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Javaris Crittenton's arrest evokes plenty of reaction

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.

--Hoopshype.com'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.

--Lakers.com'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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