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Checkmate -- The Game Is in Jail!

3/3/2008 1:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Game checked into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tonight to begin serving his sentence for pleading no contest to a felony charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone.


Last month, Game (real name Jayceon Taylor) was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 150 hours of community service and three years probation.

In February 2007, Taylor allegedly got into a heated altercation with a player from an opposing team during a pick-up basketball game at a school in South L.A. After allegedly punching the other player, prosecutors said Taylor then pulled a gun from his Escalade and threatened to shoot the victim.

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Em    

And this is supposed to surpise ANY-one!??? In normal times, threatening someone like this here thug did, would have meant people would never have anything to do with him again. But we can't say we didn't see it coming when the whole South Central crowd came into the music scene.

Surprise, surprise, surprise...

2237 days ago
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jules    

Hell of a name. Leave's no doubt. Wonderif he can spell it.

2237 days ago
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sandy    

i never heard of this guy until just now.

2237 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Mr. Taylor will learn that his posse will stay only as long as the money is flowing. Ask MC Hammer.

2237 days ago
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Banana_Republic    

And blacks wonder why the prisons are filled with blacks. Well, DUH!!! And yeah, the names....LOL!! They are cartoon names which are mostly enjoyed and thought street tough by those with IQ's in the basement. I just have to laugh each time one gets caught and goes to jail and then I place a wager on how long it will be before they are back. LOL!! Like golfish, how soon they forget.

2237 days ago
21.

Lynn    

just one(1) word.....SICKENING!!!!!!

2237 days ago
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DC    

The ignorance of some of you people is amazing. Saying rappers, especially quality rappers like Game, have low IQ's couldn't be further from the truth. Here is a guy who was raised in poverty by two Compton gang members, caught up in gang violence at a young age, and now has managed to turn his life in a positive direction and become a multimillionaire. The reason wealthy rappers get involved in situations like this is that they keep the same friends and hang out in the same neighborhoods they did when they were younger and poor. They do this because they are especially thankful of what they have and they want to help out and not turn their backs on their homies and family. Obviously a rich, famous person hanging out in a poor, violent neighborhood is going to garner at lot of attention and become the target of a thug trying to make a name for himself. You can't blame the Game for wanting to protect himself. In other states where concealed weapons are legal like Texas and Florida, plenty of middle class white people carry guns for protection even though they live in peaceful suburbs. Do you think if they happened to be in a neighborhood like South Central and a black guy threatened them, they wouldn't pull out their gun? A scared white lady probably would have shot the guy. Game didn't kill or really hurt anyone and he's doing the punishment the court found appropriate, so stop passing these ridiculous judgments when you don't know anything about the man or have any idea what it would be like to be in his situation.

2237 days ago
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DC    

By the way, his grandmother gave him the name Game when he was a little kid. And Jules, I "wonderif" you can spell. Your comment "leave's" no doubt. Tell me: How's the glass house?

2237 days ago
24.

poise    

KEEP YO HEAD UP U GOT WUT IT TAKES 2 OVERCOME WUTEVA.

2235 days ago
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poise    

STA UP!

2235 days ago
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poise    

STA UP! U A TRU LEADER. http://youtube.com/watch?v=svcAwo1hv2c

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