*Don’t laugh. You just might have done the same thing if it had been you.
Former NBA player Samaki Walker tried to eat marijuana during a traffic stop in Kingman, Ariz., on Thursday, according to a newspaper report.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Walker, who retired after the 2005-06 NBA season, swallowed the pot as a Department of Public Safety officer walked toward his 2002 Mercedes-Benz, Arizona officials allege.
Arizona authorities also allege they seized about 10 grams of marijuana, some prescription drugs and eight bottles of liquid steroids from the vehicle, the newspaper reported.
Walker, who played for six teams in 10 NBA seasons, allegedly indicated to the officer that he uses steroids because he plays professional basketball in Syria. Though steroids are legal in Syria, according to Walker, possession is a misdemeanor in Arizona, police said.
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