The Biggest NBA Turkeys In 2017

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The Biggest NBA Turkeys In 2017

In honor of Thanksgiving, here is a look at the NBA’s biggest turkeys in 2017.

Enes Kanter

Kanter, then a member of the Thunder, is on the list for suffering one of the dumbest injuries of the year. The 6-11 frustrated Turkish center fractured his arm after punching a chair during a second-quarter timeout on Jan. 26. He was expected to miss up to two months but was back on the court in less than a month.

Dennis Schroeder

Hawks point guard Dennis Schroeder was charged with battery after being involved in an altercation at a hookah bar in his Brookhaven, Georgia late September. Schroeder allegedly initiated the incident by shoving the victim.There is reportedly security footage of the event where it shows Schroeder and others also kicking the victim.

According to the police report, the victim suffered scratches to his right knee and complained of right ankle pain.

No court date has apparently been set. While the incident does not appear to be anything major, it is another instance of nothing good occurring after midnight. Schroeder could eventually face league discipline under the personal conduct policy in player’s contract.

Zach Randolph

On Aug. 10, Randolph was arrested along with several other individuals with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. The 36-year-old later had the charges reduced to two misdemeanors of possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

The incident marked the fourth time Randolph has been arrested through his first in eight years.

I know there is a lot of debate surrounding whether marijuana should be legal. But right now marijuana is not legal and everyone knows it. Plus, Randolph should know better of putting himself in that position of essentially partying in a street.

Taj Gibson

Gibson was charged with driving with a suspended Illinois license after being pulled over by NYC police in Queens less than a week after signing a two-year, $28 million pact.

The violation was a minor violation in nature, but I am sure it was embarrassing for Gibson. Gibson explained how his license got suspended.

“A window-tinting ticket just didn’t get paid on time,” Gibson said. “One or two steps to the DMV and my license was renewed. It was one of those bad situations that I’m disappointed in, but I just learn from it and I’ve got to move forward it. Prior to that, I got pulled over and they let me go.Everything works itself out. I have to take it, learn from it and just be blessed about the situation and knowing that I’ll move forward. I was just disappointed because that’s not the kind of guy I am. I do everything the right way and that has been my stamp for many years. I understand that in my neighborhood, kids look up to me. People in my area look up to me. I was just really disappointed.”

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Caldwell-Pope served a two-game suspension to start his career with the Lakers at the beginning of the season. His suspension stemmed from a DUI arrest, while he was still a member of the Pistons, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where he blew a .08 on the breathalyzer after being stopped for traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph speed limit on March 30.

Everyone makes a mistake though DUI arrests has to be the most troubling as people die every day as a result of people driving while under the influence.

Shaquille O’Neal

O’Neal got into a stupid twitter feud with Warriors reserve JaVale McGee as a result of the way the NBA Hall of Fame center tore into his game. The beef, which lasted more than a week, started when O’Neal focused on McGee’s gaffes on the court in his satirical, 7-year-old segment on Inside the NBA called Shaqtin’ a Fool.

The feud was finally put to bed when O’Neal’s mother told Shaq to end it.

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LaVar Ball

Ball, the father of Lakers guard Lonzo, has to the No. 1 turkey of the year. He has been ridiculous for a while and gets more obnoxious along with outrageous every time he speaks. It is time for the media to stop paying attention to him and just focus on Lonzo, who is going to be okay, despite his early shooting woes.