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Former NBA player Samaki Walker tried to eat his marijuana. Allegedly.

Jul 31, 2011, 8:02 AM EDT

Samaki Walker defended by Malik Rose Getty Images

Boys and girls, consider this a reminder for those of you who need it: Trying to eat your drugs to keep it from the police is a bad idea. Especially if they are not in brownie form.

Meet Samaki Walker, the former Maverick and Laker player, who has been arrested on drug charges in Arizona, reports the Las Vegas Review Journal (via Inside Hoops).

Arizona authorities allege former NBA basketball player Samaki Walker tried to eat marijuana as a Department of Public Safety officer approached his 2002 Mercedes-Benz during a traffic stop Thursday in Kingman.

Officials said about 10 grams of marijuana was seized from the vehicle with some prescription drugs and eight bottles of liquid steroids.

Eating the marijuana was going to help him how? If you have eight bottles of steroids in the car, just accept the punishment coming your way.

Walker was the No. 9 overall pick out of Louisville in 1996 and had a 10-year NBA career which included stops in Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington and Indiana. He did pick up a ring as part of the 2002 Lakers.

For a guy out of the league four years, nice Web site though.

  1. purnellmeagrejr - Jul 31, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    I can picture a Dave Chappelle character trying to eat more than a third of an ounce of herb.

  2. frankvzappa - Jul 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    You would think the prescription drugs would be easier to swallow. Those stems can be a bitch going down.

  3. smutco - Jul 31, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    I wonder how many people know that the all time record for career points scored in the NBA by scoring more than 6,100 points more than Michael Jordan, is held by a lifelong fan of cannabis, as well as the career record for being named league MVP for the season 6 times?

    The first time that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested for petty possession of cannabis was in Denver in 1972. 1972 was the second season for which Mr. Abdul-Jabbar was named league MVP. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar was also arrested in 1999 and 2000 and the fact that he’s a card carrying Californian claiming the protection of the California’s Compassionate Use Act (CUA) and Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMP or SB-420) to this day is well known. I suppose now that he’s cancer free he’ll have to go back to using migraines as his qualifying medical condition.

    When does the stupidity of cannabis prohibition end in this country? Seriously, I wonder how the people in Denver in 1972 who weren’t the NBA’s MVP who were arrested for petty possession fared. Since that was pre-decriminalization, I would presume nowhere near as well as Mr. Abdul-Jabbar.

  4. cosanostra71 - Jul 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    the snozberries taste like snozberries!

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