he was in Watts
  26. LA King Fan II

    LA King Fan II Active Member

    Except for hanging with Matt Barnes for a little bar beating, and accidentally wandering into a brothel while at the Olympics.
  27. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    And this, folks, this right here is exactly why I never piped up and said "Oh, Zach Randolph, great signing, veteran leader!" This was a big problem for him in years past. There was a time when he was playing in Memphis and living in Indianapolis that he was considered to be potentially a "drug kingpin" in Indy. (link) I kept my mouth shut on this in the hopes that it was in his past, but evidently that was not the case.

    Now he's charged with *felony* possession with intent to sell. We probably have to wait for this to play out in court, but I would not be opposed to finally testing the NBA's "moral turpitude" clause.
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  28. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    He's going to be suspended and fined by the league. The Kings should add a few games of their own.
  29. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Felony arrest for intent to distribute and partying in the Nickerson Gardens in ones downtime is not a good look
  30. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

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