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10 Athletes Who Definitely Got High Before Games

Have you ever had really good seats at a Lakers game, looked at one of the bench players warming up, and noticed their eyes are more glazed than a warm Krispy Kreme donut? That’s no coincidence — a lot of players get high before tipoff, benchwarmers and ballers alike. Stephen Jackson came forward about getting high before games with Baron Davis and told us what we already know: athletes love the devil’s lettuce. So now that it’s no longer taboo to discuss pregame marijuana use, the question has to be asked: which athletes consistently got stoned before games?…

No 10: Bill Walton

Former NBA great Bill Walton watches the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets season opening game against the Sacramento Kings, Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at the Ford Center, in Oklahoma City. by Nate Billings/The Oklahoman.

A fragile seven-footer, Walton’s inhaled more marijuana in his lifetime than all of his sons combined. He definitely got high before games at UCLA (they were so good he could have been stoned on morphine and it wouldn’t have mattered), and definitely pregame puffed in the National Basketball Association…

No 9 and No 8: Jason Williams and Randy Moss

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The two best athletes in Rand High School history accomplished many of their feats stoned. White Chocolate was suspended three times at Florida for having THC-laced urine, and Moss lost his scholarship to Florida State after he backed up a battery conviction with a failed drug test. Both Williams and Randy are shining examples of the fact that smoking weed helps you escape poverty and become rich and famous…

No 7: Darius Miles

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I attended countless Clippers games during the Darius Miles era — when I mentioned “Krispy Kreme” eyes in the opening paragraph, I was referring to Darius…

No 6: Josh Gordon

This one isn’t that original, but Gordon and Manziel ripped the Illadelph before every single game. You would too if you played for the Browns…

No 5: J.R. Rider

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Arrested several times for marijuana possession, most notably when police caught him smoking out of a soda can in 1998, those in the know claim J.R. got higher than anyone else in the NBA during his occasionally impressive eight-year career…

No 4: Chris Webber

The “under-the-radar” stoner, C-Webb got high AF at the beginning of his career, culminating in two marijuana arrests in 1998. He’s polished now, but he and Juwan Howard were definitely toking up before games in their Michigan days…

No 3: Dock Ellis

If you’re too young to know the story of Dock Ellis getting high on LSD and throwing a no-hitter, watch the video above immediately. Ellis got high on drugs way more intense than marijuana before games. What a badass…

No 2: Santonio Holmes

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Those eyes bruh…goddamn!

No 1: Lamar Odom 

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Not to throw shade at Odom, who by all accounts is a genuinely nice person with serious addiction issues, but my buddy C-Moss lived next to Lamar in Marina Del Rey back in the day, and billows of marijuana smoke were escaping from the window of his condo every minute of every day. He definitely got high before games during his Clippers tenure, and like Josh Gordon, who can really blame him?…

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