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Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:02 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Following the infamous gun incident in the Wizards locker room in 2009, both Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton swore to a reformed life. Crittenton even said this:

"Use wisdom in everything and just don’t get caught up in foolishness and nonsense and crazy people around you ... It was a bad decision on both ends and we’re trying to move forward with our careers and our lives.”

It's a good stance and a good way to turn things around after that ugly mess in Washington. But via the Washington Post's Mike Wise who was recalling a past conversation between him and Arenas, the former D.C. point guard actually had heard that Crittenton wasn't living by his words.

Asked whether he had spoken to Javaris Crittenton since they were both suspended for the remainder of the 2009-2010 NBA season and Arenas had spent 30 days in a halfway house, Arenas replied, “No, but I heard he became more hard.”

More hard, he explained, meant “more gangsta.”

“You know, like some people turn over a new leaf when something bad like that changes their life. I heard Javaris went the other way — he became more ’hood, more hardened in that way. I don’t know if that’s the case, but that’s what I heard.”

By his words, Crittenton was turning over a new leaf. He tried out for the Bobcats, went to the D-League and by all appearances was trying to switch things around. But the latest incident Crittenton is tangled up in suggets otherwise.

Now of course Crittenton isn't guilty of murder until it's proven so. He just was arrested in Los Angeles and his lawyer claims his client is innocent and will have his name cleared. I certainly hope so.

Keep in mind Arenas' comments aren't something he saw or witnessed. He just said he "heard" Crittenton was going the other way. I'm sure Arenas has people that know people so it's probably fairly accurate, especially considering recent events, but it's not like this is something that can be used in court against Crittenton.

Still, an interesting take on the situation and something that kind of helps to make sense of it.


Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:07 am

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Wow, so many little Tough Girls who sit behind computers to make racist statements.  I could say more but to say more gives the wimps the validation they r looking for. 

On the topic of the article, This was comment was taken from Arenas when he was with the Wizards, so thats a good 8/9 months ago (or more-when the hell was he traded).  So it seems Arenas was more prophetic than folk r giving him credit for.  CBS Sportsline should have dated the article as to not have it seem like Arenas just made the comment (although I believe they did it this was just to garner more comments/reads/racist remarks). 

Amazing they have no moderator to clear/ban some of the jerks here.

Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:46 am

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Giant Wolverine makes a great case for abortion. You are past ignorant and racist.  What an ass!!

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:49 am

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

"his lawyer and will have his name cleared. I certainly hope so. "

a black thug... with a gun... killing a mother... in a drive-by shooting...  that's like impossible, right? i never heard such a story.

i bet he is innocent! like OJ was, the first time...

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:27 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

. boyz in the hood are about 1 hair better then an al quaida terrorist Id send black op teams into THE HOOD and be done with the whole lot of em. 

Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:48 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'


Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:38 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Who did you hear that from Gilbert, those voices in your head? the ones that told you to tell everyone you were going to score 50 every night? This guy is a moron.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:18 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Really?? If losing in a car game and not getting paid is a life changer what is next. The cashier gives the wrong change, you get into an argument and you are barred from the store. Months later you shoot up the joint and blame the whole thing on the fact he gave you 27 cents back instead of 29. Sometimes you have to take responsibilty for your own actions. 

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:03 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the initial problem and incident between Agent Zero and Crittendon stem from Agent Zero losing money in a card game and then refusing to pay? At least that's what I seem to remember.If so Agent Zero is a complete LOSER for notdoing the proper thing and paying the $$$ he lost to a teammate.It's not a stretch to think if that card game never took place Crittendons life may not have spiraled out of control as it seems it has.This is in no way an excuse for what Crittendon may have done in this shooting incident but to "welch" on a debt to someone when you lose in a card game is pretty damn low.....Don't invite me to your card game Agent "pays" Zero when he loses!

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:19 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

What goes into an "Agent Zero" again ?  It's something like half of a light beer combined with a Shirley Temple...  I'd ask a bartender, but he'd probably laugh at me.

Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:47 pm

Arenas: Crittenton became 'more gangsta'

Hey Nikerbocker,

"The boyz in the hood are always hard,
Come talking that shit we'll pull your card,
Cause aint Nothing in Life but to be legit,
dont't quote me boy cause I ain't said shit!!!"

Is that more engliush for you. Eazy-E still got it right!!

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