NBA: Gilbert Arenas had 500 firearms … and some took them out in the locker room

H15 years ago, Gilbert Arenas was an icon of the Washington Wizards. However, they would have been a better fit for the franchise when they were p

H15 years ago, Gilbert Arenas was an icon of the . However, they would have been a better fit for the franchise when they were previously the bullets. Such was his passion for firearms. The former player has acknowledged that at home he had 500 !!! An entire arsenal that was accumulating by itself, but that grew in a beastly way when I bought a large quantity of them from the father of an old girlfriend. “The man He was about 70 years old and had been collecting them since he was six. There were even from the First World War “, he had recently.

The player claims that he did not need a license to have them at home. He reinforced the door and installed a security system to prevent theft. But when he had his children he understood that he could not have them near them. Out of all of them, he was left with four. The jewel in the crown, a golden Desert Eagle. He decided to keep them in an empty locker safe next to hers in the Wizards locker room..

Those weapons, although he says they were not loaded, assumed the start of his career decline. Arenas played 11 seasons in the NBA and was shown as one of the most prolific scorers of the early 21st century. His career in the League ended with averages of 20.7 points in 552 games. In the 05-06 academic year he reached capped at 29.3 points per match. With behaviors of the most singular and having more than one problem with the law, it was around Christmas 2009 when his basketball success began to fade.

“Come on, you son of a bitch, get a gun. I’m going to bore you with one of these.

Gilbert Arenas, to Javaris Crittenton, in an incident in 2009

It all started with a card game on the team plane. Sands, JaVale McGee and Javaris Crittenton they played a lot of money and the loser was the latter. There was an argument after landing because the injured party thought that the debt or part of it would be forgiven. He ended up challenging Arenas. “I will shoot you in the knee”, Told him. “I’ll bring you the pistols so you can hit it on me”his partner replied.

Days later, Arenas put his four pistols in a backpack in a place where Crittenton could see it. Above he placed a note that said: “Choose one”. When the recipient saw it, they asked what it was. “You didn’t want to shoot me? Well, here you have the guns to do it. Come on, you son of a bitch, grab one. I’m going to bore you with one of these “, I retreated as he held one and pointed it at him. Then, his partner took another out of his locker and directed it towards him: “You don’t need to give me any. I already have one here.”.

Companions on the run

By then everyone present had fled the locker room in terror in case the two players were shooting each other. “I did not panic. I have heard more shots in my life than I can count,” said Arenas later, who was due to that incident. suspended for much of the 09-10 season, in which he could only play 32 games. In the middle of the following course it was traded to the Magic and then play one more campaign in the Grizzlies, although there were only 17 games and his performance was already well below his best years. Acab retiring in 2013 in the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese League.

Crittenton did much worse in life. In August 2011, charged with the murder of Jullian Jones, a 22-year-old mother of four who was injured in the leg during a shooting and ended up dying while undergoing surgery to heal the wound. After pleading guilty to manslaughter in 2015, He was sentenced to 23 years in prison. He is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2036.