Tag:Charlie Bell
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:44 pm

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Posted by Ben Gollivercharlie-bell-small

Talk about compounding one error in judgment with another. 

SFGate.com reports that Golden State Warriors back-up guard Charlie Bell showed up "legally drunk" to a court hearing regarding a recent DUI arrest.
Warriors reserve guard Charlie Bell spent hours in custody Thursday after showing up to court legally drunk for a hearing on his drunken driving case, according to the ABC affiliate in Flint, Mich.

Bell was held, in a district court holding cell, on a bond violation until he sobered up. He’s expected back in court Friday, which marks the start of Warriors training camp for the rest of his teammates.

Bell, 32, a former Michigan State star, was arrested in Flint Township on Oct. 21 for drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.
In addition to this arrest, Bell was arrested on DUI charges back in February in California and reportedly had to be picked up from the pokey by teammate Reggie Williams. In May, Bell was allegedly stabbed by his wife, Kenya Bell, who was arrested. Bell later disputed the report.

The Warriors would be best served to waive Bell immediately or to demand that he seek help. It's way past time to admit that he has a serious problem. Enabling him in any way will not cut it and reflects poorly on the organization as a whole.
Posted on: May 2, 2011 9:07 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 12:37 am

Warriors G Charlie Bell allegedly stabbed by wife

Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was allegedly stabbed by his wife. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Back in February, we noted that seldom used Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was arrested on DUI charges and had to be picked up from the drunk tank by a teammate. Bell reportedly has even bigger problems to deal with this week.

CSNBayArea.com reports that Bell was allegedly stabbed by his wife, former Miss Michigan USA Kenya Bell, with a box cutter. 
Warriors guard Charlie Bell was reportedly stabbed by his wife in a domestic dispute last weekend in Michigan. Genessee County prosecutor David Leyton charged Bell's wife Kenya Bell, the former Miss Michigan USA, with domestic violence and assault with a dangerous weapon on Monday.
According to NBC25 and police accounts of the Sunday morning incident in Grand Blanc Township, Kenya Bell is accused of stabbing her husband with a box cutter.
MLive.com reports that the incident occurred in the presence of their children.
The assault occurred inside Charile Bell's home in Grand Blanc Township in the presence of two children, Leyton said. Leyton declined to release any more details on the incident. "It's a tragic situation," he said. "They're entitled to some privacy."
The website also notes that she was released on $5,000 bond.

Late Monday night, Charlie Bell wrote on Twitter: "I'm fine. I didn't get stabbed. Lol."

On her website, Kenya Bell describes herself as "very loyal and loving."
I cherish my family and friends and I’m very loyal and loving.  I’m at a stage in my life where  because I’ve put all of my dreams aside for years and worked for my husband to help him achieve his goals, I’m now working to achieve some of mine.  Yep I’m dreaming big.  Ladies..Dream big with me. :)  
Yes I own a hybrid Lexus, a convertible BMW, a 6 carat diamond ring, and a 10,000 square foot house.  But from November to April, I’m a single mother, working as an cheerleader (supporting my husband at every game) and yes, I still have my own hopes and dreams.
Charlie Bell, a 32-year-old guard with seven years of NBA experience, averaged 1.7 points and 0.7 assists in 19 appearances this season. He has a player option for 2011-2012 that will pay him $4.1 million. Look for the Warriors to shop his expiring contract just as soon as ... oh, wait, they're already on the phones.

The news comes roughly two weeks after NFL player Brandon Marshall was allegedly stabbed by his wife.
Posted on: February 5, 2011 4:03 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2011 4:07 pm

Warriors G Charlie Bell arrested on DUI

Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was arrested on DUI early Friday morning. Posted by Ben Golliver. charlie-bell

Stop the presses: there was a basketball-related, drunk driving arrest in Northern California that didn't involve the Sacramento Kings. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell was taken into custody early Friday morning "on suspicion of drunken driving."
A CHP officer arrested Bell about 2:45 a.m. on Lakeshore Avenue, near Oakland's Lake Merritt, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. Bell was booked at a downtown Oakland jail, where he remained for about four hours before being picked up by teammate Reggie Williams.
First of all: shout out to Reggie Williams. Picking up your drunk teammate from jail in the middle of the night is worth some serious brownie points. In a horrible situation, that's going above and beyond the call of duty.

Second of all: The plot thickens a little bit, as Bell was arrested the night after a game in which he actually played, because the Warriors are currently short-handed in the backcourt. The Contra Costa Times reports that the Warriors are now recalling Jeremy Lin from the D-League because reserve guard Acie Law is dealing with a wrist injury.
In need of bodies in the backcourt, the Warriors recalled Jeremy Lin from the NBA Development League. Lin has been dominating the D-League and Warriors’ management loves the progress he’s made. He’s gotten better going left, his outside shot has improved and he’s gotten experience playing consistently. Most importantly, I’m told, Lin plays with more confidence.
In 16 games, he is averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists with 2.2 steals in 32 minutes. He’s shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
The most prudent course of action here is probably to assign Lin an extra rookie duty: acting as the team's official on-call designated driver. Just get him a giant 8-passenger van and a walkie-talkie and/or pager. Seems like a reasonable investment if the Warriors would like to stay on the court rather than in the courtroom.
Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:22 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:23 pm

Stephen Curry in protective boot for ankle injury

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry suffered another ankle injury and reportedly left the arena wearing a protective boot. Posted by Ben Golliverstephen-curry

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has enjoyed a pretty remarkable first quarter of the NBA season -- averaging 20.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals -- and it's made even more remarkable by the fact he has been bothered by numerous ankle injuries.
On Wednesday, the Warriors lost to the Spurs in San Antonio, their 10th loss in 11 games. To make matters worse, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Curry had to be carried off the floor by teammates after suffering yet another ankle injury, and he left the arena wearing a protective boot.
Stephen Curry appeared to be harmlessly dribbling on the right side of the three-point arc, when he pulled up and called timeout with 5:20 remaining in the second quarter. After being checked by head athletic trainer Tommy Abdenour on the court, Curry was basically carried to the locker room by Vladimir Radmanovic and Jeff Adrien.
"You hold your breath every time there's a limp," coach Keith Smart said. "Once you sprain it, it can always happen again at any given moment. He's been pretty resilient this season, so we've got to hope he can keep doing it."
Prior to Wednesday's game, GoldenStateofMind.com was wondering aloud whether Curry should take the court. Now, the Chronicle reports that Curry "could miss extended time" because of the repeated sprains, although X-rays taken on Wednesday did not show a fracture. The team is thin at the point guard position behind Curry: untested rookie Jeremy Lin and journeyman Charlie Bell were the only available options to play alongside scoring guard Monta Ellis. To add some depth at the position, the Warriors plan to sign free agent point guard Acie Law on Thursday. Law was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this week, after he couldn't find playing time behind Mike Conley and Greivis Vasquez. A long-term loss of Curry would be tough news for the Warriors, who have slipped to 8-14 on the season, after starting the year 7-4. 
Posted on: August 23, 2010 7:26 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2010 9:34 am

NBA Pop Quiz: Are the Bucks legit?

Posted by Matt Moore

Fall is here, hear the yell, back to school, ring the bell ... The NBA season is right around the corner, and NBA training camp starts in just a few short weeks. To get you ready for the NBA season, we've put together 25 pop quizzes. Pencils ready? We kick off our Pop Quiz series with the following question...

Is Milwaukee Legit?

The Bucks had terrible prospects going into last season. Considered an Eastern-Conference also-ran, with a questionable "centerpiece" center in Andrew Bogut and a reach of a first-rounder in Brandon Jennings, no one expected them to succeed. And yet, despite all the criticisms constantly lobbed at Scott Skiles, his team did what his teams do best. They defended like samurai, attacked the glass, and won far more games than they were expected to. Additionally, Brandon Jennings made a legitimate push for Rookie of the Year, an award he likely would have won were it not for Tyreke Evans' historic performance (with apologies to Stephen Curry's wheeling and dealing). Jennings had nights where his questionable shot selection, fueled by the kind of confident sense of bravado you want in your superstar, hurt the team, but more often than not, he proved himself exactly what the team has needed for a decade: a true star.

But that was last season. And after Andrew Bogut's arm injury has him still trying to fight through rehab
, the question has to be asked. Are the Bucks legit, or was last season the type of spike that fans will look back on as the high point, followed by a long slide back to the margins?  If we're going to try and suss out the answer, we need to look at their strengths and weaknesses.

The Bucks were the fourth best defense last season (we're talking defensive efficiency here, don't fall for the fallacy of points per game, which doesn't account for pace). They were fourth in opponents' turnover ratio but only tenth in opponents' field goal percentage (45.1%). But very relevant? They were fourth best at defending at the rim . That's got a lot to do with Bogut, who was an absolute iron curtain down low. But Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and even Dan Gadzuric were all good at attacking anyone that dared challenge the Bucks at the iron. They were also sixth in three-point defense. What this means is that the two most efficient areas on the floor, the Bucks were exceptional at. Their only real area of problems, defensively? 10-15 Feet, where they were dead last in field goal percentage allowed. So the Bucks really needed to upgrade their wing and mid-range defenders.

Which is fitting, because similarly their wing offense was also where they desperately needed help. The Bucks' offense in general was a mess , but with Jennings and Bogut, they at least have cornerstones to work with. The addition John Salmons was significant for improving their scoring distribution, and Carlos Delfino proved to be a valuable asset as well. The best news for the Bucks is that they improved precisely at that position, filling in for the injured now-trade-chip Michael Redd with Corey Maggette, while only losing Gadzuric and seldom-used wing Charlie Bell.

The Bucks improved at the position they needed to, adding both Salmons (and subsequently re-signing him) and also added a ton of muscle down low by drafting Larry Sanders and adding Drew Gooden in free agency. While Gooden's usage is a bit high, he does provide somewhat of a backup plan in case Andrew Bogut continues to struggle recovering from the arm injury. That said, just as it was in the playoffs, this team's chances are tied to Bogut. Bogut has to not only recover, but re-assume his position as a premier big man in the league if the Bucks are going to repeat their success of last year. Similarly, Brandon Jennings has to take a step forward, grow a sense that maybe that off-balance 18-foot jumper on the run is not the best option offensively for this particular moment of time, regardless of how hot he "feels."

This is a team sound throughout its principles and structure. But its superstars will have to take steps forward if they're going to keep pace with the rest of an improved Eastern Conference.

Finally, the real test for if this team is legit is if Skiles manages to get the same effort night after night from this team that he did last season. There's been a pattern with Skiles' losing the ears of his players with the incessant yelling and discipline, and it'll be up to him to show some restraint and trust. Not exactly something he's known for. But Skiles has improved in his coaching style, so it's not out of the realm of possibility.

At the end of the day, the Bucks won with defense, rebounding, a dynamic point guard and stellar center. That's a formula that's been relied on to win. Throw in the fact that they added to their team while losing no essential component, and while it's not a sure thing, it's safe to say you can legitimately fear the deer for another year. That was an unfortunate rhyme.

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