James Bouknight is currently on the Charlotte Hornets, but he’s getting the wrong kind of press today. A recent photo shows James passed out in his car with a handgun on his lap.

A photo obtained by TMZ Sports appears to show Charlotte Hornets baller James Bouknight passed out in his Mercedes-Benz AMG GT with a bag of Doritos and a Glock handgun in his lap before being arrested for DWI. The 22-year-old former 11th overall pick (2021) was apprehended at 2 a.m. on Sunday. He was detained for driving while intoxicated in a parking deck in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

It’s a little misleading because Bouknight wasn’t moving at the time of his arrest. He was apparently passed out in the driver’s seat of his $100,000 Benz, blocking access to the garage. According to witnesses, security attempted to wake up James. Despite repeatedly pounding on the window, they were unable to catch his attention.

Security noticed a weapon on James’ lap when they glanced through the car’s windshield (the tint made it difficult to see through the other windows). It was a. 40-caliber Glock 23. When security called the cops, they arrived and were eventually able to wake up the 6’4″ guard and place him under arrest. Bouknight was arrested and later released on a $2,500 bond.

Bouknight was not charged with any gun-related offense. To open carry a weapon in North Carolina, no permission is required. Bouknight averaged 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in 31 games with the Hornets last season. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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