It appears ex- NBA player Gilbert Arenas is in some trouble.
The former basketball superstar was arrested yesterday night for possession of illegal fireworks. First hearing this story, I assumed that it couldn’t have been a backpack full of fireworks that landed him behind bars. Arenas was arrested as police found approximately twenty boxes of illegal fireworks in his car.
TMZ reports that Gilbert was pulled over at 2:30am last night in Los Angeles by the California Highway Patrol for driving above speed limit at 80 mph. He was also driving without a license, and when the officers passed by the cab of the truck that Arenas was driving, there loads of fireworks were in plain sight.
Matters continue to get worse for Arenas though. As there were so many boxes of fireworks, police had to call in the bomb squad to have the contraband removed as a hazard.
No further reports have been released on Gilbert’s bail or court date for the arrest.