Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas In Deep Trouble For Shallow Humor

January 3rd, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
Several days have passed since it was first reported that Gilbert Arenas, star point guard for the Washington Wizards, pulled a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton over a supposed gambling debt.

Even with the passage of time, the story remains unclear and neither Arenas nor Crittenton have much to say on the matter.

The report evolved over time to mention that Crittenton produced a firearm of his own, creating a showdown of sorts in the locker room prior to the team's practice on Dec. 21. Later, it was reported that the two men had been embroiled in an argument on the Wizards' flight from Phoenix on Dec. 19.

In what few words he has uttered about the incident, Arenas has made it clear that the media has the story all wrong and that the involvement of the firearms was a joke gone awry.

Crittenton allegedly remarked that he was going to shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired knee, whether in jest or not remains uncertain. Arenas, who had stored the weapons in his locker because he no longer wanted them in his house, lined them up on a chair in front of Crittenton and jokingly said, "Pick one."

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