Ex-Warrior Arenas arrested with 100 pounds of fireworks

Ex-Warrior Arenas arrested with 100 pounds of fireworks
June 27, 2013, 10:00 am
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Former Warrior Gilbert Arenas was caught with 100 pounds of illegal fireworks early Thursday morning in Los Angeles. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Former Warrior Gilbert Arenas, who hasn't played in the NBA since the 2011-'12 season, was arrested early Thursday morning for speeding, driving without a license, and possession of 100 pounds of illegal fireworks.

TMZ Sports reports that Arenas, who averaged 15.6 points in 129 games with Golden State from 2001-2003, was booked for misdemeanor possession and released without bail.

LAPD called in a bomb squad to handle what a TMZ cameraman counted as 20 boxes of fireworks after catching Arenas driving 80 mph in a Ford pickup truck around 2:30 am Thursday.

Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house and suspended for 50 games in the 2009-'10 season for a locker room incident with then-Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton in which Arenas brandished a gun.