Hibachi Blogosphere: Wizards, NBA Will Pay For Gilbert Arenas’ Stupidity

January 4th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Gilbert Arenas owes me nothing. I'm just a 24-year-old teacher who moonlights as a pro bono hoops scribe.

I bang out NBA columns on this site because doing so pleases me. Who would not want to write at length about their favorite sport?

To the Washington Wizards fans, management, ownership, his coaches, and his teammates, Arenas owes much more than an apology.

He violated a clearer-than-saline-solution rule when he brought firearms to the Verizon Center. It does not matter if he pointed one of them at a teammate, as the New York Post reported.

Javaris Crittenton should say, "Sorry," too. Then again, a seldom used scrub does not attract the same attention as one of the league's highest profile starters.

The story's details remain murky enough that TNT Insider David Aldridge could not provide a sure-fire account of what happened in the Wizards' locker room between Crittenton and Arenas.

Mark Bartelstein, Crittenton's agent, tried to exonerate his client in an interview with Aldridge. This quote appeared in Aldridge's weekly "Morning Tip" column, which I linked to above.

"He may have had an ar ...

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