Quote of the week

Dan B. at Basketbawful describes a ghastly little contretemps in the Washington Wizards’ locker room:

In the most amazing yet somehow completely unsurprising story of the year so far, Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton went all Walter Sobchak on each other and drew their guns in the locker room on Christmas Eve. Nobody got shot, but even if Agent Zero had pulled the trigger, I wouldn’t have been too worried considering his shooting percentage this year is only 41%.

And Crittenton hasn’t taken a shot all year. On the court, I mean.

The incident, incidentally, is now reported to have occurred three days earlier, on the 21st of December.

Bonus WTF: In the 1990s, owner Abe Pollin officially changed the name of this team:

I won a World Championship under the name Bullets. However, too often during the mid to late ’90s, I would hear the word “bullets” associated with guns and violence instead of my basketball team. While the name was longstanding, I finally reached a point that I was simply tired of the association between the two. Then, my good friend, Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated in Israel. That was the final straw. It was time to change names.

Pollin died last November. He would probably not have been amused by this locker-room tomfoolery.

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