Zach Randolph

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.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp... you can take a person out of the ghetto... you all know the rest...

  • soujourn_erets

    What's ghetto about him?

  • soujourn_erets

    So, the crime is what?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • MsVAllDay

    That ish wasn't for sale. That was for personal usage.

  • Quitedeliteful

    If and granted it's a big "if" he out there selling weed, then he's ghetto....

  • Quitedeliteful


  • BeUtFullSoul

    I'll wait...until the REST of this STORY is available.

  • JV

    I thought weed was legal in Cali? No?

  • Yardgirl

    Meh, slow news day. He was big balling and smoking ganja with his peoples. If you are caught with a larger amount of weed you can be charged with intent to sell *kanye shrug*

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey, he's 36... he's not gonna be in the NBA forever... maybe he's just exploring potential income streams to augment his pension

  • Luv Pitties

    $15M a year and you're still the weed man, really

  • disqus_TrCUDzOzuG

    Right!!!! He's in the hood, during a block party where they are throwing bottles at the police and he's selling weed. If that's not ghetto, I don't know what is.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    These types will have to explain why returning to the hood is so important when you actually get a way out. And to get out and you're moving crumbs for weed yourself? Oh Eddie Long would have never.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I am weak at you, of all people, invoking Eddie Long's (RIP) name... that 'point him out' avi was an SR classic, LOL!

  • Libra80sBaby


  • Vonn
  • Quitedeliteful

    He'll be the next Scarface! ??

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOLOLOL I shall take my bow now.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    iont know if he's 'street' enough... he been rich too long for that. he better go 'head and invest in a couple of wingstops and and let his homey hold his 'stash' at the next cookout.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • soujourn_erets


  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If he had 6 baggies, he can probably make the argument that it was for personal use.

    If he had 60.. well, that's another story.

  • Lisa daniels

    You big dummy. You got 15 million and wanna sell weed. Ninja just go kill you damn self.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm sure the evidence is misleading like the lawyer said but hey not my business.

  • ShWa

    Just plain old stupid.

  • Harley

    I am sure he wasnt selling and just had a large amount of herb

  • Wreckognize Game

    Zach tell them this is mistaken identity. It was Eddie from Family Matters

  • i troll it like i see it

    There's more to this story I'm sure.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


  • Victorious82

    He should've just said he was giving it away as gifts to friends. It's not like it's illegal there are anything.

  • n1kk1a

    But, but, why? If someone wants weed they can find it anywhere! They didn't need him! ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Sigh. You can take a nygga out of the ghetto but...

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I want to believe he was trying to buy some. Yep. That's what I want.

  • Smith Jane

    I thought weed was legal in California



  • James Hudson

    The dispensary was closed at that time, he should have went to the one on Florence & 8th ave, The Bounty Hunters run Nickerson G's so they wasn't about to let One time come up in and shut down shit.

  • NY_Chick

    idiot on so many levels.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Now yall know he wasn't selling weed..he was purchasing for himself..enough to not have to come through the hood for that strong for a while.. He need to stop doing reglah dude ish and have a "friend" "hand" him a few bags next time..

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    He was reuppin' his know he wasn't selling that shyt.. LOL..But anything to trump charges..

  • James Hudson

    The "hood" dispensary don't close he was getting pounds of "Loud" for personal, you already know the Bounty Hunters run da Nickersons

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
  • Chuck

    He'll get community services and won't be jailed. Next!

  • Renee26


  • Justlooknout

    He picked that up for his party.

  • Justlooknout

    He picked that up for his party.

  • Dowoop

    Really...Dealing drugs, thats the story you are going to spin.

  • Victor Nathan

    need supplementary income to finance those baby mamas allowances and child support payments

  • blazewon22

    Fake charges because the cops where pissed off. They'll get knocked down.

  • Tea??

    They're dispensaries all over LA he could even grow his own weed out here. Dude was out there partying and got caught up

  • Ruby Taylor

    He more than likely had it for his own use. If you have a certain amount on you, it's an automatic charge for "intent to sell". There are no "intent to smoke it myself" charges unfortunately. It was a bad move on his part either way but articles are written to sensationalize every little thing.

  • Luvn_it

    So was he arrested for selling or intent to sale? B/c the headline states one thing, but the story states another.?

  • Applebootay

    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.

    Oh! so that's why he was arrested...I don't believe for one minute he was selling...

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    nothing new he has been tied to moving weight his whole career

  • Arrissasso

    What a moron. Career tainted and possibly ruined over 2lbs of weed. Why have so much on your person? That's just pure stupidity.