Michael Jordan needs to talk to these young men.
The Hornets players continually get into very dangerous and potentially lethal situations.
What is going on in Charlotte?
Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired early Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 6’4″, 160-pounder was booked around 1:51 AM, according to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. His bond was listed at $2,500.
Bouknight was a star for the UConn Huskies before going 11th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft.
He averaged 4.6 points in 31 games in his rookie campaign … including a 24-point performance against the Sacramento Kings.
Bouknight’s arrest adds to a hellish offseason for the Hornets … after star Miles Bridges was accused of abusing his girlfriend in front of their children. Former Charlotte forward Montrezl Harrell — who recently signed with the Philadelphia 76ers — was also busted for having marijuana in his car.
The Hornets released a statement … saying, “We are aware of the incident involving James Bouknight and are in the process of gathering additional information.”
James Bouknight was found unconscious in a parking deck around 12:44 AM, according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
The report also indicates JB had a 40MM gun, a Glock 23, with him at the time of the arrest. The report doesn’t specify whether the gun was legal or illegal, though, it doesn’t appear Bouknight was charged for the weapon.
He is lucky he wasn’t robbed or anything like that.
Why was he asleep in his car at almost 1 am with a gun nearby?
That isn’t normal behavior, and while it doesn’t look like he will be hit with serious charges, he will have to explain what he was up to.
The NBA season starts tomorrow, and the drama is already at an all-time high. I am talking about off the court, not on it.
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