Just a few minutes ago in the SB Nation offices, we were wondering aloud why Gilbert hadn't been suspended yet? Technically, it was because the NBA couldn't punish him twice, so if they'd suspended him for ten games now, and he was convicted of a crime later, they couldn't lengthen the suspension. So in other words, the NBA decided not to suspend him because they didn't want to risk putting forth too light a penalty. And... Well, that conversation is now over.
The NBA and Commissioner David Stern have suspended Gilbert Arenas indefinitely, perhaps in response to last night's gun routine, but more likely, an inevitable reaction in light of all the controversy that's been swirling around the superstar guard.
In a statement, Commissioner Stern had this to say: "His ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game." Just dripping with... Polite disgust, if you will.
We'll have more as it emerges.
UPDATE: More Stern: "It is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse..." Perhaps worse? Could Stern be referring to a voided contract? A suspension spanning multiple seasons? Or perhaps it's just a scare tactic from Stern, who's notorious for wielding his power in demonstrative fashion.