Not like we didn’t see this coming. Bringing a gun into an NBA locker room is a big time no-no. NBA Commissioner David Stern has suspended both Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the season.
“The NBA has conducted a thorough investigation of events relating to this matter,” Stern said. “It is not disputed that, following an argument on the team’s flight home from a game in Phoenix, both Mr. Arenas and Mr. Crittenton brought guns to the Verizon Center locker room and — with other players and team personnel present or nearby — displayed them to one another in a continuation of their dispute. The players engaged in this conduct despite a specific rule set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the Players Association prohibiting players from possessing a weapon at an NBA facility, and reminders of this prohibition given annually by the NBA to players both in writing and in person.”
“The issue here is not about the legal ownership and possession of guns, either in one’s home or elsewhere. It is about possession of guns in the NBA workplace, which will not be tolerated,” Stern said.
Can’t we all just get along?