Keith Appling, a point guard for the Orlando Magic’s NBA Development League affiliate, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Dearborn, Mich., after the Wayne County prosecutor charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, a felony; possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Former D-League All-Star Eric Griffin was arrested Friday on attempted murder charges after he and another man, 23-year-old Daquan Lundy, allegedly fired several rounds at a third individual outside an Orlando, Fla., apartment building. The alleged victim, 24-year-old Treavor Glover, told police he was approached by two black males as he walked from his car to his apartment at approximately 1:19 a.m. on April 27. Glover stated that the larger of the two men fired two shots in his direction, and the other fired one. Griffin’s arrest warrant lists him at 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, while Lundy is listed at 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds.
After another stint in Puerto Rico, Griffin played with both the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 summer league. He signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons in September but was waived in October. Most recently, Griffin played professionally in Dubai, but said he still has aspirations of playing in the NBA. “It would mean everything to me to make it to the NBA,” Griffin told SB Nation in a story published Friday, the day of his arrest. “I genuinely believe that I have the ability to play in the league and contribute on a winning team. I don’t have control over when a team will call, so the only thing I can do is continue to work hard. When I get the opportunity, I’m going in.”
Rough week for Stephen Curry. First the face of the NBA suffered a knee sprain that will keep him out of the playoffs for at least two weeks. Now we find out he’s apparently the face of heroin in Philadelphia. The Chief of SEPTA Transit Police tweeted out this image showing Chef Curry’s face inside tiny baggies of heroin. This is so not jawn.
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Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is appealing the dismissal of his $600 million antitrust lawsuit against the NBA and his wife, Shelly Sterling. The filing, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, comes one month after U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin ruled against Sterling. Olguin said in his decision that he was “skeptical Sterling suffered any injury at all, let alone an antitrust injury” by the sale of the team for $2 billion to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and called other parts of the lawsuit implausible.