Ty Lawson banned for life from CBA after strange, inappropriate Chinese woman social media photo
Former NBA point guard Ty Lawson has been banned from the Chinese Basketball Association after a series of lewd social media posts.
Lawson made some comments on Instagram regarding the appearance of Chinese women before also posting a picture of himself apparently at a club.
Ty Lawson has been banned for life from the Chinese CBA after posting this on Instagram pic.twitter.com/mJR92t8Y3I
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 19, 2020
Lawson had previously spent each of the last three years in the CBA after falling out of favor with NBA general managers.
The former North Carolina star was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Lawson showed promise especially in his third season, becoming Denver’s full-time starter at the point guard position and averaging 16.4 points, 6.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds.
Lawson’s success in Denver continued, and he averaged a career-high 9.6 assists while starting 75 games during the 2014-15 campaign. But things were on the verge of falling apart.
Lawson was arrested in July of 2015 on suspicion of drunk driving, his second such arrest of the year. He was sentenced to probation and community service, though he subsequently violated that probation after failing multiple alcohol tests in 2016 and 2017.
The substance-abuse issues resulted in Lawson falling out of NBA circles after spending the 2016-17 campaign with the Sacramento Kings. He soon took his talents to China.
Lawson instantly became a CBA star with the Shandong Golden Stars, averaging 25.8 points, 6.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals while shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. He played another year with the Golden Stars before spending the past year with the Fujian Sturgeons, averaging 27.3 points, 8.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds.
However, Lawson’s basketball career might be nearing its end after this latest incident. It remains to be seen whether he will look to continue his career elsewhere overseas or attempt an NBA comeback.