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Javaris Crittenton's arrest evokes plenty of reaction

August 30, 2011 |  3:58 pm

Javaris Crittenton --The Washington Post's Mike Wise reports Gilbert Arenas' belief that Javaris Crittenton "became more hard" and "more gangsta" after their confrontation two years ago.

--The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Christian Boone talks to Crittenton's attorney, who calls his arrest in Los Angeles "very odd."

--The Times' Lisa Dillman catches up with several NBA players at UCLA.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer wonders whether Crittenton's confrontation with Arenas in the Wizards' locker room in 2009 sent him over the edge.'s Mark Heisler believes the current NBA lockout has been a "phony war." Heisler also remains optimistic there will be a season.

--The Washington Post's Michael Lee provides numerous updates on Crittenton's murder case.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues that Crittenton's case provides a sad reminder of how much professional sports isn't a fantasy life.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky argues that any goodwill surrounding Ron Artest will evaporate if he doesn't have a good 2011-12. season.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin looks at Luke Walton's relationship with Memphis Coach Josh Pastner.'s Mike Trudell looks at the possibility the Lakers will play zone defense.

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard looks at Kobe Bryant's career.

Tweet of the Day: "Ron Artest has a shot on Dancing With the Stars since it doesn't require jumping." -- thechrispalmer (ESPN the Magazine's Chris Palmer)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "My niece was diagnosed at the age of 4 with the same type of cancer. She lost a kidney to this disease. She is now in remission, 1 full year down, 4 more to go. I'm cheering for Ron. I'll pray for Diamond that she remains cancer free." -- Valerie Ellis

--Mark Medina

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