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Javaris Crittenton

Partying Like He

Didn't Murder Anyone

9/4/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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From the way ex-NBA star Javaris Crittenton was partying in L.A. this weekend ... with a TON of hot chicks ... you'd never believe it's been almost a year since he was charged with murder.

The 24-year-old was outside Blok nightclub in Hollywood with at least 4 smokin' hot lady friends ... where he told us, "Everything is great man ... God is great."

Last September, Crittenton was in custody in Georgia ... after officials charged him with murder in the 2011 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones.

As we previously reported, cops believe Crittenton was not aiming at Jones -- but rather someone else in the area who may have robbed the former basketball player earlier in the year.

Javaris was freed on bond, but the case is still pending. He's due in court later this month.

This weekend, Javaris still maintained his innocence ... telling us, "Legal issues ... I don't usually speak on ... but standing right here before you ... thank god for that ... innocent man."

Javaris says he's still training for the NBA and believes a comeback is in his future.

There was one other bizarre moment in our encounter --when we asked Javaris one of our patented random questions: "If you had to be on a deserted island for the rest of your life, would you rather be alone or with someone you hate?"

Crittenton's response -- "I would choose to be alone ... if you're with the wrong person, they'll drive you crazy ... and they'll kill you."

If you're with the wrong person, of course.

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