Gilbert Arenas Gun Story Reaches New Heights of Bizarre

Ryan Maloney@RyanEMaloneyContributor IIJanuary 1, 2010

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 19:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards hanldles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Wizards 121-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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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.