Posted on: January 6, 2010 4:24 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2010 4:34 pm

Gilbert Arenas got what he deserved

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
Posted on: January 1, 2010 12:23 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2010 2:26 pm

This is a horrific joke, right?

Please, in the name of all things holy, don't let this be true. I'm begging the basketball gods.

Teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton, according to the New York Post , allegedly drew guns on each other in the locker room.

We knew Arenas was a deadly accurate shooter but this is ridiculous.

And it was allegedly over a gambling debt. What kind of gambling debt causes guns to be allegedly drawn? What in the name of Tim Donaghy is that about?

If this report is true it would be unprecedented in sports and would again cause all the people who hate the NBA to once again call it Thugnificent. Some really enjoy pointing to the NBA as a symbol for what's wrong in sports when the truth is the league has mostly cleaned up its act.

This isn't what the NBA needs right now. It's just recovering from the Donaghy debacle and now come reports about a possible gun fight.

Pulp Fiction , NBA style.

If only Samuel L. Jackson was on the team.

Category: NBA
Tags: Wizards
Posted on: November 24, 2009 6:21 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2009 6:21 pm

Abe Pollin

To those of us who grew up in the D.C. area the name Abe Pollin was as trusted and revered as any in sports.

He was viewed as one of the few owners who looked out for the area's interests as much as his own. He wanted his players to stay out of trouble. He wanted Washingtonians to be proud of his teams and his teams to be proud they were in D.C.

Polin's building of the Verizon Center, constructed in a rough part of Washington, remains highly appreciated by many natives and likely will be for years to come.

Polin wasn't perfect. His hiring of Michael Jordan as general manager of the Washington Wizards was a disaster but Polin cared and he cared deeply all the way until his death.

There aren't many owners who can make the same claim.

Category: NBA
Tags: Wizards
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