Teammate: Lakers give Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘nonstop s—’ over jail time
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dealing with a fairly serious legal situation, but at least his teammates help keep the mood light.
Speaking with reporters on Friday, Lakers center Andrew Bogut said that the team is relentless with the jokes about Caldwell-Pope’s jail sentence.
“Just nonstop giving him s— about it,” said Bogut, per Bill Oram of the Southern California News Group. “Honestly. Everyone’s asking him what his jail cell’s like and just quotes from the Eddie Murphy movie, ‘Life.’”
Caldwell-Pope is currently serving a 25-day jail term due to a recent parole violation stemming from a DWI arrest in March, but he is able to continue playing for the Lakers as part of a work-release program. His availability is impacted however by certain travel restrictions.
The 24-year-old is scheduled to finish his sentence by early-to-mid January, but you can bet that his teammates are never going to let him live it down.