Twitter is afire with news that Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the NBA:
KevinDurant35 jus pray for whatever u think he needs, thas all im saying..we all kno he messed up
AndrewMBogut Is it inappropriate to own a Water Pistol? What about if I had one in my locker and I sprayed someone with it? Im thinkin a SUPER SOAKER?
AndrewMBogut But then my old man would ruin everything and plug in a Pressure Washer and kill us all haha
teamziller Finger guns, man. We ain't talking about real guns (well, sort of). We talkin' about finger guns.
docfunk David Stern just put 3 suspensions around Gil's locker and made him pick one.
timkawakami David Stern suspends Arenas & upstages Redskins/Shanahan presser in DC. Obvious NBA retribution for Cowboys/Mavs conflict. (I joke!)
langwhitaker Quite a birthday for Gilbert...
bruce_arthur Contract voiding in 3...2...1...
BulletsForever You can legitimately argue that the action merits a season-long suspension. I did. But to suspend someone over a prank instead?
CSheridanESPN What tipped the scales in the Arenas case? My opinion: It had a lot to do w/photo you can see by clicking on espn.com nba homepage.
CSheridanESPN ... statement from Wizards reeks of disgust, making me suspect they're leaning toward voiding Arenas' contract, a la Warriors w/Sprewell.
STEIN_LINE_HQ ESPN.com sources: Some of Gil's closest pals pleaded w/him for days to stop being so chatty/unrepentant about the situation. Unsuccessfully
dcsportsbog Jerry Stackhouse on SIRIUS XM earlier this week, speaking of Gilbert: "He's just kind of a pain in the butt sometimes."
JonesOnTheNBA I know people have made this about guns, but let's focus on the gambling aspect for a sec. That is what caused all of this.
thinkkaz Showdown at the O.K. Corral & Stern wins. Who would have thought the guy w/no guns wins
kpelton When did David Stern turn into Roger Goodell?
PDcavsinsider Don't expect any tears from Cavs over Arenas.
HPbasketball crap but I do wonder this. On Stern's watch we have the Malice at the Palace, Stephen Jackson, and Arenas. Honest question...
HPbasketball Do we overestimate Stern's ability to maintain tight control? MLBPA runs their show and they seem to have better luck ...
PDcavsinsider Just saw Shaq. His thoughts: "You got to watch that Twitter."
KevinDurant35 yea no doubt [h]e deserves to be punished
russbengtson *waits for Stern to suspend the Suns for implementing the run and gun offense*
teamziller The Finger Shots Heard 'Round the World.
HPbasketball The NBAPA's statement can be paraphrased as "We're trying to figure out how in hell we're going to stand up in outrage for this whackjob."
dcsportsbog Sweet! Gilbert's law firm just put out another fake, lawyered-up apology! How long until Gilbert subverts it on Twitter?
STEIN_LINE_HQ More Gil: "Earlier today, I called Commissioner Stern to apologize, and I hope we will be able to talk soon..."
HowardBeckNYT Arenas has set unofficial NBA record for most consecutive days issuing an apology (3).