Zach Randolph, the newly minted forward/center for the Sacramento Kings, was arrested in Los Angeles recently over marijuana, and the crowd in the area has was busted in wasn't so happy about the presence of the LAPD.
The second individual in custody was identified as a 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Randolph was arrested at 11 p.m. PT and booked at 4:23 a.m. Thursday, according to local police - his bail was set at $20,000.
He was arrested for possession of marijuana, though the "intent to sell" part was due to the large amount of weed found. A crowd blocked officers when they tried to go in after the two men, according to the LAPD. Five police cars were damaged during the melee. The 16-year veteran averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game last season. Randolph was never charged in the incident. While playing for the Portland Trailblazers in 2003, he was arrested when a police officer smelled marijuana emanating from his auto.
Randolph is a two-time All-Star who has played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
He was drafted 19th overall out of Michigan State by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2001 draft. Early in his second season in NY, he was traded to the Clippers along with Mardy Collins for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas in 2008. Randolph was flipped to the Clippers early in the season in 2008, and the Grizzlies traded for Randolph in 2009.
But Randolph has gotten in trouble for drug-related offenses before. The team announced in July they would eventually retire his jersey number, 50.