Things NBA players do during a lockout

Murder. Apparently.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for former Lakers/Grizzlies/Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton on charges of murder.

The accusation is that on August 19 Crittenton was apparently driving around Atlanta looking for someone who allegedly robbed him this past April.

While opening fire on a group of people who contained the person that allegedly robbed Crittenton, he inadvertently shot and killed 22-year-old Jullian Jones, mother of four.

According to The Associated Press (via ESPN), per the FBI, Crittenton was not in custody as of Sunday afternoon.

If this is true and he really did murder someone by firing shots indiscriminately from an SVU in a drive-by? Why? Because he was robbed?

Dude, you’ve made roughly $4 million in salary since the 2007-08 NBA season. I’m sure you could have purchased some new bling. Odds are the shit that was stolen didn’t mean that much to you to begin with.

Why in the name of God are you the trigger man in a drive by? Are you fucking kidding me?

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC);

“It appears Mr. Crittenton observed who he thought was the perpetrator walking down the street,” Major Keith Meadows told the AJC Friday. “It so happens Miss Jones was walking down the street at the same time.”

Shouldn’t you be busy getting ready to try to make a team? Play oversea’s? Something other than committing murder?!

Hey David Stern and Billy Hunter, how’s about you get this lockout over so there aren’t anymore children left motherless. Get it done.

ESPN Fail…

Just reading about the New York Giants losing three defensive players for the entire season in the past 24 hours (I blame lockout voodoo) and on the right side of the screen there is a section called “More NFL headlines”.

In that NFL headlines section it then has three stories about baseball, one about today’s earthquake in Virginia (felt from Atlanta to Toronto) and then just one lonely story about the actual NFL.

Am I nitpicking? Probably. Is is too much to ask to have actual headlines in the NFL headlines section? No.

A-Rod moving towards MLB history*

Just looking at some baseball stats and Alex Rodriguez has 1,883 career RBI’s and that makes him 414 away from tying Hank Aaron for all time #1 in RBI’s at 2,297.

A-Rod is 35 now and I think he’s got another good 3-4 years of driving in a 100 (barring injury obviously). Lets just say for the sake of argument that he drives in 100 exactly in the next two seasons after this one (saying he doesn’t drive in another run this year, which obviously won’t happen, but anyway) that would leave him being 37 with 214 left to tie and 2 more years of being pretty good still. Now lets say over the last 2 years of being decent still he drives in 85 those years it would leave him being 39-40 and only needing 44 more RBI’s to tie Aaron for most all-time.

It really does seem that if he can stay healthy he will probably become the all-time RBI king. That’s crazy.

Also, he has 626 career HR’s, Barry Bonds has 762* so he needs 136 to tie him. He could get REALLY close on that one too.

AND he probably won’t get 30 HR’s this year, which will make it the first time he has failed to get 30 in a season since 1997 when he had 23 and it was only his 2nd full MLB season.