Months ago, we checked into the arrests record for the top Florida football schools. Today, we look at the Miami Heat and the rest of the NBA.
Since 2000, Heat players were arrested a total of seven times, which ties for 7th most in the Association with the Celtics, Knicks, Suns, and Hornets/Pelicans, according to NBA Crime Library. Miami’s most recent arrest was Udonis Haslem for marijuana possession in 2010, but charges were later dropped.
The Wizards, ironically once named the Bullets, lead the pack with 15.
1. Washington Wizards/Bullets: 15
Highlight: Andray Blatche was arrested in 2007 for soliciting a prostitute who happened to be an undercover officer. C’mon man, you’re an NBA player!
2. Portland Trail Blazers: 13
Highlight: Qyntel Woods pleaded guilty to dogfighting in 2005.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder/Seattle Supersonics: 11
Highlight: Nate Robinson was cited TWICE for urinating in public during his brief tenure as a member of the Thunder. Less than 24 hours after being caught urinating outside a New York City bookstore, he and former Celtics teammate Glen Davis apparently decided to reenact a scene from Dumb and Dumber.
Colorado police say an officer spotted Robinson, and former Boston Celtics teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis, driving a motorized mini-scooter just outside of Aspen Saturday evening. When the two were pulled over for erratic driving, Robinson was caught urinating on the back of Davis who was operating the vehicle at the time of the offense….Robinson posted a message on Twitter on Sunday saying he made a “silly mistake,” but that Davis had told him to “just go, man.” He promised it wouldn’t happen again.
T-1. Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic: 1 (*Note: The Bobcats have only been around since 2004).
T-3. Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies: 2
You May Not Know
Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, Kobe’s father, was arrested in 1976 as a 21-year-old rookie for cocaine possession, resisting arrest, and driving without a driver’s license.