'Jeopardy!' Gilbert Arenas gun pun gets mixed reaction

'Jeopardy!' Gun Pun Gets Mixed Reactions
'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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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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