LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Former Lakers guard Javaris Crittenton has waived his right to an extradition hearing and will be taken to Atlanta to face a murder charge stemming from the shooting death of a 22-year-old woman.

Crittenton, who was arrested Monday night at John Wayne Airport, is expected to be picked up by Atlanta authorities by Sept. 15. He will remain jailed without bail pending his transfer.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports.

Crittenton, 23, was wanted for the Aug. 19 shooting of 22-year-old Jullian Jones, a mother of four young children. Atlanta police say Jones was walking with two men when she was shot and they believe one of the men with her was the target.

Police believe the motive was retaliation for a robbery in April, in which Crittenton was a victim.

The Lakers drafted Crittenton in 2007. He was later traded to the Memphis Grizzles and went on to play for the Washington Wizards. He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2009.

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Comments (9)
  1. Iatola says:

    That’s the problem with these wannabe basketball stars. They never get things right. If you’re gonna try something like that you gotta be a good shot, use the right gun (not handgun), and don’t get caught. Dude, that’s 3 strikes against you so you deserve what you get.

  2. Igor Doublebubblevich. says:

    The Kardashian sisters will post bail.

  3. Kat Files says:

    Why refer to this punk as an ex-Laker? He spent very little time with the Lakers & the team he was with last is the Washington Wizards.

    1. Kat Files is Dumb says:

      Because he was drafted by the Lakers. If he was not drafted by the Lakers, he probably would have ended up in another team. Then they would’ve referred to him as ex-whatever team that drafted him.

    2. ric says:

      He’s referred to as a former Laker because the local media know more readers will possibly click on the article. Not because he was drafted by them. If he was drafted by a different team and later played 22 games for the Lakers, he would still be referred to as an ex-Laker.

      1. Jack says:

        Well said Ric

  4. azuresees says:

    Note to recruiters: DO YOUR DANG HOMEWORK… Is it true that money overpowers virtue? When you hire ghett-toe, you get ghetto…duh…Team hiring processes have consistently hired “good players,” but totally disregard that they may be “players” in the bad world… We have lost honor and virtue in sports…Welcome to the machine…No wonder gangsters wear sports “gear.”

  5. Steven says:

    Just let him go through the legal process, Stop Hating.

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