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Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Has Been Sentenced To 25 Days In Jail


Not good news for Laker fans or the Lakers' roster itself, as starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is in a little bit of legal trouble it seems.

Caldwell-Pope, who signed a 1 year/$17.7 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers this past offseason, has been sentenced to serve 25 days in prison after violating his probationary period during the offseason.

The reason KCP violated his probation? Caldwell-Pope reportedly didn't want to comply with mandatory drug and alcohol screenings after being suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol back on March 29. According to official court documents, KCP will be serving his almost month-long sentence at the Seal Beach Police Department Detention Center under a work release program, which will allow him to leave the facility to work -- AKA play basketball for the Lakers -- but not allow him to leave the state of California, meaning Pope will only be available for home games or games against the Warriors, Clippers, and Kings over the next 25 days. KCP won't be stressing too much about heading to prison, as the Seal Beach Police Department Detention Center is actually a pay-to-stay correctional facility for wealthier offenders.

Caldwell-Pope has been a pretty solid signing for the Lakers this year, averaging over 14 points and 5 rebounds a game for LA, so his production will be sorely missed, especially his defense, but thankfully KCP won't be missing too many games before his sentence is through.