Friday, January 15, 2010
That's really as much as I need to say to about Gilbert Arenas' situation. His "misguided effort to play a joke" seems to have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque somewhere. Arenas has been charged with a felony involving the possession of three firearms in the Washington Wizards' locker room at the Verizon Center. This "joke" was spurred on when several members of the Wizards, specifically Javaris Crittenton, were gambling on a team flight between games. Arenas reportedly pulled a gun on Crittenton, and Crittenton, in true maverick fashion, pulled out a gun of his own. On top of being suspended indefinitely, Arenas could face up to 5 years in prison. He is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal.
Let's go. Finally a reason to respect a major sports' commissioner. David Stern doesn't quite have that 'go get 'em, tiger' attitude, but it's good to see he stepped up his game and told Arenas to hit the road. Did Arenas eat paint chips or live under power lines as a kid or something? Why would you bring guns into an NBA locker room, located in a building where 20,000 people gather together in the same place for a few hours. Toss him in the clink.