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Apr 19, 2017 1:00 PM

8 NBA Stars Who Have Smoked Weed Before Games

Many famous sportsmen use cannabis to reduce anxiety before games and competitions, as well as to improve their focus and the overall state of health. NBA players are not an exception to the rule. The number of those who use weed in the league is still amazing. Below is the list of eight well-known NBA players who often went “green” before important games.

LeBron James

LeBron James is a winner of two Olympic gold medals, three NBA championships, and numerous other basketball awards. LeBron has shared that he and his teammates smoked cannabis in a hotel room in Akron. He was also caught with a pen vaporizer after the game in 2013.

J.R Smith

J.R Smith was seen holding a joint during his vacation in South Beach with Rihanna, who is also a well-known pot enthusiast among pop-stars.

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah, the famous player of the New York Knicks, is another cannabis lover. In 2010, paparazzi snapped a photo of the NBA star near the block known as the “Head Shop Row,” where he was shopping for bongs.

Zac Randolph

Zac Randolph, also known as Z-Bo, was caught up in a story about trying to purchase weed from a shady dealer. He stole the dealer’s bag and shut the door without paying.

Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed played 16 seasons in the NBA for different teams. However, he was caught by the police for speeding with forty grams of cannabis in the car.

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson was arrested for possession when he was a college student. He is retired now but still supports both medicinal and recreational cannabis.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo is another legendary New York Knicks player who consumed weed between games. In early 2004, he was caught boarding a plane with marijuana in his carry-on.

Lamar Odom

A former member of the Los Angeles Lakers who won two NBA championships also had some issues with the law enforcement regarding cannabis. Moreover, he failed a few NBA drug tests because of weed.

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