Orlando breaks out...the ball is brought up the right side of the court...a pass to the left...uh, oh...a Laker guard draws his magnum and demands the ball be handed over...wait a minute...the Orlando center has just pulled a sawed-off shotgun and threatened to blow the Laker player away unless he gives back the ball...
You laugh, but given events of a couple of weeks ago that only just came to light, this type of thing may come to pass. It seems two members of the Washington Wizards basketball team called each other out in the team's dressing room, arguing over a gambling debt one owed the other, at gunpoint.
Are you dribbling at me?
Get this. It's not clear if the the guns belonged to both players or just one of them. Yeah, right. Gotta game tonight. But you never know what could happen in the dressing room with my team mates. I just better be packin' to be on the safe side.
Why is it lately every time a sports fan turns around he learns the athletes he watches on the field, or the court, are just a bunch of thugs off the field? Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress and now Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton. And why are these guys paid millions of dollars?
No wonder the Wizards changed their name from the Washington Bullets. Well, at least if these guys are suspended by the NBA they can always fall back on robbing liquor stores.