Former Sonics Center James Comes To Defense Of Lewis
Former SuperSonics center Jerome James said he does not think Rashard Lewis should have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
?Rashard is such a good guy,? said James, who is now with the Knicks. ?One of the best guys I ever met. Big heart, loves everybody, tries to please everybody.
?I?d like to meet the cop who arrested him. I know he is doing his job, but I still think he is a (jerk). Rashard is too good of a guy. He could arrest somebody who is a (jerk), who doesn?t do anything for the community. If (Rashard) had somebody in the car with him, let them take him home. Or let somebody else get behind the wheel.
?I hate to see something like that happen to Rashard Lewis. And I don?t care what people say about my comments, I love Rashard.?
For the record, Lewis had two others in the car with him the night he was arrested, but those people, according to the police report, both appeared intoxicated as well. A separate car picked up those people at the scene before Lewis was taken to the Mercer Island police department.