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Gilbert had a golden gun

Today, in ridiculous, absurd, not possibly true, can't-this-season-just-end-already Gilbert Arenas news....

TMZ says Gilbert's handguns included "a gold-plated Desert Eagle -- a gigantic handgun."

Sports By Brooks says the gold-plated Desert Eagle "turns out to be the same model used by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers in Goldmember flick."

Karl Malone writes on that "guns don't kill people -- people kill people," and also that the original New York Post report "was one of the worst things I've ever seen come across the TV." I mean, it was definitely bad, but if this was one of the worst things he's ever seen, he must never watch CNN, C-SPAN or American Idol.

Mike James tells The Post's Michael Lee that "What people don't understand is, we are victims as athletes. Everybody, they can go to USA Today, they can type in our name and here it is, every other article that's been written, our contract is being talked about in it. There's a lot of people that's hungry right now and they look at athlete's like, 'Hey. We can get everything off them, because they have insurance on everything.' So here we are, we can't even go to the grocery store without somebody coming up to us. We can't hang out, can't do nothing. People say, 'Yeah, you're an athlete, you should be happy for what you have, because our face is always in the light.' Now we can't even live. It's almost like we live in a glass house."

And you know what they say about handguns and glass houses.

Mike Jones reports that Gilbert told him "if they want to get rid of me [via trade], at the end of the day, it's alright." and also that "multiple [Wizards] have asked to be traded."

The New York Post's Peter Vecsey writes that "Arenas straight away admitted bringing guns into the arena. For breaking such a rigid rule, Stern should've sent him (un)packing without pay until authorities got to the bottom of a bottom that undeniably existed. Marion Barry is embarrassed."

Because that's relevant. And because New York has never had any political scandals or unsavory elected officials

And Gilbert posts a video celebrating in advance his 28th birthday, which arrives on Wednesday. The video features dollar bills and gyrating barbie dolls and his mini-Gil alter ego, who ends the video with this.

"Loan me five dollars. Oh it's like that?"


By Dan Steinberg  |  January 5, 2010; 4:58 PM ET
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A gold-plated Desert Eagle? Has someone been playing Call of Duty too much?

Posted by: Reignking | January 5, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

That video is absolutely stunting.

Posted by: jacktrickard | January 5, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't know Mike James if he came over for dinner.

Posted by: themantoyou | January 6, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Dude, you keep posting this over and over:

"I wouldn't know Mike James if he came over for dinner.

Posted by: themantoyou | January 6, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse "

Ok, ok, we get it - you're not a basketball fan. Also, you would know him if he came over for dinner, because he'd be the one who's your dinner guest, dummy.

Posted by: Urnesto | January 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

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