Kermit Washington to serve six years in prison

The man who has been known for perhaps the most infamous punch in NBA history will spend the next six years in federal prison and pay $970,000 in restitution. Kermit Washington, who played ten seasons in the NBA, plead guilty in November to falsifying a statement on a tax returns and aggravated identity theft. He used charity donations to finance vacations , shopping sprees and even cosmetic surgery for his girlfriend. According to prosecutors on the case, Washington used his position as a National Basketball Players Association rep to refer…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen in Jersey City ‘sneaker’ murder will be prosecuted as adult

Our never-ending documentation of when the lure of leather and rubber causes people to divorce lucidity takes us to Jersey City, New Jersey where a youngster learned that when you play stupid games ,you win stupid prizes. Although he just turned 18, Devante Dormena was 17 when he was charged with killing a Jersey City man over pair of sneakers. Despite him being a minor at the time of the slaying , Dormena will be charged as an adult. Jose “Migue” Malave Dormena and 19-year-old Nasiar Day are charged with…

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Stupid Things People Do Over Sneakers: Youngster stabbed trying to sell sneakers in NY subway station

The latest episode chronicling the depravity that is engaged in over footwear takes us back to New York City where a would-be sneaker seller was stabbed by his customers. According to law enforcement, the 17and 18-year-old victims planned on selling his shoes to a group of fellows he met on social media. However, when it came time to conduct the transaction, the three men they met with showed their intent was not to buy the shoes but to rob the teens. The sellers put up a fight until one of…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Mother says her son was murdered over Air Jordans

Bernita Smith is now a grieving mother dealing with the loss of a child. Her son James /had zeroed in on the “Win Like ’96” Air Jordan 11 as the one thing he wanted for Christmas. She paid the $220 for the kicks and gave them to her son James Smith early “because he asked and he’s a good kid.” Sadly, the 17-year-old only got to enjoy them for a mere four days. According to police, a gunman shot James on a basketball court at the Frederick Douglass Community Center.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thieves Pilfer $7,200 in Air Jordans from Niketown NY

When it comes to obtaining the latest Air Jordans some will enter raffles, arrive to retailers hours or even days in advance, use bots to help secure releases online, or even pay people to wait in line for them. However for others, they’d rather not bother with any of those avenues and resort to breaking the law to get coveted kicks. For two NY thieves, the chose the latter path. Monday evening at approximately 10P.M. EST, the two crooks made their way into Niketown NY and managed to get away…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teens rob and kill man for marijuana and Air Jordans

This latest edition of our seemingly never-ending chronicle of sneaker related lunacy comes to us from Indianapolis, Indiana via wrtv . According to criminal charges filed earlier today, two teenagers shot and killed a 28-year-old man last month. John Beasley was found shot and killed in an Indianapolis neighborhood on October 16. According to witnesses, two young appearing men run from the scene immediately after the shooting. The witness information, combined with call records from the victim’s cellular phones, investigators pinpointed the primary suspect as 17-year-old Toney Lamont Hodges. Hodges…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man steals $1,300 sneakers from 12-year-old boy

According to the NYPD, they are searching for a 21-year old man who stole sneakers from a 12-year-old boy. The two agreed to meet Friday, September 22 at 11 A.M. The man was to pay $1,300 for the kicks and pick them up in an apartment building near East Seventh Street and Second Avenue in the East Village, NY. However, when the youngster and the man met in building, rather than complete the transaction, the 21-year-old took the sneakers and ran off. Fortunately, the 12-year-old boy was unharmed. Police have…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man shot in row over sneakers

A 27-year-old State Island, N.Y. was shot because of a fracas over a pair of sneakers. As reported by silive.com , according to a source, the 27-year-old was walking down the street when he picked up a pair of shoes he saw on the curb. He went to his residence, where he put the shoes and went back out. It was then that he was confronted by a gentleman, who was the alleged shooter. Staten Island Advance/Annalise Knudson) The victim was asked by the suspected gunman from where did he…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: NY thieves target sellers of Apple Watches and Yeezys

According to the NYPD a pair of robbers are targeting people trying to sell various high-end sneakers and other goods via Facebook.  Since April, the dastardly duo has have robbed six people in Brooklyn, NY. NYPD have surmised their modus operandi consists of making arrangements with prospective sellers to purchase a product; however at the meeting, the robbers flashed guns instead of cash. According to the NYPD, their laundry list of criminal acts are as follows: On Friday, April 28th at approximately 10:40 a.m., an individual removed 21 year-old male…

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