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Arresting him works.

May 30, 2006 | Permalink

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I've heard of standing up for your teammates, but this seems above and beyond the call of duty.

Posted by: Al | May 30, 2006 9:41:37 AM

"I've heard of standing up for your teammates, but this seems above and beyond the call of duty."

Nah. Teammate solidarity is everything.

I once personally witnessed an NBA player in a traffic stop in Santa Monica. Within minutes, another NBA player was coincidentally cruising by, saw what was going on, and stopped to provide solidarity.

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It does make me wonder if the general excuse could work in other lines of work.

"You can't arrest me. I'm a blogger. I'm not going to leave my fellow bloggers."

Posted by: Petey | May 30, 2006 9:51:00 AM

Seems to me that an arrest is clearly an instance of disrespect, so that should bode well for his performance next season.

Posted by: zwichenzug | May 30, 2006 10:29:16 AM

I bet the cop made up that line. Somehow it gets into every news story about athletes getting busted. Or maybe they all really say that, but somehow I doubt it.

Posted by: J | May 30, 2006 11:41:21 AM

"I bet the cop made up that line. Somehow it gets into every news story about athletes getting busted. Or maybe they all really say that, but somehow I doubt it."

The recent classic of the genre is Qyntel Woods after a traffic stop producing his basketball card for the cop instead of his drivers license.

And, of course, the Rasheed Wallace / Damon Stoudamire traffic stop is in a category all its own...

Posted by: Petey | May 30, 2006 11:58:56 AM

You can't stop him. You can only detain him.

Posted by: Mike | May 30, 2006 8:28:08 PM

Mike wins.

Posted by: Petey | May 30, 2006 11:52:34 PM

hope to...you can only hope to detain him...

Posted by: Pooh | May 31, 2006 12:24:44 AM

I was this close to winning.

Posted by: Mike | May 31, 2006 9:56:53 AM

A recent report indicated Arenas thought he was being Punk'd. No, seriously.

Posted by: Cisco | Jun 1, 2006 8:25:06 AM

you don't even know

Posted by: Seth | Jun 1, 2006 11:27:08 AM

It's too bad Olden Polynice wasn't around.

Posted by: JP | Jun 1, 2006 7:35:09 PM

"It's too bad Olden Polynice wasn't around."

Oddly enough, the incident I mentioned witnessing at the top of the thread also involved O.P., but it wasn't The Famous Incident.

Posted by: Petey | Jun 1, 2006 7:49:26 PM

That is pretty amazing. What is it with OP and traffic stops? If I recall, it should actually be The Famous Incidents because he did the same exact thing twice.

Posted by: JP | Jun 1, 2006 8:53:14 PM

"If I recall, it should actually be The Famous Incidents because he did the same exact thing twice."

That was my hazy memory too, but I didn't trust that memory, and Olden's wikipedia page only mentions one incident. But yeah, there were two, weren't there...

In light of Olden's contributions, I retract my previous statement that Qyntel's traffic stop was the classic of the genre.

Posted by: Petey | Jun 1, 2006 9:19:59 PM

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