NBA Commissioner David Stern must not think guns are a laughing matter.
The commish suspended Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas today (His 28th birthday) indefinitely.
Arenas has been the center of an NBA investigation regarding four guns found in his locker and an altercation with a teammate on Christmas that resulted in guns drawn, but was still playing ball for the Wizards pending investigation.
During a pre-game warm up last night in Philadelphia, surrounded by his teammates Arenas pointed his fingers at them in the gun formation that you learn when you’re a child, pretending to shoot them all.
Wouldn’t have been a biggie if it wasn’t in front of thousands of eyes.
Stern claims that Arenas is “not currently fit to take the court,” and pending the NBA investigation, he could receive “a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse.”
Washington is in Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers tonight, and will be without their star player.
A spokesperson for the Wizards has released a statement agreeing with the punishment, saying;
“Strictly legal issues aside, Gilbert’s recent behavior and statements, including his actions and statements last night in Philadelphia, are unacceptable. Some of our other players appeared to find Gilbert’s behavior in Philadelphia amusing. This is also unacceptable. Under Abe Pollin’s leadership, our organization never tolerated such behavior, and we have no intention of ever doing so.”
Abe Pollin is the man responsible for getting the Washington Bullets to change their name to the Wizards back in 1997 due to it’s violent connotation.