Putting The “Arenas” In “Arsenal”

January 8th, 2010 by Jeffrey Boswell Leave a reply »
Washington Wizards players Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittendon allegedly drew guns in a "standoff" in the Wizards locker room, an incident that the NBA, as well as federal and state officials, are investigating. Arenas claims the incident was all in good fun, and accounts of the situation have been blown out of proportion. What's the real story, and what fate awaits Arenas, as well as the NBA?

Usually, when someone recounts a situation involving guns as "all in good fun," that person is, in most cases, delusional or just plain stupid. Arenas is at least one, and probably both. To his credit, though, at least he didn't describe the situation as a "barrel" of fun.

Apparently, on December 21st in the Wizards locker room in the Verizon Center, Arenas put three guns on a chair and asked Crittendon to "pick one." Whether or not Crittendon actually chose one of Arenas' guns, or one of his own, is unclear, but reports indicate the two "drew" on each other. Is this what happens when two "point" guards face off. Thankfully, no rounds were exchanged, which is surprising seeing that Arenas has never passed up a "shot" before. If there's one thing Arenas I well-known f ...

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