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Former Cavs Lottery Pick Derek Anderson Implicated In Cocaine Ring


No, not THAT Derek Anderson.

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But still, not the best news for the former UK star who was the 13th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. Anderson was named by Francois Cunningham, a man who sold kilograms of cocaine and allegedly threw a molotov cocktail into an occupied car, as the "bankroll" for the narcotics deals. The deals were often two or three kilos at a time with each kilogram upwards of $20,000 apiece.

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Anderson has not been charged with any crime and in a statement through his attorney claimed that he was not "involved in any illegal activity," according to the Courier-Journal.

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The 37-year-old Anderson played for seven NBA teams, including the Cavaliers. In addition to his NCAA Title with the Wildcats in 1996, he won one NBA title with Shaq, Dwyane Wade and the Heat in 2006 after being traded for Gerald Finch. (Poor Gerald Finch, that was the closest that dude was gonna get to a ring). 

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.