I am SO tired of people SNITCHING! Especially teammates of Gilbert Arenas
January 7, 2010
We really should not know anything about this story, but because people are looking for fame, however fleeting, they decide that snitching will get them some publicity.
I could respect a snitch who put his name out there. But what is going on with Gilbert right now is sad, because it is sinking him in the court of public opinion and Stern and leading him to be suspended for the rest of the year. Now, with the Javaris news coming out ( the other participant in the Wild West or Shootout at the DC corral) he is the one that could see serious jail time.
The dispute between Arenas and Crittenton began on the team plane during a popular card game between players called “Boo-ray.” Crittenton lost roughly $1,100 to JaVale McGee, a Wizards center, in the game, according to a player who watched the game and who also spoke on condition of anonymity. Crittenton, already angry over a dispute over the game’s rules, became irate when Arenas began needling him. Their barbs escalated to a point where Arenas, smiling, said he would blow up Crittenton’s car, according to two players on the flight, who requested anonymity. Crittenton replied that he would shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired knee. Washington Post
Doesn’t this player know that he is screwing with someones life and livelihood? I know this player might want some more playing time, but this is not the way to go about it. The Washington Post story has potentially fractured any team unity. How could I be down with someone who is a known snitch? How can we bond when I know that I have to watch my back?
The two players had been arguing during a card game on the Wizards’ flight back from Phoenix Dec. 19, and the dispute spilled into the team locker room at Verizon Center before practice two days later. Arenas has acknowledged bringing his handguns to the arena and displaying them in the locker room that morning in what he maintained was a playful gesture aimed at his teammate. According to two first-hand accounts of the confrontation, Crittenton responded to Arenas’s action — which included laying the four unloaded weapons in Crittenton’s cubicle with a note that read, “Pick One” — by brandishing his own firearm, loading the gun and chambering a round. Washington Post
At this point, everyone knows that it is a joke ( a mistimed joke) by Arenas. Now, the snitch gets Crittenton caught up by telling that he chambered a round. That is some pure hate. This dude was supposed to be the dude you went to battle for, but you gave weapons to the enemy to use against dude. That is just wrong. Now, how do I know it was a joke? The snitch alludes to what Gilbert has been saying all along.
Neither witness said the gun was ever pointed at Arenas, but both said Crittenton began singing as he held the gun. Arenas began laughing, the witnesses said, telling Crittenton, “Look at that little shiny gun,” as two other players slowly retreated to the training room. Washington Post
Arenas was laughing, Javaris was singing, so it was a joke. But, Arenas is the only one who acted like a man in the situation. He knew he was caught up and there was not a need to get someone else caught up in his drama.
Two of the five people in the room that morning, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Arenas had originally not disclosed Crittenton’s action to protect the little-used guard from prosecution and had told Crittenton he would assume full responsibility for the actions of both players that day. Washington Post
Gibert, that is why I fucks with ya.
But, Javaris, you need to get a new crew, since the leak started with your boy. Here is what the Post had
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.