Bourré-Playing Former Wizards Player Charged With Murder

Former Wizards player Javaris Crittenton is facing murder and gang charges in Georgia over a woman's death in 2011, which prosecutors say came after Crittenton was robbed of $50,000 worth of jewelry.
Of course, this isn't the first time Crittenton has been accused of gunplay after being ripped off. His primary claim to fame while in [...]

Gilbert Arenas Knocks Man Down With Power Of His Mind

Not even China can keep Agent Zero down. Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas may be a Shanghai Tiger now, but that doesn't stop him from pulling mind-bending moves like the above, in which he tricks a defender into falling all over himself. It's enough to make you want Arenas to come back and turn things [...]

Gilbert Arenas’ and Chris Bosh’s Basketball Non-Wives Get Lawyered Up for VH-1 Reality Show

Thanks to local legal angles, the reality show Basketball Wives has more to do with courts of the litigational variety than hoops these days.
The guy formerly known as Agent Zero and onetime bloggers' hearththrob Gilbert Arenas is suing Shed Media, which produces the VH1 program, as well as longtime girlfriend and mother of many of [...]

The Needle: Pregnant Panda Edition

Winter Storm Washed: The first time snow was forecast for D.C. after Vince Gray was sworn in as mayor, it missed the city. The District's luck changed last week, but now it looks like the Gray administration's snow plan—don't let it snow—is working again, as an ice storm that was originally projected for the region [...]

The Needle: That’s a Lot of Candy Edition

Billions and Billions: Selling candy remains a pretty lucrative business. Or so we must assume from the news that John Mars and Forrest Mars, Jr. tied for 26th on this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, the highest-ranking of 14 Washington-area plutocrats billionaires to make the cut. The Mars brothers were each worth [...]

Morning Roundup: Fourth of July Edition

Morning, all. This holiday weekend: have fun and be safe!
Along with barbeques, displays of patriotism, and droves of tourists descending upon D.C., Fourth of July means fireworks galore. WaPo explores local pyros. Apparently more people are injured each year in bike, motorcycle, and car accidents than in fireworks-related incidents. Put that one in the Duh [...]

Community Service Soon Over for Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas is in compliance. In fact, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency tells City Desk the basketball star and former halfway-house resident is almost finished with his community service. Gilbert was ordered by a judge to complete 400 hours of community service after his armed antics at the Verizon Center.

Weekend in Review: Diamond Stud Edition

While you scramble for left- and right-wing points on presumed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, here is some justice-related news closer to the ground.
Gilbert Arenas finished his halfway house sentence on Friday. Just as predicted, he made everyone there a better basketball player:

Morning Roundup: European Edition

Happy Friday, readers. Try to rouse yourself from your Iron Man 2- and Cinco de Mayo-induced stupors for this last day of the week–tomorrow's Saturday and you can sleep in!
Next week's Europe Week, and the festivities kick off tomorrow with EU Open House Day, as all the EU embassies open their doors to the public [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Braveheart Knows No Burnout’ Edition

Good morning, City Desk, and welcome to the day you have all been waiting for. Friday, I mean!
Did you get fooled yesterday? Jason Cherkis did. His brother texted him that Brian Wilson had died, and Cherkis was actually so distressed he all but hung up on the person he was interviewing, and then started sobbing [...]

Weekend in Review: Ducks Fly Together Edition

The only good news about Gilbert Arenas' light punishment is that his court-mandated month in a halfway house has great potential for a snobs versus slobs sports movie.  A misfit team led by a coach who's run afoul of the law—it's practically the Mighty Ducks 4.
Other unlikely pairings from the weekend:

No Jail Time for Gilbert Arenas

Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas will not serve jail time for felony gun possession but will serve 30 days in a halfway house and two years probation, Superior Court Judge Robert Morin has ruled.
"I'd like to say, I'm really sorry this happened, and I wake up every day wishing it didn't," Arenas said [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Gilbert Arenas Judgment Day’ Edition; Bonus: It’s Friday!

Happy Friday!
I just want to say that last night was City Paper's Best of D.C. 2010 party, at Lux Lounge, and there were drag queens serving waffles there and I didn't have one and I now regret that.
It's Judgment Day, Gilbert Arenas!
Today is the day we learn if popular professional basketball stars who bring four guns [...]

Morning Roundup: Unhappy Pranksters, Unhappy Racists, Unhappy Guinea Pigs Edition

IT'S BEST OF D.C.! Hey, pick up a paper! It weighs, like, 2 pounds this week and is filled with the usual mix of staff picks (the stuff no one cares about) and readers poll results (precisely the opposite). And in that readers poll, Best Wizards Player honors go to...Gilbert Arenas, for whom today is [...]

Pictures: Gilbert Arenas’ Guns

Here are some low-res photographs of the four guns Gilbert Arenas brought to the Verizon Center on Dec. 21, as contained in a prosecution sentencing memorandum.
"One 500 magnum, silver Smith and Wesson revolver":