Lakers Forward Jordan Hill Faces Felony Charges for Choking Family Member
Just when things were beginning to look good for one of the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers, here comes bad news to put a damper on the celebration. After stringing together quality games with the Lakers, forward Jordan Hill could face prison time if convicted for allegedly choking a family member back in February of this year.
According to reports, Hill has been officially charged in an incident that stems from his days as a member of the Houston Rockets. Hill will have to make an appearance in a Houston court where he will face a 2 to 10-year prison sentence along with $10,000 in fines. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher is reporting that Hill is currently in Los Angeles, CA, preparing for Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets. It would appear that Hill might take the team’s off-day top make a trip down south to handle the situation back in Houston.
Earlier today, as reports of the charges began surfacing, there were two posts on Hill’s Twitter account, one that read “Wowwwww,” and the other one simply said, “Unbelievable!!!!!!!!”
Hill is coming off a game 1 performance in which he contributed with valuable minutes off a Lakers bench that has desperately needed a spark. In the opener, he finished with a double-double, 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots as the Lakers routed the Nuggets, 103-88.
Hill earned a spot on the team’s playoff roster with a gutsy effort against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a must0win game for the Purple and Gold. In the Lakers penultimate game of the season, Hill finished with 14 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and a steal in his 35 minutes of play. Those numbers are way superior than his career averages, which are currently: 5.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.