While I prefer not to dwell on the drama of Blazers past, Raymond Felton has snuck into my headlines twice this week; this time in a more serious manner. It would seem the Knicks point guard is being questioned by police for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend. Let’s stick with the “allegedly” qualifier for now, as this is no laughing matter. We can’t take rumor as fact right off the bat just because Felton is so remarkably unlikable.
If the allegations are proven false, the non-incident will fade like his relevance. However; if Felton’s involvement is confirmed, it is hard to imagine that the league will not take swift action in the form of a suspension – minimum. The Knicks would be devastated by this development, having just bought out backup point guard Beno Udrih. After all, Felton is now their only designated point guard on roster.
I’ll be honest, I generally root against Raymond Felton, despite being a closet Knicks sympathizer (don’t tell anyone). He’s a bit of a worm in my eyes. But for the reputation of the league, the trust of its athletes, and the sanity of Carmelo “One-more-deep-sigh-and-my-back-will-give-out-from-carrying-this-team” Anthony, it would be awfully nice if the accusations were unsubstantiated.
Still, if enduring 2012 Trail Blazer fandom fuels some burning cynicism, I won’t judge you for a little Schadenfreude. We’ll keep an eye on this story as it develops or deteriorates. At this point, fat jokes are the least of Felton’s worries. On a lighter note for those of you who skimmed through the source, does it strike anyone else as silly that Raymond Felton’s ex-wife’s hyphenated last name was Raymondo-Felton?