I don’t know if any of you followed the story last week out of DC that Gilbert Arenas allegedly stored unloaded guns in a locker room in the Verizon Center and handed then over to authorities. His reasoning was he didn’t want the guns around with three young children in the house. Makes sense right?
Details (The best piece yet on the subject after David Aldridge’s great reporting set the bar high earlier) are emerging that Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were involved in an incident involving those three guns. Gilbert speaks of it and another incident on his Twitter timeline. He seems to downplay this as a joke gone awry. We are probably not going to get the full story on what exactly went down, but Jones’ piece is the most we’ve gotten so far. Gilbert Arenas is beloved in DC and does so much for the community but having guns in the locker room…loaded or not…was not smart. Abe Polin, R.I.P., would be sick. How this plays out will have a lasting impact on the franchise.
These are the stories that tend to get out of hand and I’m honored to say that David Aldridge, Mike Lee and Mike Jones have all done a great job reporting this as accurately as possible. Mark Stein on the other hand was digging deep into the demographic by actually including a preposterous reference to the 2004 incident in Detroit.
The two have nothing to do with the other. There will also be writers speaking about the number of players who own guns.
Do you see why we do what we do here? There shouldn’t be any generalizations in dealing with what went down in DC because this is a situation all of its own so please reporters, stick to the script. Thank God the NY Post piece wasn’t the sole source. Thank you brothas for hopping on as quick as you did.
This is the reason why we need diversity in journalism.
Do you get it now? It doesn’t have to be all about snark. Good work fellas.
A recent (A DC win vs. Cleveland) locker room presser with Gilbert and Antawn (his first game back).