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Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

Posted on: January 6, 2010 4:24 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2010 4:34 pm
 
Because he mocked the entire situation.

Because he made fun of a serious thing.

Because he didn't seem to think he did anything wrong.

Because he thumbed his nose at David Stern.

A yearlong suspension seemed like silly talk initially. Then, Gilbert Arenas acted the fool, and showed no true remorse for bringing in the gangster starter kit into an NBA locker room.

Then Gunsmoke Arenas mocked Stern and a serious legal investigation into his actions by acting out gunplay during pre-game drills on Tuesday night. Arenas didn't give a damn. He never did.

Let's be clear. Arenas isn't a thug. Arenas is about as gangsta as Carlton from "The Fresh Prince." He's a fake tough guy. Cardigan sweaters have more roughage than Arenas.

But he is a fool for his actions and an even bigger one for mocking a serious thing.

Arenas showed not just a lack of class or respect for gun control laws but he also ignored the area he plays in has traditionally been devastated by gun violence which is the reason for D.C.'s strict gun control laws. It's why the Bullets changed their name to the Wizards, Gilbert.

Arenas is likely gone for the season and this isn't Stern's fault.

This is all on Arenas.

 

Category: NBA
Tags: Wizards
 
Comments

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2010 1:49 pm
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

Gilbert Arenas is one sick puppy...



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:43 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

help me understand why these young men who are blessed with initially it would seem intelligence  definitely with an abundance of talent and huge sums of money in the contracts they have or the potential money they can earn and are willing to throw it away on guns and this supposed thug attitude arenas is no more a thug or harder than my 3 year old son but i guess its an insecurity to have to adopt this gangsta persona you would think just the fact that the main cause of death for young blck men is the hand gun and the extremely publicized case of plaxico burress would be an example. plaxico wasn't making jokes or light of the situation the last time we saw him he was in tears because a rude reality was setting in. i just don't get this, i really don't.how does someone just stupidly squander 147,000 a game.a game my household income is less than that a year and this guy just throws it away a game i just don't get it



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 10:05 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

I will also agree with Freeman on this.  Arenas should be punished severely for his thoughtlessness, every bit as much as for the original transgression.  It was stupid to bring a gun into a locker room, even unloaded.  But it is really, really, really stupid to laugh at your boss when he tells you that you are wrong.  His making light of the situtation was probably not done with bad intentions - he probably thought it was a little good-nature self-depracation, but he forgot several things.  First, he is an athlete - a popular one - and everything he does will is viewed under heavy scrutiny.  Plus, he did this on the court.  He might as well have taken a dump on David Stern's front yard.  With Stern and family watching.

It is also sad that he has played for the Wizards for such a long while, and obviously has no idea what gun violence means to DC.  And nice one Freeman, I had no idea the Bullets became the Wizards because of the gun problems in DC.  That is a classy move, even if it has no effect on anything, still done with wonderful intentions.  Learn something new every day. 



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 3:21 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

penspack, I see mostly middle aged white people from the burbs at nba games.  The idiot culture, in my opinion, amuzes them.  It's why Al Sharpton and so many other civil rights leaders have been so critical of hip-hop "culture" over the years.  The "mainstream" society takes what it wants from it.  They young kids in the burbs looooooooooooove it, they think it's cool.  While on the surface it seems like maybe that's a good thing, white kids loving "black music", it's not.  It's just reinforcing a lot of negative stereotypes that already so deeply sunk in our society.  You may see a white woman rap'n about the mac'n cheese she's about to serve up to her kids, it's a great marketing tool.  Hahahaha, the white lady raps.  It's a mockery. 

Same with these players, they're basically excused because the fans of the nba don't believe they can do any better.  And they believe this because the players are black.



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 2:50 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

I mean the cloths, the attitude, isn't it getting old????Nope.  It caters to the audience it serves.

Read into that however you may.  There are no agendas or racially charged bias' behind that statement.  Look at the audience that flocks to the NBA vs other sports, and refute that statement..



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 1:41 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

Honestly, it's hard to believe there still is an NBA.  What a terrible product.  No defense.  No basic skill sets like passing, shooting.....you know, nothing really important to the game of basketball or anything.  Arrogance, idiocy, all those god damn tatoos.  I mean seriously, what a bunch of followers. 

Wonder when this "tough guy" image finally goes out of "style"?

I mean the cloths, the attitude, isn't it getting old????



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 1:23 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

I agree with (ldq317) comments, except I won't refer to Gilbert Arenas as Mr. As a kid growing up Mr. or Mister as stated in Webster's Dictionary refers to a 'title used before the name of a man'. I prefer the word for Arenas as an idiot and moron. A self centered piece
of .... whose only concerns are about himself and his own agenda, which includes making a fool of himself and embarrassing his family
and those thousands of fans who spend tons of money to watch his athletic skills that allowed him an 'opportunity' to play in the NBA.

My only wish is that he should have been suspended a lot sooner. David Stern finally showed some 'balls', but only after hearing and reading about the severity of Arenas's actions and how he was mocking the whole matter. Then, the investigators got involved that probably included the local police and the ATF. Arenas, is no doubt a 'wanna be' thug who should have his contract rescinded by the 
ownership of Wizards and the NBA, if it included a clause on 'morals, relative to a player's character'.

This clown should be suspended for no less than a year and enter some serious counseling or help group. The ability and gift that these athletes have to perform on the highest stage is a blessing. When I signed a professional baseball contract, I took nothing for granted, because I worked so hard to sign a contract and get my Mom the home that she rightfully deserved. I spoke to young people of every school that I attended and stressed education, goals, and ways to succeed, whether it was in sports or in the corporate world. I don't want Arenas suspended for life. I just hope he'll learn what the game means to him and how he may influence others to stay on track.  
 




Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2010 12:13 am
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

He's a moron let him finish his career in europe and get him out of the NBA. He doesn't deserve being here.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2010 8:22 pm
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

Why on Earth would anyone pay money to attend a Wizards game after that display of arrogance by most players in that picture.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

I guess the Wizards players needed something to laugh about since being the laughingstock of the league (the Nets I just feel bad for) must have them down. The whole team should be suspended that was in that photo. Then Crittenton can finally get some playing time and won't have to survive on his gambling skills.


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