Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Arenas’

Gilbert Arenas, Silenced

September 23, 2010

Gilbert Arenas, Silenced

The new NBA season is upon us, and Washington Wizard Gilbert Arenas is back among the shooters. Mr. Arenas is also on probation for felony gun offenses, having brought four handguns into the team locker room after an argument over a card game.  He returns to basketball after a month in a halfway house.

There is media interest about the sports millionaire’s gun incident and halfway house experience, but NBA Commissioner Stern told Mr. Arenas not to shoot his mouth off about it. 

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Gilbert Arenas Sentencing

March 26, 2010

Gilbert Arenas Sentencing

NBA Wizards star Gilbert Arenas avoided jail time, just like he did in his last gun conviction seven years ago. He will  have to spend 30 days in a half-way house and perform 400 hours of community service. The pro athlete, who has a $111 million six-year contract, must also contribute $5,000 to a fund for victims of violence and look contrite whenever he sees a camera.

 

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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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