Tyreke Evans' citation for reckless driving Monday was only the beginning of his lesson.
By Tuesday afternoon, family, the Kings and fans had weighed in and expressed their disappointment in Evans for speeding on Interstate 80.
Evans was clocked driving 130 mph in his black Mercedes S550 by a California Highway Patrol helicopter Monday evening, according to the CHP. The CHP will investigate whether Evans was racing another car.
Not only was Evans reminded of the dangers of speeding, he was reminded of his place in the community, the Kings and the NBA.
"I've learned my lesson to drive safely," Evans told The Bee. "I've got a bright future ahead of me, and I don't want to mess it up with a car accident."
Evans was named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2009-10 season last month and is the marquee player for a franchise that has missed the playoffs the last four years.
In addition to that award, Evans has been added to the Team USA roster for tryouts July 19-24 in Las Vegas. He was told the future on the court is bright and no one wants him to make poor decisions that would ruin his future.
It also reinforced that Evans is not the average 20-year-old. Evans' older brother, Julius "Doc" Evans, reminded Tyreke he's not "normal" as he'd like to be.
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