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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 11:00 pm  |  34 responses

Arenas Keeps Kicks, Guns in Locker

There must be something in the D.C. air. A few months after Delonte West had some firearm issues in the nation’s capital, Gilbert Arenas finds himself subject to a gun-related investigation by the NBA.

As first reported by cbssports.com and later expounded on by the Washington Times:

“…Gilbert Arenas stored firearms in a locked container in his locker, unloaded and without ammunition,” the Wizards’ statement read. “The Wizards organization and Arenas promptly notified the local authorities and the NBA and are cooperating fully with law enforcement during its review of this matter and will have no further comment at this time.”

In a phone interview with The Washington Times, Arenas said he had guns at his home, but following the Dec. 9 birth of his third child, daughter Hamiley Penny, he decided he didn’t want the weapons anywhere his children could get to them. So on Dec. 10, Arenas brought them to Verizon Center, where he stored them in his lockbox until he could figure out what to do with them. A week later, he turned the guns over to team security and asked that they be turned over to the D.C. police.

“I wouldn’t have brought them to D.C. had I known the rules,” Arenas said. “After my daughter was born, I was just like, I don’t need these anymore. I don’t want them around the kids. We are working with the league and the authorities.”

Arenas does not face any criminal charges in the incident.

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  • Andrew

    FIRST

    LOL i saw this just now on NBA.com, sooo jks. whatta dumb ass

  • ben2424

    this isnt news…..

  • Michael Scorn

    ^^^ Yeah, what a horrible man who thinks of his kids first. Too many men like him in America.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Ben, it is news, just maybe not “bad” news when see in that context.

  • larry

    What a total waste of time. Arenas took very reasonable precautions and was ridding himself of the guns. He should be held as a model rather than being charged with anything.

  • DMC14

    Arenas, gotta love him.

  • Omnixyience (Philippines)

    Haven’t you people forget who he is???

    His freakin’ AGENT ZERO!
    Of course he will have a gun LOL

  • Earl

    Guns are great! (Seriously)

  • Earl

    Guns are great! (Seriously)

  • fut.

    Should of had Lazers

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    no one’s made a joke about shooting yet? you guys are falling off.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Well he’s not packing in the sheets so he best be packin in the streets.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    I don’t understand why “the authorities” have been notified? Is it illegal to have guns in sporting facility in DC?

  • underdog

    It’s nice he named his third child Penny after… well Penny.

  • ab_40

    that is why your name is earl… earl

  • rav

    well done gil – you’ve given the wiz a pretty good excuse to fire you

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    What larry said.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Dave, you are not allowed to have guns in NBA training facilities/team planes/etc. That being said, I don’t think Gil was trying to do anything wrong, guns were unloaded without ammo and he turned them over to be handed in to police. Hopefully it gets sorted out soon.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Why would he put them in his freakin locker though? I mean how many other places could he have stored them? It just seems stupid to me.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan2.0

    ive been confused for a while…. but i’ve always thought Holy Baller was Holly Mackenzie in disguise

  • nastierthanu

    Suxs that head lookin to come up know he aint strapped$ we all know these ctas have a bullseye on em In da street

  • giogolo

    What do you actually do to your guns when you want to dispose of it in the D.C area? dont they have accompanying regulations when you buy them?

  • Klemperer

    Really? No mention of the Washington Bullets?

  • DallasJ

    makes sense.. can’t keep the guns at home. Take em to WORK. Yea.. smart. exactly what i’d do.

  • http://www.cracked.com litetitan

    A man entered 10 puns in, to win a pun telling competition but unfortunately no pun in ten did….

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    Yea da Agent Zero really is a gunner haha..

  • foolio_iglesias

    Seriously,stashing firearms in your locker was the norm in the roaring ’70′s NBA…

  • tavoris

    don’t NBA players with 9-digit contracts hire bodyguards anymore?

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  • Buschfiya

    they should change the name of the team back to the washington bullets.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    He’s anticipating playing against Shaq. They’ve got some beef, right?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    That was so wrong. Bad Cheryl! *slaps hand*

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Guns! Hammers! Kevlar! 50 Cent! Marv Albert, man!

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