WASHINGTON POST Wizards beat writer Micheal Lee caught up to Gilbert Arenas today and asked him about Peter Vecsey’s claim in the NEW YORK POST today that he drew a gun on Javaris Crittenton over a gambling debt. Lee Tweets:
I grabbed Arenas after practice. He told me he is considering filing a lawsuit against the NY Post. “That’s not the real story,” he said.
Arenas: “I saw the story. Very compelling. Some real O.K. corral stuff.”
I posted earlier today that Vecsey’s story about the incident seemed to be based solely on a single Crittenton acquaintance. That doesn’t make it wrong, but Arenas obviously is now disputing Crittenton’s friend’s claim.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports breaks the news that there’s a lot more to the Gilbert Arenas gun locker story that we’ve been led to believe.
(Vecsey took Arenas quote out of context)
An NBA investigation into Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas‘ possession of guns inside the team’s locker room has been linked to a confrontation with teammate Javaris Crittenton, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The league’s ongoing probe hopes to determine whether Arenas had accessed any of his unloaded firearms while engaged in the dispute prior to a team practice at the Verizon Center on Dec. 21 in Washington. Tensions between Arenas and Crittenton escalated because of a festering disagreement between the two players, sources said.
Arenas told reporters on Tuesday the District of Columbia police also are investigating the circumstances under which he brought the guns to the arena. The D.C. police issued a statement on Wednesday saying they were assisting the U.S. Attorney’s Office in a joint investigation into “an allegation that weapons were located inside a locker room at the Verizon Center.” The statement did not name any individuals
After the story broke, Peter Vecsey of the NEW YORK POST alleged more details about what happened between the two players.