Charles Barkley, Al Jefferson, Antoine Walker: NBA DUIs

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Maybe it's the pressure, or maybe it's the opulent lifestyle, but NBA players just can't seem to resist tippling excessively and then getting behind the wheel of a one-ton rolling death hammer. Here's a rundown of some of basketball's drunken offenders.

Al Jefferson
It's hard to escape the nagging feeling that Al Jefferson may have been drowning his sorrows on Saturday evening before he was arrested for suspected drunken driving by a state trooper on I-394. Here's a guy drafted out of high school in 2005 by the Celtics, only to be traded  away in 2007 by Doc Rivers in a deal to bring Kevin Garnett and NBA dominance to Boston. Jefferson joins a struggling Timberwolves franchise, puts down some decent numbers at center, but then blows out his knee in 2009. This season, the T-Wolves still stink. And On Saturday, Kurt Rambiss's boys were creamed by Portland, 110-91. DUI? We wouldn't blame Jefferson for crying into his beer.

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley proves that even after your NBA career is over, you're not all washed up. This year, 45-year-old Barkley remained a hot topic in the world of sports. Not only did he announce NBA games, he also showed up in the news after getting pulled over on New Year's Eve in Scottsdale, Arizona, for running a stop sign. His blood alcohol level .149 percent. He told the police officer he was in a hurry because he was about to get a blow job from a girl in the passenger seat who he'd just picked up, according to the reporting officer. "He asked me to admit that she was 'hot'. He said, 'I was gonna drive around the corner and get a b**w job," the officer reported.

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