Gilbert Arenas

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Gilbert Arenas Won't Do Time on Gun Charge

Wizards guard draws 2 years' probation, 400 hours of community service

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 18 months in jail today, but the judge immediately suspended the sentence and ordered the Washington Wizards guard to spend 2 years on probation and perform 400 hours of community service. Arenas, who pleaded guilty to bringing guns into the Wizards' locker room in a... More »

'I Am Trying Hard to Right My Wrongs'

In op-ed, suspended Wizards guard reaches out to young fans

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas has learned his lesson. "Professional athletes have a duty to act responsibly and to understand the influence we have on all those kids who look up to us," the Wizards guard, suspended for the remainder of the NBA season and awaiting sentencing on a felony gun... More »

NBA Suspends Arenas, Crittenton for Season

Pair admitted bringing guns into Washington Wizards locker room

(Newser) - Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended without pay for the remainder of the season—38 games—today by NBA commissioner David Stern, who said guns in the workplace "will not be tolerated." Both admitted taking guns into the Wizards' locker room, a violation of... More »

Gilbert Arenas' Dueling Partner Pleads Guilty

Javaris Crittenton hit with 1 year probation for gun possession

(Newser) - The dispute that started with gambling on a Washington Wizards team flight and spilled over into a locker room confrontation claimed its second victim today, when Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun possession charge. Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a felony and has been indefinitely suspended from... More »

Ex-Wrestling Promoter Plans All-White Basketball League

AABA open only to 'natural born citizens'

(Newser) - An Atlanta-area sports promoter has announced plans for—brace yourself—a whites-only pro basketball league. Dubbed the “All-American Basketball Alliance,” the league would only be open to “natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race.” The commissioner, former pro-wrestling promoter Don “Moose”... More »

Gilbert Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony

Sentencing set for March; star guard's NBA career in peril

(Newser) - Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to felony gun possession today as part of a plea bargain that tentatively limits his maximum sentence to 6 months. Arenas, 28, may have dodged extra prison time—in addition to the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to charge him for possessing just one... More »

Wizards Player Charged With Felony Gun Possession

It's likely part of a plea deal for Gilbert Arenas

(Newser) - The NBA's Gilbert Arenas was hit with a felony charge of carrying an unlicensed gun today stemming from a locker room incident last month. The charge carries a possible sentence of 5 years in prison, but it appears to be part of plea deal, reports WTOP . That means the Washington... More »

NBA Suspends Wizards Player Over Guns

Gilbert Arenas isn't 'fit to take the court,' says league chief

(Newser) - The NBA indefinitely suspended Gilbert Arenas today for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards' locker room. Commissioner David Stern said Arenas was "not currently fit to take the court," adding that his final punishment would likely be a "substantial suspension, perhaps worse," ESPN reports. More »

Is Stephen A. Smith the Next Glenn Beck?

Scathing Gilbert Arenas column, move to Fox, spark speculation

(Newser) - Is Steven A. Smith trying to reinvent himself as Fox’s latest conservative personality? Since ESPN gave the noted sports shouter the boot, Smith has slogged as a part-time political and social commentator, popping up occasionally on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. But now he’s landed a new gig... More »

NBA Players Pull Guns in Locker Room

Gilbert Arenas, Wizards teammate fought over gambling debt

(Newser) - Local and federal authorities are investigating after two NBA players threatened each other with guns in the team locker room on Christmas Eve. Volatile All-Star Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on Washington teammate Javaris Crittenton, to whom Arenas owed money, the New York Post reports. "I'm not your punk!... More »

The Butler Did It

Wizards swingman holds off Cavs with clutch bucket

(Newser) - Caron Butler saved Washington's season. Butler made a layup with 3.9 seconds left and the Wizards held their breath as LeBron James missed a potential series-ending layup at the horn, giving Washington an 88-87 victory Wednesday night and adding at least one more game to this overheated NBA playoff... More »

West's Late 3-Pointer Hands Cavs 3-1 Series Edge

King James adds 34 points, 12 rebounds in 100-97 victory

(Newser) - LeBron James had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and dished the ball to Delonte West for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.4 seconds left Sunday, helping the Cavaliers get past the Wizards 100-97 to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series. Cleveland led by 15 in... More »

James Scores 30 In Cavs' Historic Rout of Wiz

Cleveland takes 2-0 series lead with 116-86 demolition

(Newser) - Maybe Gilbert Arenas was talking about some other Cavaliers. The Cleveland team he and the Washington Wizards faced Monday night doesn't look so beatable. LeBron James scored 30 points, Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16, and the Cavaliers played their best game in months, blowing out Arenas and Co. 116-86. More »

Wizards Subs Bounce Pacers From Playoffs

Washington never trails in surprisingly casual win

(Newser) - The Washington Wizards' backups were more than enough to eliminate the very sub-.500 Indiana Pacers from the playoff race, 117-110 Monday. Coach Eddie Jordan went to his bench early and often, getting 31 points from Roger Mason, 14 from rookie Nick Young and little resistance from the Pacers' defense.... More »

Arenas Gets 20 in Wizards' Win

Return to form helps Washington clinch sixth in East

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas finally looked like Agent Zero again, just in time for the Washington Wizards to put the Philadelphia 76ers out of reach. After another passive performance typical of his play since returning from a knee injury, Arenas took over the game by scoring 12 of his 20 points in... More »

Jamison Scores 27, Wizards Beat Celtics

Boston falls despite strong efforts from Pierce and KG

(Newser) - Antawn Jamison returned from a shoulder injury to score 27 points, including a highlight dunk over Kevin Garnett, and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 109-95 Wednesday night to win the season series over the league's top team. Gilbert Arenas, in his third game back from knee surgery, added... More »

Haywood's 25 Lead Wizards

With Jamison still out, others pick up slack to beat Bulls

(Newser) - Brendan Haywood scored a career-high 25 points, Caron Butler added 18 and the short-handed Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 99-87 last night. Antawn Jamison missed his second straight game with a sprained right shoulder and Gilbert Arenas rested his surgically repaired left knee for precautionary reasons, but Haywood and... More »

Bucks' Buzzer Beater Ruins Arenas' Return

Cavs win, best in west tops least in east as Hornets beat Heat

(Newser) - Agent Zero’s return to the Wizards’ lineup after missing 66 games was spoiled by Ramon Sessions, who hit a buzzer-beater to give the Bucks a 110-109 victory. Milwaukee never led by more than a point but executed a perfect inbounds play with 1.1 seconds to give them the... More »

Wiz Conjure Rare Season Sweep of Mavs

Jazz gang up on Clippers, Rockets edge SuperSonics

(Newser) - For the first time in eleven years, Washington swept their series with Dallas with a 102-84 win—the Mavericks' worst loss of the season. It was just one more in a litany of impressive wins for the Gilbert Arenas-free Wizards, who have also beaten the NBA-leading Celtics twice in their... More »

Sharpshooting Boston Backups Sink Sixers

Wizards bewitch Cavaliers, Bulls trample Bobcats in the East

(Newser) - Ed Stefanski, the newly appointed GM and president of the 76ers, could only look on helplessly as his team managed to lose despite shooting a scorching 56%. James Posey and Eddie House, two newly arrived Celtics backups for this season, contributed 17 and 15 respectively—Posey's in part on 4-6... More »

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