This creates a whole new meaning to the term, “taking shots at practice”. Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittendon almost done so…literally.
NBA all-star Gilbert Arenas and his Washing ton Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton drew guns on each other in the team’s locker room during a Christmas Eve dispute over a gambling debt, The Post has learned.
League sources say the pistol-packing point guards had heat ers at the ready inside the Verizon Center, the Washington, DC, home of the Wizards — whose name was changed from the Bullets over gun- vi olence concerns.
It was the three- time all-star Arenas, 27, who went for his gun first, sources said, draw ing on the 22-year-old Crittenton, who quickly brandished a firearm as well.
It was not clear whether other teammates saw the shocking standoff, which happened on a practice day.
The duel in DC — unprecedented in sports history — was sparked when Critten ton became enraged at the vet eran guard for refusing to make good on a gambling debt, a source said.
“I’m not your punk!” Crittenton shouted at Arenas, according to a league source close to the Wizards.
This has got to be the most craziest and most ridiculous thing that I’ve heard any professional athlete ever do. Gilbert Arenas is really taking this “Agent Zero” alter ego thing to new heights with this latest move.
Not bad for a player who missed almost the entire season last year and was rewarded with a billion dollar contract extension. If this is true, wondering what the league will do to reprimand the players. Wondering if the NRA will get involved in this just like PETA was for the whole Mike Vick saga.
And to think that the Washington Bullets changed their name to Wizards to try and escape from their team’s name negative association to violence.
Too be continued…