Times are hard even for NBA stars who pull down $15 million a year. Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with intent to sell marijuana in a Los Angeles housing project.
Zach, a 16-year veteran of the NBA league, was among a crowd of people at a block party in the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts, Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Police on routine patrol observed the large gathering of mostly young people and OGs smoking marijuana, drinking liquor and disturbing the peace with loud music.
When the police pulled over to investigate the block party, several youths in the crowd began chucking bottles and rocks at the police cars.
Several police cars were damaged with smashed windows and shattered front windshields.
Police called in reinforcements to control the crowd.
Randolph, 36, was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell after police found numerous baggies on his person.
A 43-year-old man was also arrested and charged with weapons possession.
Randolph’s lawyer said the charges were false and misleading. “We’re looking at all options to resolve this matter,” attorney Raymond Brothers told the Associated Press on Monday.