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Former Laker violated curfew, arrested in drug trafficking sting

ATLANTA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, out on bond on a murder charge, has been jailed after being tied to an Atlanta drug trafficking operation, officials say.

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Ex-NBAer Crittenton indicted for murder

ATLANTA, April 2 (UPI) -- Former Georgia Tech basketball star and NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been indicted on murder and other charges, Georgia prosecutors said Tuesday.
Crittenton arrested after speeding stop

Crittenton arrested after speeding stop

FORT GAINES, Ga., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Javaris Crittenton was arrested outside Atlanta after allegedly being pulled over for speeding and refusing to cooperate with a police officer.
Ex-Wizards player Crittenton arrested

Ex-Wizards player Crittenton arrested

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former Washington Wizards player Javaris Crittenton was arrested in California in connection with a slaying in Atlanta, an FBI spokeswoman said.
Report: Wizards ban gambling on flights

Report: Wizards ban gambling on flights

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Washington Wizards have banned card games and gambling from all team charter flights, an unnamed source told The Washington Post Friday.

Wizards trade Antonio Daniels to Hornets

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The NBA's Washington Wizards have dealt veteran guard Antonio Daniels to New Orleans in a three-team trade, which also included Memphis.

NBA: Memphis 130, New York 114

MEMPHIS, April 2 (UPI) -- A 23-point effort off the bench by Javaris Crittenton Wednesday paced Memphis to a 130-114 whipping of New York.

NBA: Chicago 112, Memphis 97

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Drew Gooden had 21 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots Tuesday in the Chicago Bulls' 112-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: Houston 116, Memphis 95

HOUSTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady scored 25 points Friday in carrying the Houston Rockets to their 14th consecutive victory, 116-95 over Memphis.

NBA: LA Lakers 121, Toronto 101

TORONTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant came within two points of his season high with a 46-point effort Friday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past Toronto 121-101.

Lakers acquire Pao Gasol from Memphis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers Friday acquired center Pao Gasol in a major trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: LA Lakers 124, Philadelphia 93

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Javaris Crittenton led seven players in double figures with 19 points Friday, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers past Philadelphia 124-93.

COL BKB: Ga. Tech 84, North Car. 77

ATLANTA, March 1 (UPI) -- Thaddeus Young made five of six three-pointers and scored 25 points Thursday night, carrying Georgia Tech to an 84-77 upset of eighth-ranked North Carolina.

COL BKB: Virginia 75, Georgia Tech 69

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- J.R. Reynolds scored 25 points and Sean Singletary scored 24 Saturday as the No. 19 Virginia Cavaliers beat Georgia Tech, 75-69.
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L.A. Lakers' Javaris Crittenton (L) knocks the ball away from Seattle SuperSonics' Delonte West during the first half at the Key Arena in Seattle on January 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).
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Javaris Cortez Crittenton (born December 31, 1987) is an American professional basketball player at point guard for the NBA's Washington Wizards. He was previously the starting point guard for the Georgia Tech men's basketball team.

Crittenton was born to Sonya Dixon in Atlanta, Georgia. He has one younger sister, Shaniya Lee . Crittenton grew up in a single-parent household, raised by his mother. As a child, Crittenton played basketball obsessively; he practiced on a children's basketball hoop, which he got for Christmas as a five year old off his best friend little-known musician Kieran Hinton, every day until it finally broke. In later years, his mother stated that she often had a hard time getting him to stop playing and practicing basketball. Despite this obsession with basketball, Crittenton was a good student throughout school.

Crittenton attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, where, as a high school sophomore, he played alongside Dwight Howard. Crittenton and Howard led Southwest Atlanta to victory in the GHSA class A state championship that season. Howard would later go on to be the first overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft after turning professional directly out of high school. As a junior, Crittenton averaged 28.4 points, 7.5 assists, and 8.2 rebounds. He led Southwest Atlanta to the GHSA class A state final again which they lost to powerhouse Randolph-Clay, finishing the season with a State Championship and a Finals appearance for the year 2005. As a senior, Crittenton averaged 29 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds, and led Southwest Atlanta to the GHSA class A state championship. Following the season he was named a McDonald's All American. He was also named Mr. Georgia Basketball. Crittenton was an exceptional student in high school with a 3.5 GPA, and was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Senior Beta Club. After being courted by several colleges, Crittenton ultimately chose local university Georgia Tech, in part to allow his mother and younger sister the ability to attend his home games in Atlanta.

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