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By now you’ve probably heard all about the scandal surrounding Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas and his teammate Javaris Crittenton. Yesterday, league commissioner David Stern suspended Arenas indefinitely. According to league sources, Stern made the decision to act now rather than wait out the investigation because Arenas has been treating the whole incident as a joke. And it’s hard to argue with that assessment when you see a picture like this one.
At best this incident can be chalked up to a really bad joke. However, the idea of NBA players having loaded guns in a crowded arena is a scary one (especially when you think back on some of the temper tantrums players have thrown). Kudos to Stern for acting swiftly on this one and sending a strong message to the rest of the league.