When Caron Butler calmly and adroitly relayed his account of the fight and eventual gun-brandishing staredown between Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton from 2009, it seemed like a reasonable and reliable re-telling. Butler refused to make either of his ex-teammates heroes, before lamenting the idea (and eventual fact) that the incident would encourage a teardown of the entire Wizards roster.
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Gilbert Arenas, because this is what he’s done for an unfunny decade and counting, had to chime in with his own recollection via Instagram. In a series of since-deleted posts, transcribed and cleaned up by Kevin Draper at Deadspin, Arenas claims differing sets of playing card values led to a fight between Arenas and Crittenton as they watched JaVale McGee and Earl Boykins argue over when, exactly, Boykins would receive the $200 McGee owed him.
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