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Old 01-06-2010, 04:26 PM   #46
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actually its perfect irony and the best thing that could've happened to the Wizards. They were going nowhere with the Wiz being all about Gilbert getting back to his old chucking self. Wiz were good when Gilbert was hurt where they played more team oriented ball. Now they might be able to void Gilberts contract. Its definitely better than having to be on the leash for a $100mill to someone who makes your team worse.

That's exactly what I mean. They were probably looking for way out of it and ol' Gil handed them one.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:27 PM   #47
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There is no but. No wealthy human being is ok with losing that kind of money.

No doubt. $10M is a lot to lose....to anybody. But, when have we ever heard about a contract being voided? Not Stephen Jacksons,Tinsleys, not Monta Ellis...no one. What is the Wizards argument anyway?

I'm saying it right now. His contract won't get voided. If I'm wrong I'll use a ****ing Laker avatar for the rest of the season
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:28 PM   #48
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Default Re: NBA has suspended Gilbert Arenas indefinitely until investigation ends

Good. Gil always struck me as a guy who cared more about his image than winning. He tried to force himself in the public as to make it seem he was above the league, and It's blown up in his face.

Good riddance. He's probably going to be suspended for the rest of the season, at the very least.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:30 PM   #49
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No doubt. $10M is a lot to lose....to anybody. But, when have we ever heard about a contract being voided? Not Stephen Jacksons,Tinsleys, not Monta Ellis...no one. What is the Wizards argument anyway?
I'm saying it right now. His contract won't get voided. If I'm wrong I'll use a ****ing Laker avatar for the rest of the season
for historic purposes...lol
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No doubt. $10M is a lot to lose....to anybody. But, when have we ever heard about a contract being voided? Not Stephen Jacksons,Tinsleys, not Monta Ellis...no one. What is the Wizards argument anyway?

I'm saying it right now. His contract won't get voided. If I'm wrong I'll use a ****ing Laker avatar for the rest of the season

you're probably right. the team of lawyers you can buy with that much money at stake probably isn't even worth the litigation costs in fighting to void it. who knows tho
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:30 PM   #51
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actually its perfect irony and the best thing that could've happened to the Wizards. They were going nowhere with the Wiz being all about Gilbert getting back to his old chucking self. Wiz were good when Gilbert was hurt where they played more team oriented ball. Now they might be able to void Gilberts contract. Its definitely better than having to be on the leash for a $100mill to someone who makes your team worse.

Very well put, this should be the Wizards front office right now

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I REALLY hope that they can get his contract voided. It would set a great precedent.

My guess is that the players union will fight like crazy to avoid this, and once it becomes apparent that there is a good chance the Wiz can prove breach of contract, the PU will broker some kind of buyout to avoid the precedent of a voided contract.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #53
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I can't decide whether commisioner Stern is a genius or a moron......On the one hand suspending him now makes him look like he is going after Arenas just because he criticized him. Not suspending Arenas is bad for the image of the league.

I really have no idea on this one.
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Good. Gil always struck me as a guy who cared more about his image than winning. He tried to force himself in the public as to make it seem he was above the league, and It's blown up in his face.

Good riddance. He's probably going to be suspended for the rest of the season, at the very least.


Quoting Adrian Woj.: "Stern feels like he's been taunted by (Arenas)," NBA source says. "He's done for the year....at the very least."
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Wow i wonder if the wizards knew this yesterday thats why they were so out of it in the 1st half.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #56
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Man....

Big Agent Zero fan...but WTF? Oh well.........

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No doubt. $10M is a lot to lose....to anybody. But, when have we ever heard about a contract being voided? Not Stephen Jacksons,Tinsleys, not Monta Ellis...no one. What is the Wizards argument anyway?

I'm saying it right now. His contract won't get voided. If I'm wrong I'll use a ****ing Laker avatar for the rest of the season
Jackson and Tinsley were never really talked about as far as having their contracts voided. Ellis and Radmonavich actually probably could have had their contracts voided, especially Radman, but their teams didn't try to do it. Arenas is in a whole other situation.

With Ellis they wanted to wait and see if he could come back and play at a high level - he has and all is forgiven. Arenas has come back and hasn't been good, the team is horrible and he had the most (maybe 2nd most after Brand) untradeable contract in the NBA. What's the worst that can happen if they try to void his contract and don't succeed? It's not like the Wizards can get much worse or he'll lower his trade value.

The verbage is in his contract, so they have a good shot at voiding the contract if he's convicted of anything. The difference between Gil and the other situations you mentioned is simply that the Wiz have no reason to NOT attempt voiding his contract.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #58
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"There is, of course, plenty of risk. If the Wizards do void Arenas' contract and lose a court fight with the union, they would be stuck with a player they don't want (and who knows he isn't wanted) and forced to either buy out his deal (highly unlikely considering how much money is involved) or trade him for anything they can get.

Still, this is a chance for Washington to start from scratch. The Arenas-Jamison-Butler core is not going to win a championship, and it may not even get the Wizards into the playoffs. Arenas' latest run-in is Washington's chance to change all that, to get the franchise back on track. That is, if the Wizards welcome the opportunity."
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Just saw on MSNBC. I can only imagine his pre-game antics didn't help matters.

Here is the statement from the NBA: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5234

They did the right thing. They weren't too hasty, but they didn't let this drag on. Ironically, we're still only at the beginning of all of this. We still don't really know what happened.
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you're probably right. the team of lawyers you can buy with that much money at stake probably isn't even worth the litigation costs in fighting to void it. who knows tho

Not only that, but assuming he didn't pull out and point any pistols, and the other dude didn't either, what is the argument other than him having unloaded guns in his locker? A fine and suspension is what he deserves...

It's sad to see him go down this path, though. His care-free personality seems to have bit him in the ass. Crazy to think he used to be thought of as being good for the NBA. Still isn't too late to make all this go away, though.
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