Just when this story couldn’t get any more unbelievable, TMZ is reporting that there is actually video of the Gilbert Arenas-Javaris Crittenton incident.
The Xmas Eve gun standoff between Gilbert Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton may have been caught on tape by surveillance cameras, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Let’s forget that the alleged confrontation actually occurred on December 21, not Christmas Eve. If there actually is video, and it ever got out, that could potentially make the whole situation even more explosive (pardon the wording). At the very least, it could clear up many of the hazy details of the story (Did Arenas provoke Crittenton? Did Arenas merely lay his unloaded guns on his locker? Did Crittenton actually load his own gun?).
Also, TMZ’s source says that “there is a better than 50/50 chance the U.S. Attorney will issue a felony arrest warrant against Arenas” and that the Wizards are cooperating so much that it seems they want to nail Arenas themselves.
For now, though, since I’m a Wizards fan depressed by this whole affair, I just want to laugh at this passage.
We’re told the Washington Wizards have told D.C. cops they have locker room surveillance video but are having trouble downloading it. The Geek Squad — aka computer-savvy detectives — are going to the Wizards organization today to help.
Imagine working for Geek Squad and getting that call from the Wizards. So, uhh, we have this video of two players messing around with guns, but we can’t download it. We need your help. How do you respond to that?
UPDATE: According to NBC Washington, the Wizards are denying the report, saying they do not have a camera installed in the locker room.