Thursday, January 28, 2010

Solitary, Poore

In suspending Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the 2009-10 regular season, David Stern announced yesterday: "The issue here is not about the legal ownership and possession of guns, either in one's home or elsewhere. It is about possession of guns in the NBA workplace, which will not be tolerated."

If the players' compliance with applicable public laws is not relevant to Stern's decision, then why did he wait until Arenas and Crittenton completed their plea agreements with the DC authorities? Why not make the suspension decision immediately when the news about the locker-room gun incident emerged?

Stern appears to be a rather disingenous leviathan.

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