Spencer Haywood a former Lakers basketball player decided soon after his coach Paul Westhead had suspended him in Game 3 of the 1980 NBA Finals he was going to pay. Finally coming out and telling the story of how after getting in a screaming match with some of his players which is what led to his suspension, he took most of his anger out on Westhead and left thinking "he must die.". Driving home he was thinking how he could kill his coach, also hyped up on a little coke called his friend and they thought out to mess with his brake lining. After taking the drugs again he decided to either spike his drink or again spike his car, but soon after talking to his mother he realized this is not what he really is about he knew God was watching him. The Lakers soon found out about his problem and gave him his sanity and holiness back on the team and sent him to Italy to get away. He understood the point of him being sent off and respected his fellow teammates and coaches and realized God had put him in a better place. Lakers coach soon gave Haywood his position on the team back, good choice or not?
I honestly don’t believe it was right of the team to give him his position back on the team, just because he obviously had thoughts of killing his coach and had at first had no regrets of doing it. The drugs he did get help on and got back into his religion and set his life straight, but there are people who do way less of serious things and get a actual punishment which I believe should have happened to Haywood. He soon left which I think he should have just left before getting back from Italy and from his childhood he played tennis and golf which he did go back to playing, but said “I will always love basketball”