This petition does not condone the alleged events involving Gilbert
Arenas and Javaris Crittendon, and related subsequent events, including
the casual attitudes being displayed by the team members. Instead, it
expresses displeasure over a failure of leadership from the top down.
management communications to ticket holders and the public rightly
condemn the alleged actions. What seems to be lacking is an indication
of how expectations were communicated to players prior to and after the
incidents in question. Further, the responses seem to distance the team
from the players involved. Players are adults and are responsible for
their actions, but the coach, general manager, team president, vice
presidents, and owners are ultimately in charge. Much of the response
appears to be “too little, too late,” all harshness and no compassion.
NBA is a business, but a sense of family helps fan appreciation. A
functional family should not enable or excuse its members poor choices
and behavior, but it should still guide, protect, and defend them. It
looks like both players and management have dropped the ball.
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