Why do you remember the name Javaris Crittenton? It may not be for his involvement in the Pau Gasol deal that nearly gave the Los Angeles Lakers three consecutive NBA titles but rather for his actions with former Washington Wizard Gilbert Arenas. The two men got in an argument over a poker game and stashed weapons in the team facility. The move caused the former Georgia Tech player to be virtually blackballed from the league, serving a season long suspension.

His troubles now may be much more severe than losing his status as a basketball player.

A warrant has been issued for Crittenton’s arrest for the August 19th murder of Julian Jones in Atlanta. Jones, a mother of four was struck by a single bullet shot from an SUV and died from complications during surgery according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to sources however, Jones was not the intended target for Crittenton as he was said to be aiming in the direction of two men Jones was walking with. In April, the former Georgia Tech player was robbed and was looking to retaliate.

He was looking to bounce back from his legal setbacks, a decent player who wanted to crack at least one more NBA roster after failed stints with the Lakers, Grizzlies, Wizards and most recently the Charlotte Bobcats. Now, he may be fighting for his freedom in a said twist of irony.

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