Tag:Jalen Rose
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:37 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 9:33 pm

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

Posted by Ben Golliverjimmy-king-2

The long arm of the law isn't afraid to extend itself in a place of worship.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Jimmy King, former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan's famed Fab Five team, was arrested while at church for failure to thousands of dollars of child support.
King, who turned 38 on Tuesday, was arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court and charged with one count of failure to pay support, a felony carrying a maximum four-year prison term, according to John Sellek, state Attorney General spokesman. He said King owed $17,209 for one child, from 2008 to 2011.

Sellek said King was arrested without incident at 5 p.m. Tuesday at New St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit, after agents saw a flyer about a basketball camp that advertised King’s involvement. Sellek added that agents had tried to reach King about outstanding child support by phone and by leaving notes at his home for six weeks.

"When it comes to child support,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette, “no matter who you are, you have to play by the rules.”
King, a 6-foot-5 guard originally hailing from Texas, played two seasons in the NBA, appearing in 62 games for the Toronto Raptors in 1995-1996 and in two games for the Denver Nuggets in 1996-1997. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in his NBA career. He is perhaps better known as one of the less-heralded members of the Fab Five freshman recruiting class that also included NBA stars Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard. The quintet appeared in back-to-back NCAA Championship games in 1992 and 1993. 

Incidentally, Rose, now a television commentator, was also arrested this year on a drunk driving charge and sentenced to 20 days in jail. Both King and Rose appeared in a recent television documentary about the Fab 5 that sparked a controversy when they made controversial remarks about Duke University and Grant Hill earlier this year.

Basketball-Reference.com reports King's NBA career earnings at more than $600,000. He later played abroad and in the Continental Basketball Association.

Hat tip: Marcel Mutoni

Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:50 pm

One crappy Wednesday for Jalen Rose

Posted by Royce Young

On Wednesday, former NBA player and current TV analyst Jalen Rose was hit with a 20-day jail sentence for a March DUI. That's pretty rough. But to make things worse, he was pulled over again on the way home, this time for going 20 over the speed limit. Via the Detroit Free Press:

Former Michigan Fab Fiver Jalen Rose was given a speeding ticket in Clawson hours after he was sentenced to nearly three weeks in jail for drunken driving, authorities said today.

Rose was clocked going 46 m.p.h. in a 25-m.p.h. zone shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson said. He was given a citation for going at least 10 m.p.h. over the limit.
Obviously not a major violation and it's something we all do, but that's pretty ironic, or something. He gets punished for an irresponsible driving thing and then on the way home, does some irresponsible driving. Lesson learned!
Category: NBA
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 1:29 pm

Jalen Rose to serve 20 days for drunk driving

Posted by Royce Young

In March, word came out that Jalen Rose had been arrested for drinking and driving. That was bad and then things got worse when he was suspended because he didn't tell his ESPN employers about the incident. And now Rose has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for the offense, according to Fox News in Detroit.

Rose was involved in a crash in his hometown Detroit in March after veering off the road. A hospital test showed his blood-alcohol content as 0.12 percent, above Michigan's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent. According to the report, he informed police he had six martinis that night before driving home. He plead guilty to the offense.

He was also given one year probation. He'll begin his sentence next Tuesday.

Rose played 13 NBA seasons and is now an NBA analyst for ESPN.

Photo via Fox News Detroit

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Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:07 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Isiah Thomas helps Jalen Rose open a school

Posted by Matt Moore

Jalen Rose and Isiah Thomas haven't exactly been super-popular this year. Rose made headlines for his comments in the 30 for 30 documentary on the Fab Five about Duke and its players based on his feeling as a teenager on the racial implications for playing there. Isiah Thomas is widely credited with forcing the king's ransom for Carmelo Anthony that gutted the Knicks current and future, despite denials from James Dolan and Donnie Walsh on his involvement. Oh, yeah, and he's still Isiah Thomas. 

But Rose and Thomas are both doing something that's pretty special. Rose, moved by the conditions in inner-city Detroit, has started a school, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. It's initial class will host 120 students, chosen by lottery. But Rose is hoping to quadruple that by 2013, he told the AP. To do so, in addition to his golf fundraiser, he reached out to another Detroit staple, Thomas, who donated money to help open the school.
"I think what Jalen is doing is great, so I'm trying to help him get the project off the ground with some of my resources," Thomas said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "The more athletes can re-connect with their communities the better off we'll all be. Some of us do a lot, and some of us don't do enough."
via Rose inspired by Detroit's plight to open school - USATODAY.com.

So for two guys who have had pretty bad years with public relations (and this is before Rose's arrest for DUI), this is a tremendous story. Say what you want about each man's words and decisions, but this is an indication that they're willing to try and make a real difference for people who need it. 

A nice story while the billionaires and millionaires haggle over billions.
Category: NBA
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2011 12:41 pm

Grant Hill to help Jalen Rose with charter school

Grant Hill agrees to help support Rose charter school in Detroit after mini-feud.

Posted by Matt Moore

You can say a lot of things about Grant Hill and Jalen Rose. You can't say they hold grudges. From NBA.com:
Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support the new charter school in Detroit bearing Rose's name.

The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is expected to open in September. Rose says Hill has promised to lend his support and that things are fine between them after Hill criticized Rose in March for comments he made in an ESPN documentary about Michigan's famous Fab Five.
via Rose says Hill to help support new charter school | NBA.com.

Rose and Hill had somewhat of a spat following Rose's comments in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the Fab Five, in which he spoke about attitudes towards Blacks/African Americans who went to Duke. Hill wrote a lengthy rebuttal, and Rose claimed his comments were taken out of context. Regardless, this is a quality move by two quality individuals who have done a lot for communities across the country. Hill's charity work is well-known, and for him to continue to give back to Detroit after the sour end to his time there again reflects his quality of person. Rose on the other hand isn't going into a hole or using this feud to further his notoriety, which some have done in the past. Instead he reached out, resolved a needless squabble (even if the greater issues in question are well worth the discussion) and managed to make lemonade out of lemons. 

Talk about a happy ending.
Category: NBA
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:58 pm

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Former NBA player and current NBA analyst Jalen Rose has been pulled from the air due to a recent DUI arrest. Posted by Ben Golliver. jalen-rose

It's been a wild month for former University of Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose, who released a controversial documentary about his time with the Fab Five and was arrested on DUI charges, which he managed to keep out of the news for weeks.

USA Today reports that Rose has been pulled from the television airwaves by ESPN, where he is currently an NBA analyst.
ESPN is pulling Jalen Rose off the air after a report found the NBA basketball analyst waited almost three weeks to tell his employers about his arrest in Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving.
"Jalen has accepted full responsibility for his actions. Both parties are taking this very seriously, and as a result, we've agreed that he will not be on our air while he addresses this situation," said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in an email to Game On!
The Poynter Review Project reports that Rose was not contractually obligated to disclose his DUI arrest to ESPN.
ESPN encourages its "talent" -- those employees and contractors who are paid to appear on the air or write for the Web or magazine -- to tell their bosses about potentially embarrassing personal issues that might become public. But no written policy explicitly requires them to come forward. 
This has really turned into a "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" situation for Rose, whose documentary set ratings records but has now been overshadowed by his personal conduct and decision to bury negative headlines rather than own up to the situation. 

Rose was in a tough spot and he clearly chose to do what was best for himself and his project rather than what was best for his employer. That type of decision can have all sorts of long-term consequences. Whether Rose is being temporarily muzzled or cast aside remains to be seen. For now, it will be a lot harder to hear Rose's side of the story. 
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Posted on: March 30, 2011 8:09 am

Shootaround 3.30.11: Cavs fans rejoice

Cleveland Cavaliers fans are treated to a great win, Lamar Odom connects with Lakers fans, a look at tonight's McDonald's All-American Game, Carlos Boozer goes pop and Jalen Rose's mug shot, plus a whole lot more. Posted by Ben Golliver. shootaround
  • Ken Berger of CBSSports.com has the latest from around the league in his post-ups.
  • RealGM has a nice primer on tonight's McDonald's All-American Game.
  • TMZ with more details of Jalen Rose's DUI arrest, including a mug shot. 
  • John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog gets to enjoy a recap for a change. "The Heat couldn’t focus, and the Cavs refused to believe that they were going to miss. Unbelievable. Great performance. Every court is just as wide as the next. The three-point line is in the same place. The lane is just as wide. The charge circles are painted the same. And yet there’s something about a special crowd that can change the outcome of a game. That’s what happened on Tuesday. A great win, and one the fans deserved."
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:46 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 10:42 pm

Jalen Rose arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Posted by Royce Young

Jalen Rose has been in the news a lot this month. But he's about to be in it even more and not for some comments he made in a documentary.

In March Rose was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving
in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Rose who is of course a former NBA player, part of the famous "Fab Five" and now an analyst for ESPN, was arrested around 2 a.m. on March 11. He is accused of operating a vehicle while impaired.

Keith Davidson, a Los Angeles-based attorney representing Rose, says the former player and his team "look forward to working with Michigan authorities and addressing any and all outstanding issues in court and not in the press."

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reached an ESPN spokesman about Rose's situation and the word is ESPN executives are looking into the DUI allegations against Rose.

Rose, 38, played 13 years in the NBA and reached the NBA Finals once with Indiana in 2000. With the Fab Five at Michigan he played in two national title games in 1992 and 1993.

He's been in headlines a lot recently with comments he made during an ESPN documentary on the famous team, calling Duke players "Uncle Toms."

Kind of interesting this is just coming out now, some 20 days later. I don't know if that's ordinary, but maybe at least it's something I'm curious about.

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