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“This is unprecedented in the history of sports”

Gilbert Arenas_20081985-86 Washington Bullets Media Guide Cover Mike Jones has done a good job of covering the Gilbert Arenas debacle. For those of you who are new to this, Gilbert Arenas allegedly pulled a hand gun on a teammate in the Washington Bullets Wizards locker room.  Perhaps this says it best.  "This is unprecedented in the history of sports," Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA players’ association, told the Post. "I’ve never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room."

If I am David Stern and the allegations are true, I am seriously considering a lifetime bad to Arenas.  The guy brought a gun into a locker room and pulled it on his own teammate.  Think about that for a minute and ask yourself if he deserves a second chance to play in the NBA.  What other workplace can someone come in and pull a gun on someone and still have a job?  If you don’t send a firm message, what happens when someone brings a loaded firearm into the locker room?

If Stern doesn’t act, I think the Wizards have to do something.  How do you be taken seriously in Washington when your franchise player is allowed to pull a gun in the locker room.  How is Arenas allowed to stay with the team?

The Washington Wizards changed their name from the Washington Bullets because of concerns over their nickname promoting gun violence, now the face of the franchise is doing that all by himself.