Blog Focus: Gilbert Arenas Reportedly Pulls Gun On Teammate Javaris Crittenton, Who Reciprocates
In one of the more bizarre stories of the NBA season so far, word broke last week that Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas was being investigated for storing non-loaded guns in his locker at the Verizon Center, supposedly to keep them out of his house where he has young children. The investigation was not surprising, since D.C. has some of the strictest handgun laws in the nation.
What was surprising, however, is the recently reported information that Arenas reportedly pulled one of the guns on teammate Javaris Crittenton, allegedly over a gambling debt. Crittenton then supposedly pulled his gun out and we had ourselves a full-fledged standoff.
David Stern is not going to be happy when he gets his chance to hand down a punishment, but until then, we'll leave things to the bloggers:
Black Sports Online: "Do these guys realize that Plaxico Burress is in jail? Do they realize how many accidental shooting deaths happen from people playing around? Do they even know what happened to former NBA player Jason Williams when he “pulled” his weapon as a joke?"
Bullets Forever: "Look, if this is true, this is career-altering for everyone involved. It's impossible to defend anyone involved, particularly Arenas. Knowing the way the NBA operates, I'd guess that Arenas and Crittenton will be suspended for the season, if not longer."
Michael Lee's Twitter: "I grabbed Arenas after practice. He told me he is considering filing a lawsuit against the NY Post. "That's not the real story," he said."
FanHouse: "For Arenas, it's all really become an exercise in making himself untradeable. His bulbuous contract is one matter, his injury (which clearly destroyed his once-brilliant first step) another. Having such a frightening episode on your resumé quarters the market — many teams just won't touch players with image trouble."