As recreational marijuana use continues to go mainstream, a variety of stoner sports figures have emerged throughout the years to put their foot down and fight for their right to get really, super duper high.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s appreciation for the greener things hardly makes him unusual among professional athletes. High performance sports and getting high go way back. It’s a rich tradition best exemplified by Dock Ellis, who threw a no-hitter while tripping balls on LSD. “The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn’t,” Ellis, who died in 2008, once said. In 2001 NBA vet Charles Oakley famously said, “You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60 percent of your league on marijuana. What can you do?”
No one would endorse dropping acid before a game, or even smoking a joint, but off the field, it’s a different story. C
From baseball to the UFC and everything in between, here are some of the most notable potheads in all of sports. Now puff, puff, pass that ball already.