Randolph arrested

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

  1. NoBonus

    NoBonus Well-Known Member

    2 pounds of marijuana is roughly the size of a basketball (maybe a bit bigger).

    Now, we've all heard of players who carry a basketball around with them all the time to work on their ball handling, maybe this is his way of maintaining street credibility and staying season ready.
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  2. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna call him Smoe now that he's a King
  3. pshn80

    pshn80 Well-Known Member

    And of course you haven't rushed to judgement on anything yet. Of course I'm concerned that this has happened and about what it may mean to this man and to this team. That's where I am and it disturbs me that so many have moved way past that point.
  4. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    And the winner of the over-reaction of the year award goes to...

    ...and I'm betting you don't really quit. Sorry you took such offense at a simple request.
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  5. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I honestly think most people aren't that far apart on how they're viewing this. People haven't rushed to any judgment, other than to say what he did do was incredibly stupid as it resulted in him being charged with a felony and put the Kings in a bad light.
  6. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    It took me reading this out loud to get it. :p
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  7. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Chris Webber also came with baggage and risks. I do not put the blame on Vlade for this at all.
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  8. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    It's called Satire. It's not supposed to be an accurate "summary." It's a way of expressing one's frustration and keeping things in perspective.

    And no, I don't believe (or think) there is nothing to be concerned about. Of course there is. But the immediate "off with his head" response from so many Kingsfans is embarrassing. Oh, wait! No one actually said "off with his head," did they? My bad.
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  9. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I guess we disagree on the perception of the "off with his head response from SO MANY Kingsfans"... I thought, for the most part, people were saying they were frustrated with his rampant stupidity more than anything else.
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  10. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    Do you not recognize the difference between presenting opinions and presenting facts? When you're presenting opinions, no sources are necessary. But when you're presenting facts, including a source is important to the quality of the discussion. Please comply, if you're not really leaving.
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  11. Gary

    Gary Well-Known Member

    Good lord.. I would have thought he was getting old enough NOT to hang out with drug dealers and druggies in one of the worst parts of gangland LA. I assume he's part of some gang too? Why weed? It's not like it's making him more money than playing ball...

    We have ourselves a very very STUPID individual and I hope we can void his contract ASAP.
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  12. Gary

    Gary Well-Known Member

    That right there puts the nail in the coffin for me.. Not only is ZBO a dumb idiot, but he's affiliating himself with even stupider individuals. Void him, and void him ASAP. If he ends up playing for the Kings you will be hearing boos from my section whenever they announce him.
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  13. Gary

    Gary Well-Known Member

    I grew up in a bad neighborhood off of Folsom near Bradshaw.. Do I go back there and hang out and smoke weed (and who knows what else) with my old friends I grew up with? Do I go back there (I live about 15miles from there now) and sell weed and hang out with thugs? ZBO is about my age.... One of us is smart ('ahem', me), and the other gets paid a hundred million for playing a game, yet still hangs out in that terrible neighborhood with (probably) gang members and sells weed. This has NOTHING to do with where you grew up. This has EVERYTHING do do about IQ and ZBO is probably hovering around room temperature, if that.

    Sorry I am so upset, but it makes me mad when I see all these athletes getting into trouble at such a high rate, while making millions of dollars, kind of makes me mad (especially when it happens to MY TEAM! lol... (most being crimes that are VERY avoidable if they had an average IQ) I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan so you all know where I am coming from and why it makes me mad lol.. I have had to deal with the same issues year after year with the Bengals :)
  14. RichieInRocklin

    RichieInRocklin Active Member

    VF21, the source was listed in the very first entry in this topic. So go easy with your words if you haven't read from the beginning. I read and agree with your posts most of the time, but I think that you owe
    Ozymandias an apology in this case. I wonder if the kings FO will use the "Morals" clause and test its legality in court?
  15. Jkbiker

    Jkbiker Well-Known Member

    However I was not aware of the two-pounds until I read the post tonight

    None of the other news links I checked this morning had that info either

    I read the TMZ article first thing this morning, but before the 10:30 AM Update

    Maybe VF21 did the same and had not gone back to the article

    I did look through the post for a link also, and did not go back to it until Richie pointed it out just now

    So I agree with VF21 that that big of a news Item deserved a a link
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  16. Section 101

    Section 101 Well-Known Member

    Weed is not legal. It has not been legalized. People need to stop using it. It has been decriminalized by states meaning the punishment has been removed at the state level. It's still a federal schedule 1 drug and illegal period. Not to mention specifically banned by the NBA.
  17. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    I doubt there would be any movement from the Kings on that front until the legal process has played out. We may not know for a while yet. My guess is that the Kings probably wouldn't test it short of a felony conviction. Is it "moral turpitude" to get nailed with misdemeanor possession of a substance that is in the process of being legalized in the state where he was caught? That might be a hard, hard sell in court.
  18. White_Chocolate

    White_Chocolate Well-Known Member

    Weed is legal in CA. Zbo lives in CA. Thus it is legal for him to smoke it. His employer does not allow it, but his state does. The intent to sell piece seems ridiculous on the part of Zbo. Why would you sell a couple thousand dollars worth of weed when you make 12 million a year? It doesn't add up. I get it is a bad look and I have no issue if the Kings want nothing to do with him, but weed is a much safer substance to use than prescription drugs and the U.S. and NBA has no problem with players using those. It is a bummer but let's leave the dark ages of weed being a taboo and terribly criminal substance please.
  19. Section 101

    Section 101 Well-Known Member

    Talk to a lawyer, it is not legal.
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  20. miltonap

    miltonap Well-Known Member

    Honestly, if it was OG Kush, I'm chill widdit
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  21. ApolloDaGod

    ApolloDaGod Member

    80%+ of the NBA smokes the chronic. Who cares. It will be federally legal in less than 10 years once the white house and congress see how much it will help California before the year 2020.
  22. Insomniacal Fan

    Insomniacal Fan Active Member Contributor

    Maybe somebody in the organization told him we still wanted to have a high draft pick, and he misinterpreted...
  23. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    The law legalizing recreational marijuana in California does not take effect until January 2018.
  24. NewArena

    NewArena Well-Known Member

    And that's being generous lol
  25. NewArena

    NewArena Well-Known Member

    He needs to be focused on making the damn playoffs for once in his career before subtweeting anyone else
  26. HndsmCelt

    HndsmCelt Well-Known Member

    Legalities and semantics, voters of California voted to make it legal in the state to buy, sell and use marijuana. And yes of course as I noted as well that does not necessarily supersede federal law and of course it has no bearing whatsoever on what the NBA chooses to allow. But it would be misleading to say that it is not legal to use marijuana in California just like it is legal to use marijuana in Oregon, Washington State and in Colorado. It is however foolish to carry more than an ounce which is against the law or just to sell it in California until licensed after the first of the year as that is also illegal. But an import distinction is state and local police do not necessarily enforce federal law they enforce state and local law.

    Regardless as I noted in his stupidity Zach exceeded what would be permissible by state law so the point is moot. I'm sure a good attorney will keep him out of prison but it's worth noting there are people in California state prison doing time For Less marijuana.
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  27. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Ah, come on. Give him this one. "Character matters" was thrown in his face a lot when he was traded. I think he has the right to make a couple of subtweets in this instance.
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  28. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    The real crime is wearing your pants that low. He looks like an idiot. His diabetic bodyguard also made a nasty threat to the TMZ cameraman. To the fans who want to excuse this give me a break. If he's going to claim two pounds of marijuana for his personal use, which is enough for 2000 joints, then he's a total pothead. And if the alternative is true, whether he is giving it to friends or selling it, that's not someone I want on my team. The legality is not the issue. It is an issue of professionalism and conduct and judgement for a guy getting $24M to be a positive influence on nine 1st and 2nd year players.....Why do you need that much pot unless you (1) have a chronic drug use problem or (2) intend to distribute it for free to friends or (3) sell in a Watts housing project. It is no wonder Z-Bo could hardly express himself coherently when I heard him interviewed at LSVL. He has probably fried most of his brain cells. I hope the Kings are looking to void his contract.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
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  29. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    But that law change, as I noted above. does not take effect until January 2018.
  30. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    And a total pothead in violation of the terms of conduct of the NBA.
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