While Kevin Durant is at the heart of trade rumors, one of his former teammates in Brooklyn finds himself in a very bad situation. He has just been caught by the police… And this at the worst of times, he who is still without a team.
If marijuana is now legal in many states in the US, it does not apply to all. Texas is one of those that prohibits its use or sale, a problem for many athletes who evolve there or who cross the region. Many use it after all for therapeutic reasons. A year ago, Alex Caruso, for example, learned that the hard way, being arrested in the middle of the offseason. That of 2022 has not escaped such a news item either…
Indeed, it is now Iman Shumpert’s turn to find himself in trouble with the law, having been arrested in Dallas for possession of marijuana. Ex-teammate of LeBron James to the Cavaliers, the one who also rubbed shoulders Kevin Durant at the Nets has obviously spent a little too much time with the latter, the two-time champion being a very big fan of the substance. As reported TMZ Sportsthe guard who has been absent from the courts since 2021 has been pinned with a large amount:
Iman Shumpert arrested for drug possession
REPORT: Iman Shumpert has been arrested for the possession of marijuana in the state of Texas.
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NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested for having a “significant” amount of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport on Saturday, according to information from TMZ Sports. According to the police report, officers responded to a call for a potential narcotics violation around 2:40 p.m. after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a ‘green substance’ in Shumpert’s bag. , who admitted to being weed.
Officers say the substance weighed 170 grams and tested positive for marijuana using a mobile test. The report adds that Shumpert, 32, who was due to board a Delta plane bound for Los Angeles at 3 p.m., expressed concern about missing his trip to visit his daughter…but the agent who responded to the call informed him that he would not be taking this flight, as he was arrested for possession of marijuana.
For once, it could not have come at a worse time for the 2016 champion, whose last stint in Brooklyn remained more than anecdotal statistically (3.7 points on average in 15 games). Walked from franchise to franchise since his end of career with the Cavs, he could not a priori be able to use his white year to redo the icing. From now on, it is hard to believe that leaders will want to sign him, especially if he is still awaiting his sentence.
Without a team for a year, Iman Shumpert really does not improve his case with this story of arrest. It’s never good to have such a line on your resume in the big league, and it could well cost him his spot on a roster in 2022-23.