Gilbert Arenas: Javaris Crittenton Had Become ‘More Gangsta’

by August 30, 2011
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Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton brought guns into the Washington Wizards’ locker room two years ago, sending both of their NBA careers into a tailspin. Gil tells the WaPo that Crittenton – who’s now facing very serious criminal charges — changed considerably after the incident at the Verizon Center became public: “Asked whether he had spoken to Javaris Crittenton since they were both suspended for the remainder of the 2009-2010 NBA season and Arenas had spent 30 days in a halfway house, Arenas replied, ‘No, but I heard he became more hard.’ More hard, he explained, meant ‘more gangsta.’ ‘You know, like some people turn over a new leaf when something bad like that changes their life. I heard Javaris went the other way — he became more ’hood, more hardened in that way. I don’t know if that’s the case, but that’s what I heard.’ Crittenton was on the lam for several days after being wanted by Atlanta police in connection with an Aug. 19 murder. He was arrested Monday evening after checking in for a red-eye flight in Orange County, Calif. Shuttled to a Los Angeles police station, he was booked on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice. A federal arrest warrant had been issued after the FBI found out he left his home for Southern California, where he was known to have family and friends, via a one-way ticket.”