People always seem to forget professional athletes are regular people too.
Sure, they possess superhuman athletic ability that earns them millions of dollars, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do regular sh*t, like shop for their own groceries, pay their taxes or smoke a fat*ss blunt at the end of the day.
Former Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams has always been upfront with what the culture is really like in the NBA. In a 2013 interview, he admitted some of his teammates would even show up to games high, saying,
Guys were on the bench, trying to kick it to girls in the stands, having ball boys run over. I mean, some guys were high. There were guys smoking weed before games. Guys asking in the middle of the game, ‘Do you smell popcorn?’
But in a recent interview with Fox Business, he went in detail to say that anywhere from “75 to 80 percent” of current players are smoking weed.
While he’s not saying these are the same guys showing up to games high, Jay explains there is still a stigma about marijuana in the NBA, especially compared to the super addictive pain killers that are prescribed for players,
Susan Soares has written for Cannabis Now Magazine, Alternet, and Sensi Magazine.