David Stern has delivered a message worthy of its namesake. The NBA commissioner suspended Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton Thursday without pay for the rest of the season after they brought guns into the team’s locker room. Stern said there was no justification for their actions. Following a dispute back in December, both players pulled out guns they’d kept in the locker room, a clear violation of NBA policy that prohibits firearms inside team and league facilities. Crittenton plead guilty to misdemeanor gun possession and sentenced to a year unsupervised probation, while Arenas awaits his sentencing in March. He could face six months in prison.
NBA players handed stern punishment
Arenas, Crittenton suspended for rest of NBA season