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Grizzlies’ Selby charged with misdemeanor marijuana offense

Jan 7, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

Houston Rockets v Memphis Grizzlies

From the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:

Grizzlies rookie guard Josh Selby is facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after police found probable cause during an Oct. 5 incident at the University of Maryland.

The 20-year-old Selby has been summoned to appear in a Maryland district court Jan. 25.

“I have no comment about it,” Selby said. “It is what it is.”

via Grizzlies-Jazz Postgame: Rookie Selby faces marijuana charge » The Commercial Appeal.

Hard to know what to say about this. It’s not uncommon for NBA players, and by NBA players, I mean Americans, to get tagged with a pot charge. It’s not indicative of a larger problem in many cases, and there were no connections to violence in the incident. Selby plummeted from the first round despite his handlers being very heavy in the pro circles and having considerable talent over what was regarded as maturity issues. Things like this only further cement that consideration, but there haven’t been any reported issues in terms of in practice or in the locker room with the Grizzlies.

It’s never a good thing, but it’s hard to find reasons why this should be something of concern for Memphis in the long run. But given his background regarding where he was drafted and why, it’s something to consider for the whole picture.


  1. zblott - Jan 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Could see this coming a mile away – Selby’s been in trouble forever for one thing or another – this is just the latest and certainly not the last time

  2. hojo20 - Jan 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Maybe he has a sore back and needs the pot for medicinal purposes.

  3. jameswestphal - Jan 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM


    • rudster69 - Jan 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

      It is

  4. bmorehomeofthewire - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Zblott you don’t know what your talking about, Josh hasn’t been in a lot of trouble. I can assure you nothing will come of this….

  5. drakost - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    It’s pot. Get over it. If the American government had ANY kind of intellect they would legalize it and then tax it. It would create a whole new business sector and create tax revenue that would be massive. Besides, do you think people are not smoking? Do you even think that the majority of people have not at least tried marijuana? If you do then you are considerably out of touch with reality.

  6. p1nch3dloaf - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    “…Zach?…yo ZBO?!?…what’s that?… you’re injured and back in Portland?…any chance of sampling some of that Northwest Chronic?”

  7. dexterismyhero - Jan 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    It was just him and Elvis………….Geez….TCB man in my best Elvis voice….

  8. rudster69 - Jan 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    To everyone who talks about making it legal, wake up it is our government makes a better profit having it il;legal then legal! Courts Prisons ETC. It pays more that way then selling it like packs of Newports believe that and thats a fact!

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