Russell was stopped at LaGuardia for stashing weed in a can of Arizona Iced Tea.
D'Angelo Russell became the biggest story in the NBA yesterday when he was cited at LaGuardia airport for stashing weed in a can of Arizona Iced Tea. Considering how he got caught, it's a pretty embarrassing story that has had plenty of people on Twitter clowning the Brooklyn Nets star. While others choose to make fun of Russell, others are offering him their support. Among those who are standing in solidarity with Russell is retired NBA player Stephen Jackson who has become an advocate for marijuana during his retirement.
Jackson took to Instagram to send a message to Russell, explaining how he should have been smarter and that as a whole, weed shouldn't be so heavily stigmatized.
"Just got my wrk in for the day. Thinking bout @dloading stay strong kid. They rather u take man made stuff so they can benefit. It’s only a prob having it if u successful and black. It’s dam near legal," Jackson explained. "Who wants to take man made drugs and get hooked then when u stop playing u can get them now u strung out. Sad game the play. #GBG #TMCLove to all. ✊🏿✊🏼✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽 Gotta be smarter DLo but remember it’s a “PLANT” not a drug. Facts. Do your homework."
Hopefully, Russell takes Jackson's advice to heart so a situation like this doesn't occur in the future.