Alex Caruso made the headlines in recent hours and not precisely for basketball-related topics. The Los Angeles Lakers guard was arrested in Texas for possession of marijuana, sparking many reactions around the NBA community.
Everybody had something to say about this event, including LeBron James, who was ready to go to Texas to bail his teammate out. Moreover, two big names in NBA circles had different reactions to this situation.
First, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reacted as he usually does, asking players to stay away from pot.
JJ Redick also shared his reactions to the incident, simply writing 'Free Caruso' on Twitter, showing his support towards the player.
Although he was released shortly after being detained, Alex still caught a lot of attention around the league. The NBA decided not to punish players for using marijuana since last year in the bubble, but this is only the NBA, not the rest of the states and organizations around the country.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested and released on Tuesday for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Texas A&M police.
Both are misdemeanor charges.
Lt. Bobby Richardson of the Texas A&M Police Department told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that around 2 p.m. Central Time, Caruso tried to board a flight at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas, which is located on A&M property.
The Transportation and Security Administration searched Caruso's bags and found a herb grinder that contained marijuana, Richardson said.
According to online records, Caruso was arrested for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He was released after posting bond.
It didn't take long for Alex to be free, but it's good to see that the NBA world supports him. Stephen A. does, too, under his terms. Now it's time to relax for the player and continue with his offseason after an early elimination from the NBA playoffs.