Javaris Crittenton was drafted by the Lakers with the 19th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Crittenton would then be traded, as part of the Pau Gasol deal, to the Memphis Grizzles. He then spent some time with the Washington Wizards, and most recently with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Unfortunately his fame did not come on the basketball court after a successful college career at Georgia Tech. Crittenton is most known for a 2009 Christmas Eve locker room argument over a gambling debt with Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas.
In that argument the teammates drew guns on each other, and Crittenton was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.
You always hope people learn from their mistakes, and that the aforementioned locker room incident was simply a lapse in judgement.
However, the latest on Crittenton can’t get any worse. According to the Wasington Post, Javaris Crittenton has been charged with murder.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos says police have secured a murder warrant for the arrest of Javaris Crittenton in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones on Aug. 19.
Police said that Jones was walking with a group of people on the city’s southwest side when she was shot.
Investigators say they don’t believe the woman was the intended target in the shooting. Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for an earlier robbery in April 21, in which Crittendon was a victim.
Crittenton averaged 16 minutes, 5.3 points, and 1.5 assist per game in his NBA Career. Stay tuned to Laker Nation for updates on this story