After Ja Morant’s gun situation, Clippers SG Amir Coffey’s arrest for allegedly carrying concealed weapon in vehicle

Los Angeles Clippers 6-foot-7 guard-slash-forward Amir Coffey has been a prominent bench player for the team. Over the course of his four years with the Clippers, Coffey has mostly played as a reserve player.

After Ja Morant’s second gun-related instance, in a recent incident, Coffey was arrested on a firearms misdemeanor at 2 a.m. after being pulled over for speeding in Hollywood. As a result, he may be subject to punishment from the NBA, after they investigate the player’s off-court actions.

Clippers SG Amir Coffey arrested for allegedly carrying concealed firearm

Amir Coffey, a forward for the Los Angeles Clippers, was detained early on Sunday morning in Hollywood when police stopped the car he was riding in and discovered a loaded revolver. A strong stench like marijuana gave the police officers reasonable suspicion to search the car.

Coffey claimed ownership of the handgun, leading to his arrest for the lesser charge of felony firearm possession. Another passenger was ticketed for possession of marijuana. At 5:05 a.m., he was arrested and sent to jail, but four hours later, he was released on his own recognizance. In August, a hearing about Coffey is scheduled. First-time offenders in California can face up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor firearms charge, though a fine is more probable in Coffey’s case.

After going undrafted out of college at the University of Minnesota, Amir Coffey, at age 26, signed with the Clippers in 2019. He has appeared in 181 games for the squad and has contributed an average of 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 15.2 minutes per contest. Last season, he re-upped with the Clippers on a three-year, $11 million contract. In 2023–24, he will make $3.6M, and in 2024–25, he will earn $3.9M

NBA fans reacts to Clippers SG Amir Coffey’s arrest

The arrest of Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Amir Coffey for unlawful gun possession shocked and outraged many NBA fans. Fans who looked up to Coffey as a role model have been left disappointed by his conduct now that he is part of a successful NBA franchise.

On social media, many voiced their shock and outrage at the missteps of such a developing athlete. The fans took to Twitter to say:

“Bruh now we won’t be able to trade this bum”

“It’s bout to be the highlight of his career.”

“Great now the clippers are thugs”

“Ain’t no way 💀”

“He a shooter on and off the court”

The NBA community is hoping that this serves as a reminder that even professional sportsmen are not immune to legal sanctions. Fans are hoping for a speedy resolution and a positive transformation in Coffey’s future behavior.


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