Malik Monk was involved in an accident back in Arkansas during All-Star Weekend. The main question many have is about the car that Monk was driving.
While many NBA stars were in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend, Malik Monk went back home to Arkansas for the brief break.
While there, the former Kentucky stand-out was involved in a car accident. TMZ Sports obtained the police report from the accident, and luckily, it doesn’t seem like it was too bad based on what we know:
According to police documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas around 5:46 AM when his red 2002 Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a gate.
University police responded and cited the 20-year-old for careless driving and no proof of insurance.
The car was pretty jacked up and was towed to a nearby impound lot. Monk was allowed to retrieve his personal items which included money, basketballs, shoes and jerseys.
Monk told police, “I was driving, looked down for a second then I just hit a bump. Happened fast.”
The wreck reportedly occurred near Arkansas’s baseball stadium. Monk is from Arkansas, and attended high school about 30 minutes North of UA, so it isn’t terribly surprising that he could visit someone from the school.
Of course, it is made more intriguing based on what went down during this recruit. The former five-star recruit famously spurned his home state Hogs for Kentucky, where he spent one year.
All of that aside, there is one thing that is raising the most questions for those online:
Why is Malik Monk, the 11th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets last year, driving a car from 2002?
A 2002 Lexus??? https://t.co/l5hxbo6hRX
— Jeremy Biggs (@jeremyabiggs) February 19, 2018
— Jared R McCoy (@501Famous) February 19, 2018
— Canglin (@Canglin220) February 19, 2018
The craziest part of this story is that an NBA player drives a 2002 Lexus… https://t.co/jxfJhmEltt
— Hayden Herrera (@haydenherrera) February 19, 2018
A 2002 Lexus? 2002? https://t.co/uaA2RlOsFt
— Jules (@juginn) February 19, 2018
Biggest question I have – what is the number 11 draft pick doing driving a 2002 Lexus? At 5:45 am? https://t.co/PJMh5tokdl
— Ron Miller (@RonKMiller) February 19, 2018
2002 Lexus??????. Holler if you need a cosigner bruh..
— AT in Fay, AR (@aarasht) February 19, 2018
got a lot of questions. #11 pick in the nba draft but he’s driving a 2002 lexus?? and lol that all the replies are from people butthurt over monk not playing for the hogs (it’s because arkansas sucks) https://t.co/5Xoq7dRSbd
— amber rolland (@amberrolland) February 19, 2018
Biggest question here, why is Monk still driving a 2002 Lexus? https://t.co/YLEOuryXZo
— Andy Gustafson (@AndyGustafson_) February 20, 2018
I hope @Hornets rookie Malik Monk is ok after wreckign his 2002 Lexus…
In other news, he still drives a 2002 Lexus. https://t.co/ZgRV131Q3a
— Evan West (@TV_Evan) February 20, 2018
There are a few potential explanations here. Monk may be from Arkansas, but he plays in Charlotte, so he could just have a nicer car there, and didn’t bring it home with him for All-Star break.
There’s also a chance that Monk is just super frugal. A 2002 Lexus seems like a bit much, but it’s hard to fault someone for saving his rookie contract money where he can.
The former Kentucky standout is set to make just under $3 million this year. Hopefully he is okay after the accident. No injuries have been reported at this time.
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