Gilbert Arenas Gun Story Reaches New Heights of Bizarre

Ryan Maloney@ImRyanMaloneyContributor IIJanuary 1, 2010

Syracuse native Andray Blatche probably thought his bullet-dodging days were over, but it seems as though he should keep his head on a swivel—even while dressing for the NBA's Washington Wizards.

The New York Post is reporting that a Christmas Eve gambling dispute has been the source of the ongoing gun possession investigation targeting Washington guard Gilbert Arenas.

NBA all-star Gilbert Arenas and his Washington 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 heaters at the ready inside the Verizon Center, the Washington, DC, home of the Wizards -- whose name was changed from the Bullets over gun-violence concerns.

It was the three- time all-star Arenas, 27, who went for his gun first, sources said, drawing on the 22-year-old Crittenton, who quickly brandished a firearm as well.


When the story first broke on Christmas that Arenas was being investigated for storing a firearm in his locker, reports stated that the former Arizona Wildcat was not facing criminal charges .  That continues to hold true, but with the new development in the story, one has to wonder for how long.

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