Ex-Laker Nick Van Exel’s Son Charged w/ Murder?!
Ex-Laker Nick Van Exel’s 22-year old son, Nickey Maxwell Van Exel, was charged w/ murder today in a Dallas County Court on an accidental shooting death of a longtime friend in December 2010! Van Exel got himself in deep because after he accidentally shot his friend, Bradley Bassey Eyo, he disposed of the body in Lake Ray Hubbard on the outskirts of Dallas! The two were playing around with the guns, unbeknownst one of the guns was loaded and it accidentally went off! Texas is for capital punishment and tried to charge Nickey with that, which is sort of a contradiction because in Texas you are allowed to carry firearms on your possession or vehicle, but must keep the weapon visible at all times. Nickey will be sentenced on Friday.
Nick Van Exel (the father) played 13 seasons in the NBA, and is currently the coach in the developmental league for the Atlanta Hawks.