During his days with the Washington Wizards, Gilbert Arenas played at an excellent level. Injuries began to slow Arenas down, and in 2009 an accident involving himself and Javaris Crittenton changed his life and career forever.
On December 21 of that year, Arenas brought unloaded guns into the Wizards’ locker room and challenged Crittenton to shoot him. The conflict concerned a bet Crittenton had had with JaVale McGee (now with the Dallas Mavericks). While no one was injured in the incident, the fact that guns, loaded or unloaded, were brought into the locker room is frightening in retrospect.
During an appearance on The Draymond Green Show, Gilbert Arenas spoke about the incident and the impact it left on him and his life.
“I was wrong, dealing with that situation with Javaris was really shocking because that stupid thing erased everything positive I had done. One mistake can erase your whole legacy.”
From what Arenas says, there were many things going through his mind at the time, and he simply did not know how to handle them all. At least he can look back and understand his mistakes, and that’s all anyone can ask for.
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