David Stern: Make an Example of Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton

WesAnalyst IJanuary 1, 2010

DALLAS - OCTOBER 27:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards on October 27, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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There are moments in sports that make you stand up and say, "You've got to be kidding me."

The Music City Miracle comes to mind, the Immaculate Reception should be on the tip of your tongue. And the United States' upset win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics has to be at the top of the list.

Unfortunately, there are also terrible moments that trigger the same reaction. Pun intended.

Sadly, the shooting incidents of Adam "Pacman" Jones, and Plaxico Burress made us shake our heads in bewilderment.

And no less than one full day into the New Year, I read a story on ESPN.com that said Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton pulled guns on each other in their locker room over the dispute of a gambling debt.

I stood up and had a moment involving sports that made me say, "You've got to be kidding me."

How many senseless acts of violence do athletes need to hear about until the message is delivered?

Seriously. You wanna-be thugs need to grow the eff up.

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Sean Taylor was killed by a gun, Steve McNair was tragically gunned down.

I guess that doesn't impress stiffs like you. Nah. You're Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton. The two of you are above all of that.


The only way clowns like this will learn the lesson is if they are kicked out of the league forever. I want a permanent ban of these two players or I will never watch another NBA game.

You want me to continue to watch and support players that are packing heat to the arena?

No thank you David Stern.

Read the report for yourself. They drew guns on each other in a locker room. Not in a club, not at a house, not in a dark alley somewhere.

Nope. A locker room.

Not that any of the other locations make it acceptable. But to pull a gun on a teammate in a locker room is mind blowing.

And if investigations reveal that a gun was in the locker room or that guns were drawn then both players should be kicked out of the league so quick it would make your forget about Arenas choking in the clutch year in and year out.

No one would notice Crittenton's absence. Sorry Javaris, but your career 5.3 points-per-game average don't scream, "Look at the impact I have."

But if the self-proclaimed Hibachi is booted from the NBA maybe a message will be heard loud and clear. "If you act like a punk, you are not welcomed in the Association."