Report: Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for possession of marijuana

Robert Marvi
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On Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested in Texas for possession of cannabis.

The Lone Star State native is an inspiring Horatio Alger tale. He went undrafted out of Texas A&M University and found his way onto the roster of the Lakers’ G League team, the South Bay Lakers, in 2017.

Two seasons ago, he was called up to the big leagues amidst an injury-plagued season for the Lakers and played well, and he quickly became a huge fan favorite as a result.

Caruso had a nice campaign in 2020-21, improving his 3-point shooting and hitting on 40.1 percent of his attempts from downtown.

Unfortunately, like most of his teammates, he played poorly in the Lakers’ six-game defeat to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

Unlike in California and 15 other U.S. states, possession of cannabis is still illegal in Texas.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.