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Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: August 25, 2011 11:11 am
By Matt Moore

Warren Braithwaite is one of those people who is an "associate" to various celebrities. You know what I'm talking about. Those people who don't have an official capacity, but always hang around with well-known people and are always involved in various ventures with them. He's friends with Jamie Foxx, Lady Gaga, held a soiree for Magic Johnson, and generally hung out with the ritziest of the ritz, including one new head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson. 

Oh, and one more thing. He's currently being charged by federal authorities with running a massive criminal organization specializing in a massive drug ring. Along with 22 of his associates. 

So that's not good. 

Just how close were Jackson and Braithwaite? According to Star Magazine
In fact, Jackson took Braithwaite to a news conference on June 100 -- just 4 days before Braithwaite’s arrest -- when he announced his decision to leave broadcasting and accept the role.

Braithwaite was also involved at the True Love Worship Center International, in Van Nuys, Calif., a ministry helmed by Jackson and his wife.

While the Warriors had no comment, Jackson tells Star he has “not seen one piece of evidence that Brother Warren is the person police say he is. Our prayers, thoughts and love are for Warren and his family.”
via INVESTIGATION: Jamie Foxx, Lady Gaga & NBA Coach Mark Jackson Linked To Drug Kingpins | Radar Online.

(Side note: Jackson can preach. )

Jackson clearly wasn't the only one close with Braithwaite; he's a known commodity in celebrity circles. But especially for a coach who values traditional morals, the charges have to be a shock. What's more, Jackson must feel pretty strongly about Braithwaite in order to speak on his behalf to Star Magazine about him. The typical line is to not comment. Now Jackson's on record as speaking out in defense of an acccused drug kingpin. Then again, if Braithwaite is clear of all charges, Jackson will have stuck by his friend through the hardest of times. You can bet the Warriors are monitoring this situation pretty closely. 


Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:37 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

the schools and goverment want jesus out, but hey! we still got harry potter...

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:02 am

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

Well it's a image is everything thing in this case.  The Warriors brass might not care if he's guilty or not they may just prefer to not have the brand asscociated with a drug kingpin.  If he is guilty then Mark Jackson resigns under Warriors pressure.

Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:37 am

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

cia and and feds are drugkingpins google cia planes crash wit 4tons of coke found on board..feds fda regulate many addictive prescription med..Governor Rick Perry forces 11 year-olds on STD Vaccine In 2007, Perry signed an Executive Order that would have required teenage girls in Texas to be immunized against Human papillomavirus, (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted sexual disease. It is also a known cause of cervical cancer.The vaccine has been linked to 32 unconfirmed deaths and shows higher incidences of fainting and blood clots than other vaccines..theres more important issue than guilty by assocciation

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: August 28, 2011 7:07 am

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

So what? Al Capone himself sat with many sports stars. 

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:22 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

Well done, I got everyone pissed off.
Be proud, troll.  Be proud.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:31 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

People on here are ultra sensitive it seems like, we as people choose to give words power, we choose which words are offensive and some that are not...if your that much against a word, go start a rally in your own towns or cities to abolish rap music & movies...because the N Bomb gets dropped quite often.....

For starters, I have no idea how my font got to be this way.

@Noles, regarding use of the n-word in the manner in which the idiot below me used it: Educate yourself about the distinctions between use of the word in popular culture versus use of the word in this setting, and in the manner in which the idiot used it.

That's all I can say.

But if you don't get it, you probably won't get it.


Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:29 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

Big deal , living in philly i don't know anyone who doesn't know a drug dealer.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:32 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

You don't become a successful "kingpin" when everyone outside of the people you do illegal business with know about it. "Duh". 

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:49 pm

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

It never fails to amaze me how people know so much about people they have never even met!! or how they can know about what happened places they never even been!! I think most people are just NUTS!! That goes for you reporters too!! Either that or you have some kind of secrect agenda... These days who doesnt know someone that aint a saint!!!???? Even if his friend did what is said, you still got your own problems and families to deal with, is'nt that more important to you???!!!

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:07 am

Mark Jackson linked to alleged drug kingpin

Thug players and their thug fanbase. Wish the NBA would just disappeare for a while. We need nature to come in and take the trash out to sea.

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