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NBA Star Named in Strip Club Beatdown

5/27/2010 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527_zach_randolph_EX_GettyIt's been a bad morning for NBA star Zach Randolph -- TMZ has learned the 6'9" All-Star has been named in a police report detailing an alleged brawl in an L.A. area strip club yesterday.

According to the Gardena Police Department, officers responded to Starz strip club around 2 AM Wednesday morning -- after someone called 911 claiming a man named Gary Ferguson had been badly beaten by someone in Zach Randolph's crew.

Ferguson told police Zach was present at the club -- but did not strike him during the alleged attack.

But according to Ferguson, it's not the first time he's had a violent encounter with the Memphis Grizzlies player.

As TMZ previously reported, Ferguson sued Randolph last year -- claiming the NBA star attacked him in a pizza joint back in 2008. That case is set to go to trial in September.

As for the strip club incident -- we're told police are investigating. So far, no charges have been filed against anyone.

Adding to his legal problems -- in the last 24 hours, a report surfaced claiming Randolph has been linked to a drug ring in Indianapolis.


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robert    

How is this guy still in the NBA? Hes not even a good player!!!!! Boot his drugged up, fat, slow, non shooting & ignorant a** out of the league David Stern!! Yeesh!

1518 days ago
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Tam    

Nice role model, why dont you just through your like away Zach, Having someone beat, drugs, strippers? just another Vick

1518 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!



1518 days ago
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Back2TheFutureFan    


Completely agree with posts 1 and 2. Another one of the NBA's "class acts". Remember when he was drafted by Portland, and how we was supposed to be a franchise player? So much for that. Mr. Randolph, Arenas, and many other of their "character" are evidence of why I may never attend another basketball game (last saw one in '99, when talented and reputable players were still around). Drug involvement, assault, DUI/DWI, etc. Guess the NBA and NFL are competing to see which league has the most convicted felons by year's end. This should be a close one...

1518 days ago
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chicken227    

there's your next person on Celeb rehab.. LOLZ
is there such thing as ******* rehab? I think if there were, it would always be booked solid!

1518 days ago
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chicken227    

Really? I can't use arse hole here? LOLZ....that was to be arse hole rehab...




there's your next person on Celeb rehab.. LOLZ
is there such thing as ******* rehab? I think if there were, it would always be booked solid!



1518 days ago
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Desleake    

Lol @ Post #1. You obviously haven't been keeping up with basketball. Dude was an allstar this year.



He kept out of trouble for a whole year it was bound to happen. Weed is minor and overrated anyway. And he didnt strikme the dude in the club. No harm done thus far. His fingerprints aint on nothin

1518 days ago
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SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

I hate pictures of sweaty people ... it's disgusting!

1518 days ago
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Big Tone    

@Robert...Not a good player? Your kiddin right , dude is a 20 & 10 threat every night and has been his whole damn career. I'm not necessarily a fan of his but c'mon son!



The rest of you have basketball sense and as far as a role model, no one called him one. Y'all need to relax...oh yeah by the way you ever heard of innocent UNTIL proven guilty?

1518 days ago
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JD Wright    

Not a good player? Wait...what? Do any of you that said that actually follow basketball? Randolph is one of those rare 20 & 10 guys.



And the role model bit is so stupid that it isn't even worth going in to a detail comment about.

1518 days ago
11.

Pedro    

hmm.. things dont add up..



As TMZ previously reported, Ferguson sued Randolph last year -- claiming the NBA star attacked him in a pizza joint back in 2008



now.... 2010 and this guy SO HAPPENS to be at a strip club ,with Zach there also..



hmmm sounds to me this guy "Gary Ferguson" is a instigator and deserved the beatdown.

1518 days ago
12.

turner    

When He was with Portland he was in a store at the local mall and he was a rude jackass.

1518 days ago
13.

Mike    

I agree Desleake. Clowns read one TMZ story and chime in like they know everything about dudes life...much less basketball. And dude said that Zach wasn't one of them who whipped his ass so WHY bring his name into it. Probably had it coming.

1518 days ago
14.

Aly    

****in retard zbo averages 20-10 a night how the **** does he suck.

1518 days ago
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chris    

Yea I grew up in Marion Ind. where Z-bo is from and even though has millions of dollars still wants to play "Gangsta". The dude is dumber than a box of rocks. If he didn't have basketball skills he would be either dead or locked up.

1518 days ago
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