I can only imagine how this morning played out for young Arenas. After a few Happy Birthday calls, text messages, twitter post, and facebook pokes, his day was probably off to a regular start. I mean, "HEY, he's Gilbert Arenas, right?" Then David Stern decided to drop the Kybosh (kigh-bosh) on him today around 3:50 pm est.
Everyone knew this was coming. Well, we knew something was coming ESPECIALLY after that interview he gave last night after the game saying "I didn't do anything wrong." WTF!? You didn't do anything wrong? YOU BROUGHT GUNS (PLURAL) INTO AN ARENA. He mentioned several times that they were UNLOADED, like that really mattered. You're black and in DC with guns. Smarten up!
Not too long ago NBA Commisioner, David Stern released this statement:
"The possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us. I initially thought it prudent to refrain from taking immediate action because of the pendency of a criminal investigation involving the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department, and the consideration of this matter by a grand jury sitting in the District of Columbia. For the same reason, I directed the Wizards to refrain from taking any action.
Wizards personnel continue to be interviewed by law enforcement authorities, some are scheduled for appearance before the grand jury and the investigation is proceeding with the intensity that one would expect for such a serious incident.
"Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game. Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA." (via NBA.COM)