It’s not a secret that the world of sports is full of criminal athletes. The NBA is not an exception. Some of the most famous basketball athletes have distinct marks on their criminal records. In the previous post, I have listed some of the most shocking facts you didn’t know about the NBA. In this post, I have compiled a list of the top 5 NBA Players Who Committed Crime in the Past.
The famous NBA player Kendrick Perkins ran into problems during his lockout time. One day, Perkins got drunk and intoxicated in a Texas nightclub. There, the famous NBA player tried to punch the club manager in the face. In addition, Kendrick had intentions to fight a few more people, up until the moment he ended up in handcuffs.
Lockout time seems not to work in favor of NBA players. The famous player Ben Wallace got arrested after he was pulled over by the police for driving while being drunk. As a result, Ben had to pay a fine and serve thirty hours of community service.
Unlike the above two individuals, Jason Kidd committed a serious crime. Back in 2001, Kidd was charged with spousal abuse. As a result, Jason had to attend anger management classes and pay a fine of $200.
Who could have imagined that Delonte West would get in trouble with the law at some point? Well, apparently the old saying had it right. “Still waters run deep.”
In 2009, Delonte was arrested for carrying 2 loaded guns in his guitar case: Ruger magnum handgun and Remington 870 shotgun.
Caron Butler became a criminal earlier than anyone else in the NBA. Butler got arrested 15 different times before he turned 15 years old. How symbolic and sad at the same time. Butler is grateful for what he has. The NBA made him a better person (it got him out of jail).