Gilbert Arenas was always known as a goofy guy by teammates, and this lead to most people wondering if it would ever come back to hurt him.
Boy did it ever.
Arenas was drafted by the Warriors in 2001, but they did not enjoy too much success with him on the roster. Gilbert rose to a new level in Washington after having a career year in 2005-2006. He became known as a clutch shooter, avid competitor, and goofy teammate.
He then suffered a myriad of injuries, which kept him off the court for all but eight games in 2007-2008. (Knee Injury)
After spending much time rehabbing since the injury, Gilbert found himself in worse trouble than he or anyone else could have predicted.
Arenas quickly gained a reputation of being a compulsive gambler with other players during practices, on team flights, and bus rides to pass the time. Gambling also proved to be the root of Arenas' biggest blunder yet.
Arenas admitted on December 24th 2009 that he had stored unloaded hand guns in his locker at the Verizon Center.
The whole incident came to be after Gilbert apparently refused to pay Javaris Crittenton for a gambling debt he incurred on the teams plane, while returning home after a road game.
Javaris then made a remark to Arenas about guns that he owned, to which Gilbert showed up in front of Criitentons locker with three handguns.
This is only one version of the story however, as some speculate on if this incident was actually a joking matter as they claim it was, or if the players were actually threatening each other.
Arenas was swiftly suspended by David Stern, and his reputation has taken a serious beating since this for "making light" of the incident several times after the fact.
If this gun incident was a "joke" or not remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, and that is Gilbert Arenas has some serious growing up to do.
His actions were a terrible example for the youth of America, and an awful skid mark on the NBA's already suffering reputation.
Gilbert's actions have by far earned him the Captain title of this Fail Squad. Who knows if Gilbert will ever be able to recover image wise from all of this.