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Donald Sterling, Clipped

May 2, 2014

Donald Sterling, Clipped

“Ball Is in the N.B.A. Owners’ Court,” Harvey Araton, New York Times

“The Clippers, Like Many NBA Teams, Have a Majority-Minority Fan Base,” Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

“Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway?” Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR

“Head of LA NAACP resigns after Donald Sterling scandal,” AP via CBS News

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Tarnished Sterling

April 29, 2014

Tarnished Sterling

“The Non-Sports Fan’s Guide to Donald Sterling,” Jordan Sargent, Gawker

“Your Complete Quotable Guide To Decades Of Donald Sterling’s Racism,” Timothy Burke, Deadspin

“NAACP won’t award Donald Sterling,” Darren Rovell, ESPN.com

“Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire,” Dave Zirin, The Nation

“The NBA’s Ownership Society,” Josh Levin, Slate

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Foul Shooter?

April 3, 2013

Foul Shooter?

Former Washington Wizard Javaris Crittenton has been charged with a handgun murder in Atlanta.The highlight of his time with DC’s NBA team was his misdemeanor gun charge for brandishing illegal firearms in the Wizards locker room after a disputed card game.

More:

“Javaris Crittenton, Ex-Wizards Player formerly involved in Gilbert Arenas Gun Saga, Indicted on Murder, Gang Charges,” Simon Landau, WUSA-9 News

“Bourré-Playing Former Wizards Player Charged With Murder,” Will Sommer, Washington City Paper blog

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Will This Be On The Test?

February 28, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a passing grade during the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last Friday with this behind-the-back pass (video above). The Secretary was co-captain of the Harvard basketball team and played pro ball in Australia. Mr. Duncan scored big — 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals — and led his team of comics, reality stars and old jocks to a 86-54 victory.

Related:

“Team Obama Signs Duncan,” NotionsCapital.com

Hat Tip: Fishbowl DC

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Javaris Crittenton Pleads Guilty on Gun Charge

January 25, 2010

Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor gun possession. The 200-pound, 6-foot-5-inch millionaire athlete explained that he illegally brought a pistol across state lines and into the Verizon Center locker room because he feared for his life after he and teammate Gilbert Arenas argued over a card game.

Previously, Mr. Arenas pleaded guilty to felony gun possession. He first said he brought four handguns from his home into the team locker room to keep them away from his children, but later abondoned that claim. It’s pretty obvious that someone who can afford a million-dollar swimming pool can afford to buy a home gun safe.

 

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Gilbert Arenas — What a Card!

January 8, 2010

Gilbert Arenas -- What a Card!

Gilbert Arenas jokingly threatened Wizard teammate Javaris Crittenton with guns due to a disagreement over a game of Bourré (Bouré, Boo-Ray), we are told. The press found out and put the stunt on page one. The player’s reaction: F*ck ’em if they can’t take a joke. The NBA has suspended Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, and a grand jury is examining the incident, as the Wizards point guard does not have a permit to clown with handguns in the District of Columbia.

Once a champion tweeter, Mr. Arenas has closed his Twitter account, according to City Desk. If you need some amusement to compensate, make your own Gilbert bobblehead on Agent Zero’s personal website.

 

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Bang Bang, Dave Stern Shot Gilbert Down

January 7, 2010

Bang Bang, Dave Stern Shot Gilbert Down

Update on the Gilbert Arenas story: After his gun joke of December 21st, the one with real guns, the Washington Wizards point guard pointed finger pistols at teammates and the crowd at last night’s 76ers game. NBA Commissioner David Stern didn’t find the situation amusing. On Wednesday, his 28th Birthday, Mr. Arenas was suspended indefinitely, without pay,  by Mr. Stern.

Gilbert Arenas had a $111 million six-year contract with the Wizards. Now he has essentially joined America’s unemployed. While this will be financially inconvenient, he really needs some court time — not on the hardwood, inside the big  stone buildings.

Commentary by NBA analysts Bono and U2 after the jump:

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Foul Shooters

January 6, 2010

Foul Shooters

Washington Wizards basketball players Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton had a difference of opinion over a card game on December 19th, and it is said that Mr. Crittenton offered to shoot Mr. Arenas in his surgically reconstructed left knee. After team practice on December 21st, Mr. Arenas placed a pair of handguns near Mr. Crittenton’s locker with a note reading “pick one.”

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