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Punishment for Arenas

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by durvasa, Jan 6, 2010.

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Punishment should be:

  1. <20 games

    22 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. between 20 games and full season suspension

    35 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. rest of the season

    66 vote(s)
    44.0%
  4. banned for life

    27 vote(s)
    18.0%
  1. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4802267

    [rquoter]
    NEW YORK -- The NBA has suspended the Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas indefinitely.

    "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," commissioner David Stern said in a statement Wednesday. "Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA."

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
    [/rquoter]

    What do you think his punishment should be? It doesn't sound good for him.
     
  2. The_Yoyo

    The_Yoyo Contributing Member

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    most likely out for the rest of the season w/out pay

    the wiz may be granted a termination of contract
     
  3. Dave_78

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    I'm guessing end of the season if it comes out that the guns were not loaded and that he never threatened anyone with them. If either (or both) of those things turn out to be true I could see him getting a lifetime ban from the NBA.
     
  4. RedRowdy111

    RedRowdy111 Contributing Member

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    I have him in fantasy bb, so Im hoping a 5 min timeout in the corner.
     
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  5. Shaud

    Shaud Member

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    Very stupid by Gilbert but I would hate to see him banned for life.
     
  6. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I hope his contract is still good so that the Wiz HAVE to blow it up. go help them out Morey ;)
     
  7. Big MAK

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    Ban for life. It would be one thing to pull a gun on someone in the middle of the streets, its a completly different story pulling a gun on a teammate in your locker room.
     
  8. inler

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    Arenas was twittering back and forth with Al Sharpton, and CNN got wind of it and started reading the conversation on tv as it went on in real time. All of a sudden, David Stern suspends Arenas indefinitely, as this is going on.

    Rick Sanchez and Twitter just got Agent 0 suspended.
     
  9. rockets934life

    rockets934life Contributing Member

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    This...and if the Wiz can trade Jamison to the Cavs along with Butler to a certain team that wears red and yellow from time to time then they may have just won the lottery figuratively and literally.
     
  10. Shaud

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    Wait was that twitter account Gilbert's real account? I always thought it was a fake one.
     
  11. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Banned for year and void his contract....treatment and then reapply for admission next year.

    He can go overseas to play this year.

    DD
     
  12. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    I agree with DD. I honestly think that the Wizards should have the right to void his contract and exercise it. It'll send a message that no matter how funny or goof you are, you bring guns into a work environment and gets investigated for pulling said guns on a teammate, your ass is grass.
     
  13. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Ok is this good or BAD for us Caron Butler trade wise?
     
  14. tiger0330

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    Arenas and the union will fight a contract recission tooth and nail. He may get suspended without pay for a period but does anyone think the Wiz have a case for them voiding the contract if he broke no laws. I assume he did not pull a gun on Crittenden and his guns were legally registered, if that's the case, then the only rule he broke was the NBAs no guns policy.
     
  15. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    I don't know how detailed the No-Guns Policy is in the NBA but if you're going to bring four guns (one of which is a Desert Eagle) into a work area that has a No-Guns Policy, you're asking for a world of hurt.
     
  16. Big MAK

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    jamison and butler for tracy. they need to start rebuilding
     
  17. Rockets Red Glare

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    Look at the bright side for T-Mac, now he has somebody wo work out with at the gym in Chicago! :p
     
  18. realmustang

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    Maybe the Rockets can sign him for the MLE next year. :grin:
     
  19. BasketballReasons

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    So what about the other dude? He pulled a gun aswell right?
     
  20. Depressio

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    He's obviously a jokester. I still believe he had no real malicious intent, even if Crittenton didn't get the joke. I mean look at this from last night; the team seems to get the joke:

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    That being said, he's an idiot and stupid for doing this kind of crap. He needs to be aware that guns aren't something you joke about, especially if you're a star player in the NBA. I think and expect a rest-of-season suspension is the best way to go and hopefully losing $170,000 per game will he a reality check to him on what he can and cannot joke about. Moron.
     

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