By Ben Golliver
The coach has been fired, the star guard is giving out death stares, the starting point guard is on the injured list with a leg fracture and the backup point guard is screaming profanity at fans. If that wasn't dysfunctional enough, one member of the Lakers found himself behind bars early Friday morning.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested on DUI charges after 2 a.m. on Friday morning.
Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:49 a.m. in the Hollywood area by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at 3:44 a.m.
Ebanks was released later Friday morning after posting $5,000 bail. A post on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon encouraged his followers to celebrate a woman’s birthday Thursday night at Roxbury night club near Hollywood.
A 2010 second-round pick, Ebanks is averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.3 minutes this season. Ebanks signed a one-year contract with the Lakers worth a reported $1.4 million in July. His signing helped make expendable forward Matt Barnes, who also had a run-in with the law over the summer. Barnes later signed with the Clippers.
Ebanks holds career averages of 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in three seasons with the Lakers. The Lakers host the Warriors at the Staples Center on Friday night.