Antics thwarted: Arenas was suspended before the game against the Cavs last Wednesday. Had the league waited, the fans at The Q apparently would have seen another potentially memorable and costly skit by Arenas and at least one teammate.
The night before in Philadelphia, Arenas pretended to shoot up in the air while his teammates surrounded him. Four players have reportedly been fined by the team. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Arenas and teammate Nick Young had talked about doing a mock John Wayne-style showdown by taking 10 paces and then drawing on each other before tipoff at The Q. Young confirmed the plot to the newspaper.
Most believe it was Arenas' antics in Philadelphia pregame that forced Stern's hand to suspend him.