NBA star receives moral support during court sentence
By: Taren Vaughan
After his gun pulling incident in the locker room, Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas has been under a lot of stress. Luckily, he has supportive teammates to brighten his day. Washington Wizards’ Nick Young attempted to lift Arenas’ spirits before he faced his sentence. Young had a phone conversation with Arenas but sensed that he was still down about his situation.
“I was trying to keep his spirits up. It worked a little bit, but you could tell that it’s in his head and he’s worried about it” –Nick Young
Former teammate Antawn Jamison also showed his support for Arenas.
“He’s too good of a guy to get any kind of jail time.” “He just made a dumb decision and wasn’t thinking clearly. Any time you think of jail, you think of really bad people and that’s not Gilbert. He already had the season taken away from him. Hopefully he’ll be able to come out of it and be well.” –Antawn Jamison
Gilbert Arenas has been very fortunate to dodge jail time. He has been sentenced to two years probation and ordered to reside in a halfway house for 30 days. Hopefully this experience will prevent the talented star from making any more bad decisions.