Zach Randolph Involved in Drug Business (Allegedly), is Still Stupid (Certainly)

Busta BucketCorrespondent IMay 27, 2010

BOSTON - MARCH 10:  Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies heads for the net as Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics defends on March 10, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Normally I like to pretend that most the JailBlazer guys don't exist. But this is just. Oh my. I'll just quote :

According to the affidavit, the Cadillac Escalade that Boyd was driving was registered to Randolph, and police found marijuana and ammunition stowed inside.


Based on information found in the Escalade, police later raided a northeast side storage facility, where they said Randolph rents four lockers.

According to the affidavit, a police K-9 alerted to controlled substances in two of the four units, and police found more cars with secret compartments inside.

Randolph's best case scenario: He let his drug dealer friends use his stuff too freely. They used it for illegal things without his knowledge.

That is the least damaging possibility. The other explanation is that he legally made $16 million last season but decided to deal drugs anyways. For fun, I guess.

Randolph achieve the scheduled end of contract emergence last season. We got the familiar "Zach has changed" talk. I expected Z-Bo to resume his counterproductive ways as soon as a team gave him another deal.

However, I figured it would be his usual activities like punching teammates, sucking at everything basketball-related except scoring and rebounding, being an awful teammate, and a collection of DUI and small-time possession charges.

If these allegations have any truth, I have greatly underestimated Z-Bo. Not only is his alleged involvement in the drug business infinitely more stupid than his usual stupid, he didn't even wait for a new contract first.

[Via Deadspin .]