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  • 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...
  • Wizards' Gilbert Arenas charged with felony gun possession

    01/14/2010 2:08:44 PM PST · by jpl · 21 replies · 898+ views
    National Post ^ | Thursday january 14, 2010 | National Post
    WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony in connection with last month's locker room confrontation with a teammate. Arenas was charged Thursday with one count of carrying a pistol without a license. The charges were filed in D.C. Superior Court in an "information," a document that generally signals a plea deal.
  • Arenas suspended indefinitely (NBA)

    01/06/2010 1:11:39 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 52 replies · 1,716+ views ^ | 01/06/10 | Staff
    NEW YORK -- The NBA has suspended the Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas indefinitely. "Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game," commissioner David Stern said in a statement Wednesday. "Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA." Every game Arenas ends up missing during the suspension will cost him $147,208. The suspension comes...
  • Obama Replaces Napolitano with Gunslinging Gilbert Arenas

    01/05/2010 4:48:03 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 1 replies · 609+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/5/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    WASHINGTON – As part of a slew of new and drastic airport security measures unveiled today, pResident Barack Obama made the swift move of replacing Janet Naplolitano as head of Homeland Security with the NBA’s empty pistol packing Gilbert Arenas. “When a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on Christmas Day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way,” the pResident said, “and that is why I have decided to take bold action and replace Mr. … I mean … Ms. Napolitano with Gilbert Arenas.”
  • Sources: NBA could suspend Arenas

    01/05/2010 3:13:44 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 364+ views ^ | 01/05/10 | Marc Stein
    The NBA has not ruled out suspending Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas before the legal process plays out fully in Arenas' gun-possession case, according to sources close to the situation. Although it has been widely expected that league officials will abide by their usual practice -- which is to wait for penalties to be meted out through the legal system before imposing their own sanctons -- sources told that suspending Arenas while he awaits his legal fate remains an option under consideration by NBA commissioner David Stern depending on how long the case goes because Arenas has already admitted...