Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/7/12

Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs George Hill at the Verizon Center in Washington on January 2, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

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Javaris Crittenton is currently out on bail and awaiting trial after being slapped with murder charges last summer in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Atlanta mother. But Crittenton is perhaps better known for a previous gun-related incident — when he and Gilbert Arenas infamously pulled guns on each other in the Wizards locker room in December 2009.

Arenas, who signed with the Grizzlies last month, says he’s finally at peace with his life after going through what he called “dark years” following his incident with Crittenton. But in retrospect, he feels that he unfairly bore the brunt of the backlash from the locker room ordeal and that Crittenton didn’t receive as much scrutiny as he should have. Arenas hopes Crittenton’s latest troubles vindicate his belief.

“Hey, when it was supposed to have been both of us going through the same thing, I didn’t hear his name,’’ Arenas told Fox Sports Florida’s Chris Tomasson. “It was Gilbert and a teammate. Now, everyone finds out who was the real problem. Hopefully, he gets through it, and God bless him. But that’s none of my concern.

“Like people say, the light eventually turns on the good one. At first, I was supposed to have been the bad seed, but I’m back doing something I love and that’s all I can think about. I can’t think about what he’s going through. He has his own problems and, hopefully, I just wish him the best.’’

I think Crittenton has more pressing matters than worrying about what Arenas has to say about their Wild West re-enactment from over two years ago. It’s probably time for Gil to move on, too.

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