(Photo, NY Post)
Well I guess Arenas's story that he only had an unloaded gun in his locker because he felt he didn't need it anymore now that he had a daughter was complete BS. Peter Vecsey is reporting that Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittendon drew guns on each other on Christmas Eve over Arenas's hesitance to pay a gambling debt.
Guess they're still the Bullets at heart.
NBA all-star Gilbert Arenas and his Washing ton 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 heat ers 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.
It was not clear whether other teammates saw the shocking standoff, which happened on a practice day.
The duel in DC -- unprecedented in sports history -- was sparked when Critten ton became enraged at the veteran guard for refusing to make good on a gambling debt, a source said.
"I'm not your punk!" Crittenton shouted at Arenas, according to a league source close to the Wizards.
That prompted Arenas to draw on Crittenton, who then also grabbed for a gun, league security sources said.
A playground pal of Crittenton's from Atlanta, Kendrick "Bookie Ball" Long, confirmed the locker-room standoff and said he learned of it directly from the third-year player out of Georgia Tech.
"He [Arenas] was f- - -ing with him; he [Crittenton] was just defending himself!" declared Long, who said the dispute was over money but would not elaborate.
That team just needs to trade their whole roster and change their name back to the Bullets. In regards to the NBA, I think gambling refs altering the outcomes of games and players drawing guns on each other does more to hurt it's image than players wearing jeans and throwback jerseys, but at least the league has a dress code! JR 1/01/2010 02:30:00 PM Tweet