Javaris Crittenton was in Los Angeles while Atlanta PD scoured the city looking for the prime suspect in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old mother of four. Notice the past tense of that previous statement as the former Laker is now heading back to Atlanta. But that’s what you’d expect once the FBI gets involved.
Javaris was picked up in the O.C. by the Feds at John Wayne Airport on Monday night. He was detained without incident and is being returned to his native Atlanta where the details of the tragedy will be sorted out in court.
Infamously known as the man that accompanied Gilbert Arenas into the Bad Idea Hall of Fame by bringing a firearm to the workplace, Crittenton’s lawyer has proclaimed his client’s innocence. Time will tell on that.
Crittenton’s once promising hoops career would appear over at the NBA level. No matter what happens with the lockout he’s going to be on the outside looking in. David Stern is no Roger Goodell but it seems unlikely he’d allow Crittenton back into the league after all this is settled. Of course a team would have to require his services first and that seems even less likely.