I just ran across this article at cnnsi.com. Well it seems NBA star, Isaiah Rider is in a Los Angeles jail for an investigation in regards to an auto theft. Isaiah was driving in the city of Los Angeles with a car that was reported stolen.
Here’s a guy who made a ton of money in the NBA just a few years ago and now he’s driving around Los Angeles in a stolen car. It was not too long ago this guy was playing professional basketball and visiting numerous cities throughout the United States playing ball. I think the NBA needs to educate their players on how to manage their money for when they are no longer in the NBA spotlight. I recently read an article where David Stern would raise the minimum age for the NBA again. I think this is a great idea. These players should take their college education more seriously and start using their money for good use. I will assume that when Isaiah Rider goes to court, he will use a public appointed attorney, instead of using the money he earned in the NBA for a attorney.
I am glad I have never bought an Isaiah Rider jersey. I would feel embarrassed. Some professional players never seem to grow up. I do admit there are many respectable ex-professional player out there but we never hear about them because they do not do stupid things. Next time you go out and consider buying a player’s jersey, just remember they may do something really stupid down the road