And so it begins.

There comes a point in every NBA franchise when things get so horrific, so out of control, that it’s time to start offing guys like Avon Barksdale. It has nothing to do with bad records, teams deal with those all the time. This is about a bad “image”. Such is the case in Washington right now after the gun rubbish that happened in December.

We’ve seen this before actually. Think back to November 14, 2004. Malice at the Palace. You know the story. The aftermath is what we’re concerned with here.

Check the full piece out over @ SLAM.

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