Mere hours after NBA commissioner David Stern suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas indefinitely without pay, the Washington Post reports this alarming new detail about the altercation between the star and Javaris Crittenton.
According to two first-hand accounts of the confrontation, Crittenton responded to Arenas’s action — which included laying the four unloaded weapons in Crittenton’s cubicle with a note that read, Pick One — by brandishing his own firearm, loading a clip of ammunition into the gun and cocking the weapon. Two of the five people in the room that morning, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Arenas had originally not disclosed Crittenton’s action to protect the little-used guard from prosecution and had told Crittenton he would assume full responsibility for the actions of both players that day.
The Post reports that Crittenton denied these accounts via text message and his agent declined to comment.
If this is indeed the correct chain of events, shouldn’t Crittenton be subjected to any even more severe punishment than Arenas?
Seems like a no-brainer to me.