W's Bell arrives drunk to DUI hearing


W's Bell arrives drunk to DUI hearing

Warriors guard Charlie Bell was taken into custody and held for several hours Thursday after showing up legally intoxicated for a hearing on his drunk driving case.

The 32-year-old was arrested in Flint Township Oct. 21 and charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.

The case was set for resolution Thursday morning before Bell traveled to Oakland for the opening of Golden State's training camp Friday. Instead, Bell is expected back in a Genesee County courtroom today.

Bell blew a reported .09 during a pre-scheduled alcohol assessment. The legal limit is .08.

His attorney, Michael Manley, told ABC12 in Michigan that Bell takes full responsibility for what happened, adding there was a definite sanction for his actions.

Bell is Golden State's player rep.

Bell was arrested in February in Oakland on suspicion of drunken driving. A CHP officer arrested Bell about 2:45 a.m. Lake Merritt,

He was suspended by the NBA in June for pleading no contest to reckless driving in the Oakland incident. Bell is suspended for the Warriors' first game of the 2011-12 regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

Bell acknowledged the situation Friday around 3:30 p.m. with an apology on his Twitter account:

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Charlie BellSorry for letting everybody down. No excuses. Will do what it takes to make things right.
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Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion. 

In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals. 

Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.

Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league. 

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did

And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too. 

"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said

For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way. 

"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks. 

"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”

Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.