September 5th, 2012 by faye
Javaris Crittenton — a former NBA star and was previously a point guard for the Dakota Wizards — has been spotted partying in Los Angeles this weekend, almost a year since he was involved in a murder case.
According to reports, 24-year-old Javaris Crittenton was seen outside of Blok nightclub in Hollywood with at least four hot and sexy lady friends. The basketball player even told media outlet TMZ, “Everything is great man … God is great.”
Javaris Crittenton was in custody in Georgia last September after officials charged him with murder during the 2011 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones — a 22-year-old mother of four. As it was previously reported, the police believe Crittenton was not aiming at Jones, but rather, someone else in the area who may have robbed the former NBA star earlier in the year.
He was eventually freed on a bond, but the murder case is still pending. Javaris Crittenton is due in court later this month.
Despite the charges in the murder case, Javaris still maintained his innocence, saying, “Legal issues … I don’t usually speak on … but standing right here before you … thank god for that … innocent man.”
The former Dakota Wizards member said he is still training for the NBA and believes a comeback is possible in his future.
When media outlet TMZ asked Javaris Crittenton a random question, “If you had to be on a deserted island for the rest of your life, would you rather be alone or with someone you hate?” he replied, “I would choose to be alone … if you’re with the wrong person, they’ll drive you crazy … and they’ll kill you.”
Back in the day, Crittenton was said to be one of the most promising players in the Los Angeles Lakers roster. Although he was never really a star or even remotely resembling a difference maker, and his statistics never really jumped out at anyone, his potential for being great seemed to be off the charts. Javaris Crittenton is said to have a certain quality about him that made it feel as though he was destined to do great things in the basketball league.
When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Pau Gasol in 2008, it came as no surprise that Javaris Crittenton was a part of the deal. Whereas nobody really knew what to expect out of Marc Gasol (whose rights were included), most people figured that he would leave his mark immediately on a young Grizzlies squad.
However, after an unsuccessful time with the Memphis, Javaris Crittenton bounced around to the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats with similarly forgettable results.
February 24th, 2012 by faye
Javaris Crittenton, a former NBA star was arrested for speeding by the police in the state of Atlanta. Reports say he allegedly exceeded the speed limit while driving his black Porsche, then refused to cooperate with the authorities.
According to law enforcement sources, Javaris Crittenton was pulled over for going over 60 in a 45. When the police officer wrote up the ticket, former NBA guard Crittenton refused to sign the citation, something that one has to do to acknowledge receipt of the citation.
The officer asked Javaris Crittenton to step out of his car, but he reportedly refused, prompting an argument. After some more exchange of words and the police officer reasoning with Javaris, the former NBA player agreed to step out of the car. Crittenton was then arrested for speeding and obstruction of an officer. He was subsequently transported to Clayton County jail, where Javaris Crittenton was processed.
Prior to being arrested for speeding, back in August 2011, Crittenton was charged in the drive-by shooting death of a 22-year-old Atlanta woman, after which he was also released on a $230,000 bond in September while he awaits trial. Authorities accuse Javaris Crittenton of firing the gun at another person to avenge a robbery, but unfortunately hit the woman instead. The ex-NBA star denied allegations and said he has nothing to do with the shooting.
The Atlanta native, who starred as a point guard at Georgia Tech, was drafted 19th overall by the Lakers in 2007. Javaris Crittenton played sparingly for the Lakers, Grizzlies and Wizards until 2009. In December of 2009, Crittenton and Gilbert Arenas were suspended for the remainder of the season after a locker room incident wherein both took out guns.