March Madness heroes Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were thrown out of the NBA’s rookie transition program on Wednesday morning after being caught in their hotel room with marijuana and women, according to several sources.
“The players were sent home for violating program rules,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “They will be appropriately sanctioned and will have to repeat the program next year.”
Sources said Chalmers and Arthur, who starred on the Kansas Jayhawks’ 2008 NCAA championship team, were also fined $20,000 apiece and could start the regular season on the suspended list. But NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre would not confirm that.
So Chalmers and Arthur are in New York for a four-day seminar on adapting to life in the NBA when they decide to smoke some pot and party with chicks in their hotel room. They clearly hadn’t reached the point in the seminar titled “Bitches and Pot Can Ruin Careers.” If anything, I blame the NBA for not reaching out to help these kids sooner.