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Lakers reserve guard Devin Ebanks arrested for DUI

Nov 9, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

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Because the Lakers didn’t have enough things to deal with today…

Lakers backup swingman Devin Ebanks was arrested early Friday morning (late Thursday night for you partiers) on suspicion of drunk driving, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:49 a.m. in the Hollywood area by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at 3:44 a.m.

Ebanks was released later Friday morning after posting $5,000 bail. A post on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon encouraged his followers to celebrate a woman’s birthday Thursday night at Roxbury night club near Hollywood.

The Lakers are aware of the arrest. Usually the league will suspend a player for a game but not until there is a court date and a plea/judgment (Ebanks is not due back in court until Dec. 7).

Ebanks has a $1.4 million deal with the Lakers this season. He is averaging a little over 10 minutes a game and scoring 2.5 points per contest.

  1. dunkindan - Nov 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    NBDL!

  2. tonydelk - Nov 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    This is a question that will be asked later this year:
    “Remember that time when Ebanks got a DUI but no one remembered or cared because LA fired Mike Brown after 5 games?”

  3. eugenesaxe - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Started his “bye-bye Brown” celebrating a little early.

  4. livingsacrifice86 - Nov 9, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Lakers be aware of the arrest? Haha

  5. progress2011 - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Ahahahaah….it just gets BETTER !!!

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL DAY FOR ALL OF US THAT DON’T LIKE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE CHIPS !!!

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      You must be a college basketball fan, then.

    • ron05342 - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      Hey, moron: they TRADED for both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.

      And I wasn’t aware that Devin Ebanks was the “make-all, break-all” player at $1.4 million that was the difference between a title and a second-round ouster.

      What a buffoon.

      • letangusespertplus - Nov 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

        You’re the idiot, the lakers have spent 13 million more than anyone in the league on this old 1-4 roster. Put a hard cap in and paying Kobe 20+ mill a year would ruin your chances every year.

  6. ron05342 - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Ah, but there is no hard-cap in the NBA, now is there, dim-wit?

    And what is your point anyway? You ASSUME contracts when you get a player in return for a trade.

    Another buffoon. Amazing, they are coming out of the woodwork tonight.

  7. badintent - Nov 10, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    Yo, IdiotEbanks, you makes $ 1.4 million and can’t find a brother to drive at $20 /hour ? It’s called a Guy Friday, he mowes the lawn, washes your car and drives it for you when you’re too stone or drunk to drive it. Now you gotta cough up $ 20K for the lawyer , same $$ you pay the brother for a year . Idiot again.

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