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October 14, 2010
The Wizards' Gilbert Arenas was fined an undisclosed amount for faking an injury before Tuesday's preseason game against Atlanta. Arenas, making his return to the Wizards following a felony conviction for bringing guns into the locker room last season, indicated before the game that he was nursing a sore left knee. After the game, however, he told reporters he faked the injury in an effort to give teammate Nick Young more playing time. Young went on to score a team-high 24 points in a 107-92 victory, but the Wizards were not pleased with Arenas' actions.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Before the doors opened Saturday evening at SECU Arena, there was a line of people in front of the main entrance that stretched down the sidewalk. The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends, stopped at Towson as part of their countrywide summer tour, and some fans waited 21/2 hours to make sure they had good seats. Demetrius Spencer, CEO of streetball tour Ball Up, said after the game that attendance gradually has increased since the team was formed in 2009. That trend was evident in the All-Stars' matchup against a team of Baltimore locals hoping to someday earn the same fame as their Ball Up opponents.
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By Mark Heisler | January 17, 2010
Day 27 of Gilbert held hostage … With sentencing put off until late March, the prosecutors got what they needed Friday, insisting Gilbert Arenas plead guilty to a felony rather than a misdemeanor. That must be the difference between getting busted in Washington and the suburbs, as the Cavaliers' Delonte West did. West was charged in Maryland with four misdemeanors for carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun on his motorcycle, violating concealed-carry laws, as opposed to possessing four unloaded guns that weren't licensed in Washington.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | August 27, 2011
Javaris Crittenton never had a chance to establish a reputation in the NBA before he became notorious. He was the other, seemingly insignificant half in one of the most embarassing incidents the Wizards franchise has had to face. An often-injured, undistinguished player, Crittenton got caught up in the locker-room gun incident with Gilbert Arenas in December 2009 — a situation that led to both players getting suspended for the rest of the season, Arenas spending time in a halfway house, and Crittenton pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and a year's probation.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 10, 2010
T he astonishing thing is that he did it even after. Even after news broke that he had brandished guns in the locker room of the Washington Wizards at a Dec. 21st practice. Even after meeting with federal prosecutors and local police investigating his violation of the city's gun laws. Even after being criticized by the Rev. Al Sharpton, NBA legend Karl Malone and an army of fans, sports columnists and TV commentators. Even after apologizing to his team, his fans and the NBA and saying he understood the seriousness of the matter.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Before the doors opened Saturday evening at SECU Arena, there was a line of people in front of the main entrance that stretched down the sidewalk. The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends, stopped at Towson as part of their countrywide summer tour, and some fans waited 21/2 hours to make sure they had good seats. Demetrius Spencer, CEO of streetball tour Ball Up, said after the game that attendance gradually has increased since the team was formed in 2009. That trend was evident in the All-Stars' matchup against a team of Baltimore locals hoping to someday earn the same fame as their Ball Up opponents.
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By Sports Digest | November 22, 2009
Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs stopped a three-game losing streak with a 106-84 NBA victory over the visiting Washington Wizards. Gilbert Arenas had 18 points in the worst loss this season for the Wizards. Washington (3-9) has lost eight of nine and has lost six by double digits, including a 127-108 loss Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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By Sports Digest | November 21, 2009
Kevin Durant scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the host Oklahoma City Thunder had its highest-scoring output of the season in a 127-108 victory over the Washington Wizards. Rookie James Harden followed his 24-point performance by hitting his first three 3-pointers and finishing with 25 points to set another career best. Caron Butler scored 24 for the Wizards, who have lost seven of eight. Gilbert Arenas had 23 points, Antawn Jamison contributed 22 points and 12 rebounds in his second game of the season, and Brendan Haywood had 14 points and 16 rebounds.
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By AP | December 27, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS - - Gilbert Arenas had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, but the Washington Wizards fell short as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat up on some old friends, 101-89, for their first back-to-back wins of the season. Corey Brewer scored 23 of his career-high 27 points in the second half to lead the Timberwolves. Kevin Love added 17 points and 10 rebounds against a Wizards team that has seven coaches and players who have significant ties to the Timberwolves organization.
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By AP | January 6, 2010
PHILADELPHIA - - Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has no concerns about possible legal action brought against him because law enforcement officials "already know the truth." He's not as confident he can escape punishment from NBA commissioner David Stern. Arenas said Tuesday that he'll likely have to meet with Stern to explain why he had guns at Verizon Center last month. Arenas has yet to be contacted by league officials for his role in what he says is nothing more than a joke gone awry.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | October 27, 2010
— Gilbert Arenas will miss at least the first two games of the regular season because of a strained tendon in his right ankle. Arenas missed his fourth straight practice on Wednesday and walked around the RDV Sports Complex in Orlando wearing a protective boot. Wizards coach Flip Saunders said Arenas will be re-evaluated but ruled him out for the season opener on Thursday against the Magic and on Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. After practice, Arenas huddled with Saunders and president Ernie Grunfeld for a few minutes.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | October 18, 2010
John Wall was a blur, moving so fast that he barely gave the New York Knicks time to blink before he was blowing by them. After former Washington Wizard Roger Mason Jr. made a long jumper with about four seconds left in the first quarter, Wall didn't give his opponents a chance to get comfortable before he took an inbounds pass and darted the full length of the court. Anthony Randolph finally reacted, but when he goaltended Wall's shot attempt off the glass, Wall had gone from one end of the floor to the other in 3.9 seconds.
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By Sports Digest | October 15, 2010
Wizards Arenas suffers strained groin in preseason loss to Bucks Gilbert Arenas made his return to the Verizon Center court, and it wasn't a long one. Two nights after he conceded that he faked a left knee injury, Arenas played just three minutes before exiting the Washington Wizards' 96-88 preseason loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night with strained right groin. Arenas didn't attempt a shot, but had three steals, a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot in his first home game since being suspended for bringing guns to the locker room.
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October 14, 2010
The Wizards' Gilbert Arenas was fined an undisclosed amount for faking an injury before Tuesday's preseason game against Atlanta. Arenas, making his return to the Wizards following a felony conviction for bringing guns into the locker room last season, indicated before the game that he was nursing a sore left knee. After the game, however, he told reporters he faked the injury in an effort to give teammate Nick Young more playing time. Young went on to score a team-high 24 points in a 107-92 victory, but the Wizards were not pleased with Arenas' actions.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | September 27, 2010
While the Washington Wizards introduced a youthfully overhauled roster, including No. 1 overall pick John Wall, to the media on Monday, the spotlight during the approximately two-hour session quickly turned to their longest-tenured player when guard Gilbert Arenas entered the practice court at Verizon Center. After several stops to pose for pictures, the three-time All-Star participated in a short news conference in which he answered questions, mostly about his comeback from last season's 50-game suspension for bringing firearms into the Verizon Center locker room.
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September 24, 2010
The Warriors will reportedly replace head coach Don Nelson with assistant Keith Smart with the move coming on Monday at the team's media day. Several media sources reported the move Thursday. Nelson, who has one season and $6 million left on his contract with the team, will reportedly resign and agree to a settlement package. It'll be the first big front office move for the Warriors under their new ownership group. The 70-year-old Nelson is the NBA's all-time wins leader as a head coach.
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By Sports Digest | April 10, 2010
Andray Blatche had 31 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Washington Wizards opened a 28-point first-half lead and held off a late flurry of 3-pointers from Nate Robinson to beat the Boston Celtics, 106-96. Backup JaVale McGee had 14 points with 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who have won four of six since ending a 16-game losing streak. Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 12 assists for playoff-bound Boston, which lost for the fifth time in seven games and was once again booed by the home crowd.
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April 6, 2010
Were 'bad' days so bad? Ethan Skolnick Sun Sentinel David Stern would love the answer to this question: There is none. For all the talk of an NBA image problem, it's a challenge to come up with anyone whose presence in the league embarrasses it. Sure, some players have shown poor Twitter judgment. And, yes, Gilbert Arenas deserved punishment for his senseless, if not malicious, gun stunt. But the two primary participants in the Auburn Hills brawl, Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson, have been model citizens on playoff teams - Artest made news for revealing he used to drink Hennessy at halftime.
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