The biggest question now lingering over Gilbert Arenas is what to do about his contract.I'm getting asked my opinion quite a bit on my Facebook Page.
Much speculation says the Wizards are secretly happy about this, since the option may be there to terminate, and rid the cumbersome dollars and length of Arenas's deal from their salary cap.
This, due to Gilbert's inability to bounce back from his multiple sad knees, along with his generally subpar play and disruptive attitude.
The question to ask is this: would Washington be getting rid of their own poor decision-making on a false moral high-ground they would never stand on were Gilbert still the player he used to be? If it happens, is it actually a business decision?
On the counter-side, Gilbert isn't the player he was, and he has crossed a moral and legal line worthy of contract termination.
I can't help but wonder though...if this were myself, or Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James, is terminating that contract even a consideration?
What will be will be. The players union doesn't have the same hold over David Stern and the NBA owners as exists in baseball. I'd expect Gilbert to see his contract industrially shredded as soon as the federal and legal issues come into focus.
I continue to be glad I have never succumbed to being involved in any sort of gun-related anything. I can't imagine taking such a course of action, no matter one's destiny.