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NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today that Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will be suspended indefinitely for his recent involvement with handguns in the nation’s capital.
If you haven’t heard about the latest news surrounding Gilbert (or you just so happen to be living under a rock), Arenas was being investigated by the NBA, the FBI, and D.C. Metro Police for having handguns stored in his locker at the Verizon Center (located in Washington D.C.). Why he brought the guns to the arena is irrelevent (he said it was to get the guns out of his home and away from his kids) in this case because you are NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A HANDGUN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. And then, to add insult to injury, reports surface that Arenas pulled one of the guns on a fellow teammate in the locker room over an unpaid gambling debt.
Gilbert Arenas acted as if the whole thing was one big joke and I’m glad to see David Stern lay the law down on him. Although Stern said he thought of waiting for the justice system to take its course first, he decided to act early (pro-active). Arenas is suspended without pay and it will cost him about $150,000 for every game that he misses due to suspension.
This could quite possibly be a blessing in disguise for the Washington Wizards franchise. If the new ownership of the Washington Wizards can find some way to void the absurd $111 million contract that Arenas possesses, that would certainly give the management team more money to work with in order to better build a contending basketball team. The worst move the Wizards made (aside from the drafting of Kwame Brown and many others) was when they were convinced into giving an $111 million contract to an egotistical guard with rubber knees. Now we can only hope that the contract including something about maintaining good behavior, having morals, acting as a grown man, and avoiding stupid situations.
Here’s to hoping Gilbert Arenas came with a receipt.
This is not a joke. But it should be.
Lakers star Lamar Odom was first rumored of dating reality star (better known as Kim’s sister) Khloe Kardashian just two weeks ago. And now? The two are ready to tie the knot! In fact, the two are planning a rush-wedding in order to exchange vowels and finish up their honeymoon before Odom heads away to camp for the upcoming season.
What’s the rush?? After such a short time of actually knowing one another, why in the world is Odom willing to split his recently signed $33 million contract? And I’m not buying that whole, “…when it’s true love, you just know…” That saying is for people who arent muti-millionaires. “Khloe is smart and beautiful and that is very hard to find,” Odom said.
Yea, yea, yea – think about your CASH Lamar!!
Michael Jordan was cool in college. He was cool the day he was drafted. He was cool when he retired. He was cool when he came back, and then came back again. Damnit! He’s still cool today!
Jordan’s current girlfriend has been seen everywhere with him lately, most recently accompanying him at his Hall of Fame induction. So, who is the lucky lady? Yvette Prieto, a 30-year-old Cuban model from Miami. The two have reportedly been dating since the summer of 2008, but the recent rumors of the two getting married and Prieto being pregnant has given her a little more attention.
And it’s not like this is new spotlight stardom for Prieto. Before MJ, she dated Julio Inglesias (I guess he sings too..?) and the two were all over the Spanish tabloids. It can only make me wonder….is this woman after the cash? Sure they’ve been dating since 2008, but having a child with the most famous athlete in the world is a sure-on cash cow! Additionally, I don’t want to sound rude or offensive but I may have no choice, Prieto is an unmeasurable upgrade from Jordan’s last wife (ew..).
Future NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson signed a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies today worth a reported $3.1 million, a deal that Iverson claims is his “rookie season again”.
It’s great to see Iverson with a new team, a team that invites him and a team that he doesn’t mind playing for. However, winning an NBA Title was obviously not in A.I.’s mind. The Grizzlies? C’mon. Couldn’t you chat with the Celtics? Wouldn’t you rather be a legit title contender with men your own age rather than winning 35 games with a group of young guys that are attempting to gain the spotlight you once had?
Good luck Mr. Iverson. (And you’re still required to practice)
Shaq thought wrestling was “real“.
Although I find this idiotic and absurd, in Shaq’s defense, he looked pretty good for approaching 40-years-old.
The New England Patriots are known for picking up what some teams would call their “leftovers” and signing them to veteran deals. The expected result, the potential output, of these “old timers” is never guaranteed. However, Bill Belichick and the Pats always take a chance. And you know what? It always works. The 2009 veteran signees, Joey Galloway and Fred Taylor, are yet to be seen. But you can bet that they will perform ten times stronger than anywhere else in the league.
Just down the road, in Boston, the Celtics and general manager Danny Ainge seem to be taking a page out of the Patriots book. Two seasons ago, the Celtics brought in veterans Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett as a result of a blockbuster trade. Ray Allen was a proven and respected player in the NBA, KG was a proven and respected player in the NBA, and the Celtics were ready to win ‘now’. The team already had Paul Pierce and they wanted him apart of the puzzle, especially because of his valuable experience.
Now, amongst the many trade rumors that cloud each and every summer, Boston is reported to be the likely new home of NBA veterans Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill. Wallace is leaving Detroit and is considered “old” by many teams. Grant Hill has been plagued with injuries for the majority of his career, hence creating the “old man” tag that he wears proudly. With Ray Allen set to become a free agent in 2010, and KG’s recent injury report, the Celtics are seemingly taking the Patriot Approach in order to win NOW.
Smart? I think so. It worked for them two years ago, and it works for the Patriots.
Ron Artest is a little loose in the head, we all know that (see: Palace Brawl). But is he weird enough to hop in the shower with Kobe Bryant after a game? They weren’t even on the same team!
Kobe said that after the Lakers lost game six of the ‘08 NBA Finals in Boston by 39 points, he was alone in the shower, just fuming. He heard somebody walk in and assumed it was one of his teammates, or maybe a staff member. Instead, he looked up, and it was Ron Artest (to this day, Kobe has no idea how Artest got into the locker room).
“I want to come help you,” Artest said. “If I can, I’m going to find a way to come to LA and give you the help you need to win a title.”
Are you kidding me? I guess it’s a good thing that Artest finally landed in LA, otherwise he’d be peeking in on Kobe all the time. Luckily for Ron Ron, he can shower with Kobe after every game next season.