Shabazz Muhammad's NBA career is off to a pretty bad start. A little more than a month after the Timberwolves selected the former UCLA star No. 14 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, he was reportedly just sent home early from the NBA's Rookie Transition Program. The reason? USA Today Sports reports that it's because Muhammad brought a female back to his hotel room last night, which is against the program's rules.
In addition to being sent home from the Rookie Program early, Muhammad will be fined. And he will also miss out on the four-day program, which is in place to help NBA rookies make a smooth transition into the league. So basically, Muhammad is going to miss out on a program that it sounds like he desperately needs right now. But don't worry: He will have to make it up by attending the program next summer with the Class of 2014.
Good going, rook! You haven't played a single game in the NBA yet, and you've already got one strike against you. We really hope you don't turn breaking the rules like this into a habit.
[via USA Today]