'Jeopardy!' Gilbert Arenas gun pun gets mixed reaction

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'Jeopardy!' Gun Pun Gets Mixed Reactions

A recent "Jeopardy!" answer contained a sports pun that has some chuckling and others up in arms.
During Monday evening's episode of "Jeopardy!," host Alex Trebek read the clue, "In 2009 Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on a teammate on this squad, though it was no longer called the Bullets."

Some have called it the best "Jeopardy!" answer in recent history, while others said the pun was in poor taste.

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'Jeopardy!' Gilbert Arenas gun pun gets mixed reaction
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Why did they just clown Gilbert Arenas on Jeopardy... Washington bullets! LOL
the Gilbert Arenas gun incident got a mention on Jeopardy. subtle Washington Bullets joke too
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic looks on during a game against the Washington Wizards on February 16, 2011 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Gilbert Arenas #9 and Nick Young #1 of the Washington Wizards talk during the game against the New Jersey Nets on December 16, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Gilbert Arenas #1 of the Orlando Magic shoots against Trevor Booker #35 of the Washington Wizards on February 04, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Gilbert Arenas #9 and Nick Young #1 of the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on December 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Gilbert Arenas #9 of the Washington Wizards calls a play against the Sacramento Kings on December 8, 2010 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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According to Bleacher Report, back in 2009 Arenas was one of the top players on the Washington Wizards (who were once known as the Washington Bullets) but his career started to unravel after an incident where he pulled a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton over a high stakes card game. Crittenton then pulled a gun on Arenas.

Both admitted guilt to the incident in 2010 and were suspended by the NBA for the rest of the year. Half a decade later, the incident has become a "Jeopardy!" answer.

USA Today's The Big Lead said the gun/bullets pun was "pretty funny" and BroBible congratulated Trebek and called the joke "perfection." However, Fansided said it was a "poor choice of words" and Washington Post's NBA reporter Michael Lee agrees.

"C'mon, Jeopardy. Do better," Lee tweeted.

Arenas hasn't played in the NBA since 2012, and in December 2014 the Washington Post reported Crittenton was in prison facing murder charges.

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