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Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton indicted for murder

Apr 2, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Javaris Crittenton appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an extradition hearing with attorney Brian Steel in downtown Los Angeles

Back in August 2011 former NBA player Javaris Crittenton — you remember him, the other guy from the Gilbert Arenas gun incident — was arrested for his ties to a drive-by shooting that killed a mother of four in Atlanta. He was released on bond but the case had yet to go to trial. (In the mean time, Crittenton was arrested on domestic abuse charges.)

Now Crittenton has been indicted on murder charges, according to a tweet from WSB television in Atlanta (hat tip to Robert Littal of BlackSportsOnline).

This is almost certainly for the same case. Police allege he pulled the trigger in the drive by but that the woman killed was an innocent bystander.

Crittenton was a first-round pick for the Lakers who looked promising in flashes but was traded in the Pau Gasol deal to Memphis. He didn’t catch on there and was next in Washington, where he and Arenas got in a verbal spat and brought guns into the locker room. Then got suspended for the rest of a season. Crittenton has not been back in the NBA since.

  1. lionsfan415 - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    As Charlie Sheen would say….Duh Winning

  2. michaeljordanseviltwin - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Did he kill Gilbert Arenas? In retrospect probably not the best idea to put a gun in his hand, Gilbert.

  3. jthammerstix - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Django

  4. money2long - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    when u make it to the nba, sometimes, ur best friends have to be trainers, coaches and the gym. avoid trouble. this guy had a situation a lot of men dream of having. now it’s down the toilet. sad.

    • money2long - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      that’s sad too, MORE sad, for sure. good mention.

  5. anhdazman - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    So this wanna be tough guy who flashed guns with Arenas ended up being a bigger douche bag by killing an innocent mother of 4 in a drive by?
    Poster child of a wasted talent and life.

  6. ahar1008 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Reblogged this on candyfortheeyes87 and commented:
    OH Wow not NBA players too, there are so many heinous crimes happening all over. It’s getting to the point you never know what will happen next.

  7. ericbleedspurple - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    Well this guy is a good candidate for a needle in the arm.

  8. saint1997 - Apr 3, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Always was a gunner…

  9. yuwannano - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Dude had the potential to make millions! Guy gets handed the Golden Goose and he turns around and shoots it! Why man?!?!

  10. 6stn - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    What is sad is the loss of the victim’s life. Terminated by garbage with a gun.

  11. sportfandc - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    And everyone blamed only Gilbert, like Crittenton was just an innocent bystander in the whole stupid mess.

    So very sad, pointless, tragic, especially for the victim and her family, of course.

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