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  • Former Wizards Star Gilbert Arenas Rips Al Sharpton,Black Community ( WARNING: Language )

    08/15/2014 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | August 15, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas weighed in regarding the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, which precipitated riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Noting Al Sharpton seeking to involve himself in the proceedings, Arenas took to Instagram to launch an attack on Sharpton, using racially insulting language and asserting that "the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it's always been #blackvsblack."
  • Gilbert Arenas Blasts Sharpton In Race-Laced Rant Over Ferguson Protests

    08/14/2014 10:57:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in a race-laced rant, claiming he made the incendiary Ferguson, Mo., situation even worse. Writing in a lengthy Instagram caption, Arenas attacked Sharpton’s reaction to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb and the riots that are ongoing in the wake of the incident. Arenas’ rant pleaded with Brown’s family to leave Sharpton out of their planned protest, saying that “caesar the monkey” or a “Planet of the Apes” character could get the family better justice.
  • The Persecution of Gilbert Arenas: How gun prohibitionists and an image-conscious NBA scapegoated...

    08/04/2010 2:06:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | August-September 2010 issue | Daniel Wattenberg
    How gun prohibitionists and an image-conscious NBA scapegoated a basketball star On December 19, 2009, NBA star Gilbert Arenas and fellow Washington Wizards player Javaris Crittenton got into a heated argument over a card game, exchanging violent threats. (Arenas maintains that his were made in jest.) After Crittenton challenged him to a fistfight, Arenas told his younger teammate he was too old to fight him, but he’d burn his SUV or shoot him in the face instead. Crittenton answered that he’d shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired left knee. Two days later, before practice at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center, Arenas...
  • High Robbery Rate Gives NBA Players Reason to Carry Arms

    01/10/2010 1:03:33 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 15 replies · 980+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, January 10, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr. and Roger Lott
    Some people ask why a man who stands 6-foot-4, weighs 215 pounds and doesn't have an ounce of fat on him needs to carry a gun. But Gilbert Arenas is not an anonymous physical specimen. He's a player for the NBA's Washington Wizards. And statistics show that the point guard's fame and recognition make him much more likely than the average man on the street to become the victim of a violent crime. Arenas, who has no previous criminal record, was indefinitely suspended without pay Wednesday by NBA Commissioner David Stern for bringing unloaded guns into his team's locker room....
  • Wizards' Arenas target of gun possession probe (NY)

    12/25/2009 7:50:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 530+ views ^ | 24 December, 2009 | Ken Berger
    The NBA and Washington Wizards are investigating Gilbert Arenas for storing firearms in his locker, which would be a violation of the league's gun policy. After first reported the incident Thursday, the Wizards released a statement saying that Arenas stored unloaded firearms in a locked container in his locker. The guns were not accompanied by ammunition, the team said. But under league guidelines collectively bargained between the players and owners, players are not permitted to carry firearms on league property or during league business. Arenas, who was previously suspended one game in 2004-05 for violating the NBA's weapons policy,...
  • So Cal Soccer Melee Leaves Youth Hospitalized, Coach In Custody

    02/03/2008 3:17:26 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 249+ views
    KNBC 4 ^ | 2/3/08 | various
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- School officials were investigating a brawl among 20- 50 people at a Otay Ranch High School soccer match on Friday that sent one youth to hospital and a coach to jail, it was reported Sunday. A San Ysidro High School coach is accused of choking an Otay Ranch player, and later punching a teenager who tried to break up a fight, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. "There were people everywhere, pushing each other, and fighting and stuff," Anthony Rodriguez, co-captain of the Otay Ranch team, told the newspaper. "I'm sure some people had bumps and bruises...
  • Arenas, Storey Arrested on South Beach

    05/30/2006 7:05:58 AM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 20 replies · 958+ views
    Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas and forward Awvee Storey have been arrested on charges of disobeying police. Storey was blocking traffic in the middle of a busy street when an officer told him to get back to the sidewalk Saturday night, according to police reports. Storey didn't get out of the street, and the officer arrested him and charged him with failure to obey a command. While police were arresting Storey, Arenas got out of a vehicle and walked toward the arresting officers. According to reports, an officer told Arenas to get back in his vehicle, but he refused, saying...
  • CA: Bill would set up board to build, operate stadiums, arenas, theaters

    06/19/2005 5:31:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 388+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/19/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The State of California may be going into the business of building and operating stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls and other public performance facilities A bill quietly moving through the Legislature would create a nine-member California Public Performance Facilities Authority that would have the power to buy, build and operate facilities for sports, concerts, plays, conventions and other events. The measure, by Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, passed the Senate earlier this month and it's scheduled to be considered Tuesday by the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee. Murray says the authority would fill...
  • The Circus Maximus Syndrome

    06/10/2005 9:45:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 691+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 11, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    If you love cities, this is a week to rejoice. Now that the stadium planned for New York's West Side is dead, no one can fantasize anymore about the Olympics coming to New York. If the city had gotten the 2012 Games, its leaders would have basked for seven years in Olympic photo opportunities, and mayors across America would have watched enviously. They would have succumbed further to what I think of as the Circus Maximus syndrome. The victims of this urban-planning syndrome believe, like some Roman emperors, that a leader's prime civic responsibility is to build entertainment palaces for...
  • An arena Pyramid scheme in Memphis?

    07/18/2003 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 290+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, July 18, 2003 | Milan Simonich
    <p>Only 12 years ago, Memphis, Tenn., opened a $69 million arena, the Pyramid, that was supposed to satisfy generations of sports fans and invigorate the downtown district.</p> <p>Developers said it would attract a music hall of fame, a Hard Rock Cafe and a steady supply of visitors who would ride to the top of the arena, 321 feet above the banks of the Mississippi. The building would provide 19,000 seats for basketball and even more for stage shows. City boosters called the Pyramid "the ninth wonder of the world."</p>