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Police Video Shows NBA Star in High-Speed Race

8/1/2010 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Newly released video from a police plane shows NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans racing in his purple Mercedes at speeds approaching 130mph.



Evans was busted Memorial Day weekend and eventually pled no contest to reckless driving.

The video shows Evans racing in his Mercedes S550 on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. Evans was reportedly racing a friend, who also pled no contest to reckless driving charges.


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richard    

I think its ridiculous they use police helicopters to scan for speeders. It's a waste of our tax money. I can't believe they pulled a gun on him. It was definitely not necessary.

1552 days ago
32.

markstudy    

To the guy in post #32 .... Why can't you believe they pulled a gun?
You and I know he is an NBA player, but at the time.... that cop didn't know if he had a Drug Dealer, bank robber, or a killer.

Cops can't afford to take chances. If they want to go home at night.

As for using the helicopter and police money, I can't think of any better way to protect the 1,000's of people using that road. One small mistake at that speed could kill multiple people... these guys have no idea how dangerous their stupid stunt was.

1552 days ago
33.

Karma    

A**holes could have killed somebody, or an entire family. Probably will before they "grow up". These jerks don't think about stuff like that cause they're too stupid!!!

1552 days ago
34.

Ms_Tell    

Too bad there isn't another tacky, purple (really, purple?) smashed beyond recognition Benz being towed to the junkyard about now and another idiot aszwipe's funeral being planned

1552 days ago
35.

Ms_Tell    

Too bad there isn't another smashed beyond recognition Benz being towed to the junkyard about now and another idiot *******'s funeral being planned.

1552 days ago
36.

DW Wood    

at the end of the clip you see the cycle cop calling for a supervisor, seems the perp wants to remind them he is a celeb and deserves preferential treatment LOL

1552 days ago
37.

Dan da man    

Tyreke Evans needs to be told the story of Bobby Phills of the Charlotte Hornets. He had just signed a big NBA contract. He was racing another NBA player, David Wesley, on a city street. Lost control of his sports car and died. Had his whole life ahead of him. Hope he will learned something from this....btw he does have nice taste in rims!

1552 days ago
38.

David    

Hmm, Racial profiling much? The interstate was relatively clear..They made 0 close calls at all..The lanes they were speeding in was clear. Everyone has speeds from time to time especially on the interstate..

Holding them at GUNPOINT is a bit excessive..Especially since the helicopter dispatcher said "they were racing" they were clearly held at gun point because they are black..Racial profiling much?

1552 days ago
39.

lili    

Ward seriously?

You're a fool! These people driving at 130 mph are endangering people's lives, b'c the speed limit is typically 55-65mph! If you understood the laws of physics, then you would understand the DANGER that this poses! This means that anyone driving 65 it put at RISK from some reckless chap driving 130! What an arse!

That fool got what he deserved, he didn't care one bit about anyone elses life, just so he could get his illegal jollies.

IN THE REAL WORLD, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!

People who don't follow laws GET WHAT THEY DESERVE!

1552 days ago
40.

lili    

DAVID, you are WRONG, and sound foolish!

That highway was about as clear as a rainy day, so take a hike, and tell the truth.

Nothing more foolish than people who don't tell the truth.

Yep, I watched the whole video. THE HIGHWAY WAS FULL OF OTHER CARS, AND THAT ARSEHOLE WAS DRIVING LIKE A GHETTO ARSE FOOL. He deserved what he got!

1552 days ago
41.

get a life ho    

Gun Point in a school parking lot with people next to them for a non-felony ?

This bike cop is F UCk ING high.

He already was driving normal and stopped in a lot .,.,gunpoint is rediculous especially with kids and parents nearby .

This Cop needs some re-training then be sent to desk duty for awhile .

They were speeding but not reckless IMO. The cops automatically call anything above 100 MPH reckless.

Black man in a New Mercedes = theif / drug dealer in a cops midget mentality .

1552 days ago
42.

D-Ray Vision    

D-Bag..... But he can shoot a jump shot.... just like school in summertime..... No class...

1552 days ago
43.

hbeeinc    

Um...was pulling the gun really that necessary?

1552 days ago
44.

hbeeinc    

"To the guy in post #32 .... Why can't you believe they pulled a gun?
You and I know he is an NBA player, but at the time.... that cop didn't know if he had a Drug Dealer, bank robber, or a killer. "

Yeah, cuz I'm pretty sure the cops pulled their guns on Lindsay, right

1552 days ago
45.

John    

Hilarious reading all the comments from the sht-for-brains whining that they had him at gunpoint and taking the side of the worthless NBA player. It's unfortunate they didn't just shoot the worthless piles of flesh right then and there. And yes, the cops can pull their fking gun out at someone who was just driving recklessly at over 100 mph. Get the fk over yourselves you fking morons. If it weren't for the police drop kicking these pieces of sht back to reality, life would be a whole hell of a lot worse.

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