Javaris Crittenton discusses past with Wizards, future in NBA
Former Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton is trying to get his career going with the Charlotte Bobcats this training camp, but before he could move forward, the 22-year-old point guard looked back on his uneven stint in Washington. Like Gilbert Arenas, Crittenton was advised by NBA Commissioner David Stern not to discuss the specifics of their gun incident, but he was still reflective in an interview with the Associated Press.
When asked one he learned, Crittenton said, "Use wisdom in everything and just don't get caught up in foolishness and nonsense and crazy people around you. It was a bad decision on both ends and we're trying to move forward with our careers and our lives."
Crittenton said his primary concern is getting back on the court and proving that he is healthy again after missing all of last season with a left ankle injury as well. Although he took full responsibility for his 38-game suspension from Stern, Crittenton is still upset about the medical treatment he received from the Wizards. He had an exploratory surgery last October, but said his situation never improved and he needed another.
"A lot of people think I had one surgery and, 'Oh, it's taking a long time to heal,'" Crittenton said. "If the first surgery was successful, I would have been ready...It didn't go well. They went in from the wrong way and it didn't fix it. I had another surgery to actually repair it."
| October 3, 2010; 12:08 PM ET
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