Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000, the maximum fine, to avoid jail time and have his case dismissed after being arrested with a quarter-pound of marijuana at a hotel in Harford County.
As a point guard for the Boston Celtics, Chris Herren’s dreams of playing in the NBA had seemingly come true. In reality, he was trapped in a nightmare of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, OxyContin and heroin. Herren spoke to 325 people at Havre de Grace High School Tuesday evening.
Two memorial scholarships at Edgewood High School are named for a student basketball star and a former teacher, coach and athletic director. Their families accepted the honors during the school's annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday.
Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell and former North Carolina and NBA star Charlie Scott have been close since Driesell, then the coach at little Davidson College, recruited a mostly unknown prospect at Laurinburg Institute in 1964.
Despite being located near one of the meccas of the sport, close to Baltimore, the professional game hasn’t caught on strongly even though the Chesapeake Bayhawks are one of the league’s flagship franchises having won an unprecedented five championships. But Kelly said he has seen a turning point.
While Boston and Philly were hardly in direct competition in politics or finance, both played vital roles in the founding and defining of America. Nowadays when one links Boston and Philly it usually has something to do with professional sports. Super Bowl LII is only the most current instance.
The first inkling about Len Bias came the summer before his freshman year at Maryland when he played in the well-respected Urban Coalition league in Washington. The league was made up mostly of college players, local NBA players and a few older playground legends.
"I often say, we can step over addicts. We can walk past them on the street, but every one of them have a mom and dad at home. They have a son or daughter that miss them on Christmas and just want to see them on their birthday," Chris Herren told more than 800 people gathered at The John Carroll School's gym.
As a starting NBA point guard, Chris Herren traveled coast to coast, playing the sport he had loved since childhood. But Herren wasn't just shooting hoops as he crisscrossed the country for various professional basketball teams. He was shooting heroin and popping pills.