Gilbert Arenas: Javaris Crittenton Had Become ‘More Gangsta’

by August 30, 2011

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.”