The sooner ESPN blesses us with a Z-Bo 30 for 30 or Hollywood puts out a Zach Randolph biopic, the better. Because this guy LIVES life to the fullest.
The former Portland Trailblazer and (for now) active NBA great is most definitely still blazing. Stranger than fiction, Randolph was nabbed by cops with two pounds at in the hood in LA that sounds like a seen out of Don’t Be a Menace in South Central.
APD officers were called to the Nickerson Gardens area in L.A. around 10 PM — and when they arrived, cops found a large crowd of people smoking, playing loud music and blocking the roadway.
Law enforcement sources tell us 3 people were seen grabbing their waistbands and running — so cops went after them.
Three people were detained — including Randolph, who was eventually arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, A FELONY. We’re told the “intent to sell” part was due to the large amount of weed found.
We’re told 6 cop cars were vandalized — tires slashed and windows busted — and cops formed a battle line to restore order.[TMZ]
Turns out Randolph had two bows on his person and got hit with a Felony charge–for two pounds. His bail was set at $20,000. While two pounds isn’t a crazy amount, it’s typically a more sizable amount than a “head stash.”
Randolph’s own hazy history with weed–he’s been called an alleged “kingpin” in the past–makes the story even more bizarrely awesome. Randolph has career earnings over $100 million (easily) and banks $12 million a year.
The guy doesn’t need to surround himself with pounds of weed–he just chooses to. Cause he’s the realest player in the league. And one that badly needs his own weed brand.
Z-Bo’s swag walking out of the police station is just the best. You know he’s smiling cause he knows a blunt is within a moments reach.