Basketball Wiretap

O.J. Mayo Hopes To Return To Bucks

Aug 21, 2017 1:20 PM

O.J. Mayo wants to return to the Milwaukee Bucks when he's reinstated into the NBA after his two-year suspension.

Mayo violated the NBA's Anti-Drug program.

"I want to go back to what I left [in Milwaukee],” Mayo said. “I was real close with Jason Kidd. That was the best relationship I had with a coach besides [Barnes]. I had great relationships with Giannis [Antetokounmpo] and Khris Middleton. I was comfortable there. I felt like I let them down, cheated them for two years. They paid me $8 million to be, in my eyes, a subpar player. They invested millions of dollars for me to be on top of my s---, and when you’re not on top of your s---, it shows. If they just give me the chance, I can make it up. I owe them.”

Mayo says that if he had the same focused mindset he had at age 16 that he had a decade later, “we wouldn’t be sitting here talking right now.”

“I knew better,” Mayo said. “I knew guys in my neighborhood who should have made it somewhere but got stuck. I wasn’t raised like that.”

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Zach Randolph Could Face NBA Ban

Aug 12, 2017 3:46 PM

Zach Randolph could face similar penalties as O.J. Mayo from the NBA following his arrest in Los Angeles this week on marijuana possession charges.

The league’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association says a player will be dismissed and disqualified from the NBA if he is convicted of, or pleads guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to, a crime involving the felony distribution of marijuana.

Mayo was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA in 2016 for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Randolph left the Memphis Grizzlies to sign with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

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Zach Randolph Arrested On Marijuana Possession Charge

Aug 10, 2017 10:06 AM

Zach Randolph was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday for possession of marijuana.

Randolph signed a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason.

The LAPD were called about a noise disturbance and three people were seen grabbing their waistbands and running when they arrived. Randolph was one of the three people detained. 


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