After the Los Angeles Lakers have been eliminated from the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Alex Caruso is having quite the off-season as the Lakers’ guard was arrested on Tuesday for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to arrest records, the 27-year-old Texas native was arrested at his alma mater Texas A&M University as he attempted to board a plane at the Easterwood Airport in College Station with less than two ounces of weed along with a grinder. He was released the same day after paying a $4,200 USD bond.
Alex Caruso has reportedly been arrested in Texas for possession of weed. pic.twitter.com/iYqq4gc23b
— The Laker Files (@LakerFiles) June 23, 2021
A fan favorite of the Lakers’ community, Caruso is an unrestricted free agent this summer and remains to be seen if the front office intends to extend his contract. The 6-foot-4 guard is known to have great chemistry with teammate Lebron James but didn’t quite make a major impact in the 2020-2021 season as he averaged 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
The NBA and Lakers organization have yet to respond to the matter, but James along with netizens had a field day with the news. Check out the reactions to Caruso’s arrest below.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 23, 2021
Alex Caruso coming back from Texas like pic.twitter.com/K7wcTveNd4
— Foo Foo (@BrownFOO_1) June 23, 2021
lebron having to leave cancun to bail alex caruso out of jail pic.twitter.com/VsYNKCRCab
— buckets (@buckets) June 23, 2021
Alex Caruso tomorrow morning pic.twitter.com/QL486Nn9nU
— Basketballfosho (@basketballfosho) June 23, 2021
Alex Caruso x "I got 5 on it" pic.twitter.com/RUIKgpKXv8
— Alex. ??????? (@Dubs4O8) June 23, 2021
The Clippers Alex Caruso
Day ruined with 1 possession
— Mike Goldfarb (@MikeGoldFool) June 23, 2021
Bronny James when Lebron takes him to Alex Caruso house knowing he about to go up in his weed stash pic.twitter.com/1xPLEGGiG0
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) June 23, 2021
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