UPDATE: Shackleford Out Of Jail

A former NBA basketball player from the East facing drug charges has now posted bond to get out of jail.

44-year-old Charles Shackleford was arrested in Kinston in July after police say he sold drugs to an undercover deputy.

Shackleford posted bond on Friday in the amount of $10,000.

Shackleford spent more than two weeks behind bars while unable to post the bond initially set. He has a court-appointed attorney to face the charges against him. His next court appearance for the drug charges is October 28.

Shackleford played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University for 3 seasons (1985/86-1987/88). He was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2nd round (32nd overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played in six NBA seasons as a forward-center for the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets.

Shackleford's best year as a pro came during the 1989-1990 NBA season when he averaged 8.2 points per game in 70 games for the Nets. His best NBA game was a career high 26 Rebounds to go with a career high 23 Points at Milwaukee on 20 Feb 1990.


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  • by Weary One Location: Outside of Kinston on Aug 12, 2010 at 06:22 AM
    I'm so tired of seeing stories about this nobody! he is no different from many others who frequent the dumpy streets of kinston. Give it a rest and find some newsworthy story. And when a story is dead, let it RIP, for Heaven's sake!
  • by to jim on Aug 12, 2010 at 06:15 AM
    I hope you were saying that tongue-in-cheek....and to harold, please lighten up a little and quit taking yourself so seriously.
  • by Harold on Aug 11, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    To wolfpack. This is not a funny joke. I didn't get an athletic scholarship. I got lots of students loans which were paid back in ten years. I am proud to say that my degree from N C State University was well earned in tuition fees and many nights of study to acheive my goals. (not hoops) You know doubt are a Carolina fan that has never even seen the campus. Go back to your job that doesn't require a degree and shut up about N C State University.
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    Good thing he's out. In the thriving Lenoir County economy he is the main asset. The economic development people count him as a major coup.
  • by Obvious Joke on Aug 11, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    I guess he's not in "shackles" anymore.
  • by HARLEY Location: NC on Aug 11, 2010 at 12:01 PM
    Another example of a thug who made it big and then threw it all away.
  • by wolfpack Location: wolfpack on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    He's proably emotionally distressed from those few years spent at State
  • by craig Location: reywas on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:52 AM
    good luck charles. call me asap. i need my medication. wink wink (:
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    You would be awesome and welcomed to help at basketball camps and even more. This could be a job for you to do on a regular basis. I just know it. You can be a real positive influence for many many kids. You have a calling and destination. MAKE IT HAPPEN. It is not over because you do not play ball on a team anymore. People who know you, know your value and so does GOD. USE IT!!!! We are praying for you. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
  • by GG Location: GV on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    To Data Man, He was busted selling drugs, hence "destroying people's lives" as I see it. If you see it differently you're the DUMMY!
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