Mookie Blaylock Banned

The AJC reports:

Former NBA and Atlanta Hawks star pleaded guilty Monday to killing a mother of five in a May 2013 crash rather than face a jury.

Blaylock was sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of Monica Murphy in a head-on collision in Clayton County on May 31, 2013.

According to the plea, Blaylock will serve seven years in prison followed by eight on probation. Four of the seven years will be suspended, attorney Amanda Palmer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Updates are available here.


The Enduring Myth of Mookie Blaylock and Pearl Jam

The Enduring Myth Of Mookie Blaylock And Pearl Jam (via Deadspin)

He was an All-Star in 1993-94; had a shaved dome and chiseled physique when fades and “smooth muscle” were still the norm; and could always be counted on for minor upheavals, via crossovers, hesitations, or bolts to the basket that left no question as to his strong on-court identity (if not necessarily his value). In this way, he may have been the perfect analogy for Pearl Jam before they even knew it. … Read More

(via Deadspin)