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Didn't you know that its against NBA rules to show up strapped to NBA games? Where in the world did you think you were playing? In the old playground back in the 'hood? And what in the world were you and Javaris Crittenton thinking when ya two "pulled out" on each other over a measly couple of bucks from a card game?
And when you learned that you were under investigation by the NBA and the feds, what did you think you were going to gain by mocking the situation (by pointing your index fingers at your teammates as if they were guns) and then embarrassing Commissioner David Stern in your press interviews?
I know you're not a dumb guy, so I'm sure you're not surprised that the commissioner suspended you indefinitely without pay, saying that you "are not currently fit to take the court." And prior to your moronic behavior, the commissioner had already said, "the possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us."
Yo dude-- I don't know about you, but that would have been my cue to take a "chill pill".
And to add insult to injury, you play for the Washington Wizards. Did you know that they used to be called the Washington Bullets and in 1996 your former boss, the late Abe Pollin changed the team's name because "Bullets" had too many negative connotations and violent overtones? C'mon Gil, the man just recently died on November 24, 2009-- and you're already bringing embarrassment to the team he owned for 46 years?
Answer this for me, Gil-- why in the world would Mr. Pollin change the team's name in the first place if his players were not going to lead by example? Don't you think the man must be turning over in his grave right now?
As the Washington Bullets, the team won a championship in 1977-78 and I don't recall anyone saying, Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld had guns in their lockers. So before the problem was the name and not the players, now its the players and not the name? Go figure!
But anyway Gil, why bring up that little bit of trivia for you-- at the end of the day, you are NO Elvin Hayes or Wes Unseld.
Say wassup to Plaxico for me....
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