Former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock sentenced to 15 years fo

Former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock sentenced to 15 years fo

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri May 31, 2013 6:37 pm

He seems to have improved just a few hours ago he was critical... ... -car-crash

Blaylock stable after car crash

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was in stable condition at a hospital Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, police said.

Blaylock was driving in Jonesboro on Friday when he crashed and was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition, said Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox. Blaylock was on life support and unresponsive, but by Friday night, his condition had improved to stable, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to the newspaper, a family member told police that Blaylock, from Dallas, has been under treatment for seizures.

Cox says a man and woman riding in the van were also taken to the medical center. Their names and conditions were not immediately available.

The 46-year-old Blaylock was a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Nets out of Oklahoma in 1989.

He played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1992-99, appeared in the 1994 NBA All-Star Game and had his best season in 1996-97, averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 assists

"Our thoughts are with Mookie Blaylock, who is in the hospital tonight after a car crash," the Hawks tweeted.

In 13 NBA seasons with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State, Blaylock averaged 13.5 points and 6.2 assists.

"Prayers out to Mookie Blaylock and his family! Big fan of his as a kid #PG #NBAFamily," Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul tweeted.
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Re: Hawks' Mookie Blaylock in stable condition after car crash

Postby 432J on Fri May 31, 2013 6:47 pm

hang in there mookie!

praying for you!
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Re: Hawks' Mookie Blaylock in stable condition after car crash

Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:30 pm ... -homicide/

Former NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicide

At the end of May in 2013, a car driven by former Atlanta Hawk Daron “Mookie” Blaylock drifted over to the wrong side of an Atlanta area road and collided head-on with a car driven by Monica Murphy, killing the mother of five.

Monday Blaylock pled guilty to vehicular homicide in the case and was sentenced to 15 years in jail, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

While he was sentenced to 15 years, the 47-year-old former NBA star will only serve three years in prison for vehicular homicide and other charges in the May 31, 2013, death of Monica Murphy, according to the terms of a negotiated plea deal.

That plea came on the day jury selection was to start, attorney Amanda Palmer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The negotiated deal, seven years in prison and eight on probation, allows for Blaylock’s prison sentence to be suspended after three years. The conditions for the suspension include 1,500 hours of community service and treatment for alcoholism, including twice weekly Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. Additionally, he cannot drive until his probation is completed, Palmer said.

There was no alcohol in Blaylock’s blood at the time of the accident, according to reports. Blaylock almost died in the accident, spending days in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Blaylock played 13 years in the NBA, seven in Atlanta plus stints in New Jersey and Golden State. He was a lock down defender who twice led the league in steals (he remains the Hawks franchise leader in steals). He also was one of the first guards to really embrace shooting the three ball (back in the 80s it was still a novelty.

The band Pearl Jam was first known around Seattle as Mookie Blaylock until the player forced the band to change its name.
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