This Gilbert Arenas/Javaris Crittenton gun mess has spun completely out of control and it’s certainly difficult to endure as a longtime Gilbert admirer. Things have gotten to the point where Arenas deserves the indefinite suspension from the NBA, his contract to potentially be voided, and potential jail time for possessing unlicensed guns. The latest twist to the saga comes courtesy of the Washington Post as they confirm Arenas was more or less joking around with Crittenton. Problem is Crittenton took matters seriously:
According to two first-hand accounts of the confrontation, Crittenton responded to Arenas’s action — which included laying the four unloaded weapons in Crittenton’s cubicle with a note that read, “Pick One” — by brandishing his own firearm, loading the gun and chambering a round.
Two of the five people in the room that morning, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Arenas had originally not disclosed Crittenton’s action to protect the little-used guard from prosecution and had told Crittenton he would assume full responsibility for the actions of both players that day.
That’s exactly what’s happened media-wise, but apparently Arenas did not leave those details out when he met with investigators. Until now, Arenas has taken all the heat from the media because he’s the star player, but it looks like Crittenton is the one who’s in more trouble for loading the weapon. Regardless of Agent Zero’s intent — which he claims was to joke — playing around with guns, especially in a work environment other than a police station, is completely unacceptable. Later joking about a serious investigation shows immaturity and a lack of comprehension regarding acceptable behavior. I really can’t believe how stupid the guy is acting and how little he appears to care. It’s also safe to say that once the investigation is complete, Crittenton won’t be setting foot on an NBA roster the rest of his career. Fun fact: it’s been reported that one of Gilbert’s firearms was a “Golden Gun.” Nice Gilbert, nice.Google+