This Sports Illustrated piece really puts the Arenas-Crittenton situation into perspective. Even the Mailman, noted hunter, outdoorsman, and all-around hillbilly, doesn't approve of how this whole thing went down.
All the years I played, I've never heard of anything like this alleged incident or of a player bringing guns into the locker room. Doing that in the locker room, with so much that can happen? It's one of those things you just don't do. I can't make any sense of that. You can't tell me one good thing that can happen with a gun in an arena, but I can tell you a thousand bad things.
If I'm a player on that team, of course, I'm saying to those guys, "What the hell are you doing?" Even if, as Arenas insists, he brought the guns to the arena because he wanted them away from his children at home, I wouldn't have bought that excuse. Buy a safe. Put them in there. End of story.
It's a great read (even if it was obviously tidied up to eliminate some of the more obvious Mailman-isms). Also, pretty hilarious that the only photo they put with the story is one of Malone as a Laker. Thanks for that, SI.