It seems that the NBA gets a much worse rap around the country for its players being thugs and gangsters, despite the fact that most of the players with rap sheets haven't done much worse than your average Joe who has been behind bars a few times.
The league did go through a rough patch in the mid-2000s, with the Jail Blazers and some of the more prominent players in the league going on trial (namely Kobe Bryant, who was acquitted).
However, there are still a handful of players in the league who have gone through some legal issues in their days prior to and during their days in the NBA.
There are a handful of players with marijuana possession charges, but in most places that's no more than a speeding ticket these days.
So, here I have the players in the league who have had the most trouble with the law over the past handful of years.