Rasheed Wallace says he knows “for a fact” Zach Randolph is no drug dealer — despite getting busted with more than 2 pounds of weed … telling TMZ Sports Z-Bo just knows how to throw a party. We spoke with Sheed about the NBA star’s recent L.A. arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to sell … and Wallace laughed off any notion that Randolph was trying to slang. “It seems to be — no matter who you are — the bigger the paycheck, the bigger the party,” Sheed says. “I know for a fact he ain’t no dope dealer.”
Ex-NBA star Robert Horry is being investigated by the LAPD over a fistfight outside of a youth basketball game at Staples Center earlier this month … TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us … Horry has been named a suspect — but so far, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. TMZ Sports obtained the video of the August 5 incident — which shows the 7-time NBA champ squaring up and throwing punches at another man near the basketball court.
Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph could face similar penalties ex-teammate O.J. Mayo received in terms of being banned from the NBA for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy. Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with “intent to sell” marijuana in Los Angeles. TMZ reported it was two pounds of marijuana.
Neither Randolph nor his agent, Raymond Brothers, returned phone calls Friday to The Commercial Appeal. Randolph was released on Thursday. “The charges are false and misleading,” Brothers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “We’re looking at all options to resolve this matter.”
Former NBA Player Pero Antic is trying to revive his false arrest lawsuit against New York City. The former Atlanta Hawks center had sued the city in Manhattan Federal Court in April 2016. Judge Jesse Furman tossed Antic’s case in June, saying there had been “arguable probable cause” to arrest him. But Antic’s lawyers filed papers Thursday asking Furman to vacate his ruling. “The judge’s order did not to take into consideration vital evidence,” said Derek Sells, one of Antic’s lawyers. “As a result, we are asking him to reconsider his decision and allow a jury to hear this case.”
Randolph was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. If convicted of that charge, he’d be banned from the NBA for life. Unlikely? Yes, that seems highly unlikely. “The charges are false and misleading,” Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers told The Associated Press.
The Ohio Supreme Court ordered Cleveland City Council Clerk Pat Britt to accept referendum petitions submitted by a coalition that opposes Cleveland’s use of tax dollars on upgrades at Quicken Loans Arena. The 4-3 ruling on Thursday leaves the project in limbo, at least in the short term. Cuyahoga County delayed selling bonds to finance the project while Cleveland’s role was being contested. The Cavaliers had hoped to begin work right after the playoffs ended in June.