Aside from Mahorn, none was all that good — if De Shawn Stevenson is the peak for a group of six players, we’re not exactly talking about a group of game-changers.Yet in one season in the BIG3 league, Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league that generated a fair amount of buzz over the past few months, that group of seven players compiled the following accolades: Those seven players combined for the following accolades during their Washington professional careers: That’s essentially it.All that remains in Washington is Arenas, the public face of both the team's captivating success and its embarrassing implosion. In a scathing sentencing memo, prosecutors recommended three months in jail, though the judge could sentence him to up to five years.Arenas is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for a felony charge of carrying an unlicensed pistol to the Verizon Center locker room in December. Regardless, he is suspended from the NBA for the remainder of the season, and whether he will again play for the Wizards remains unclear.Arenas "just figured that I was real." In their two seasons in Washington, they became almost interchangeable at point guard and shooting guard. I knew every movement, I knew why he did something before he did it," Hughes said."And that's why it made us tough in the back court because we fed off each other.
He would invite Arenas to his house to hang out, and offered him clothes that were piled up in his closet.The on-court loss to the team was significant; the off-court loss to Arenas was irreparable.Hughes and Arenas had formed a special connection, dating from their lone season together in Golden State.Two months after being released from a Fresno County mental health facility, Darryl Stevenson held up a gas station with an accomplice who held a knife to a woman's throat.Darryl was found incompetent to stand trial and wound up in Atascadero State Hospital.His influence on the mercurial, unpredictable Arenas was profound."I'm pretty quiet and I'm pretty calming," Hughes said.Allen Iverson's biggest post-NBA dream is about to come into fruition as the BIG3 basketball league — a three-on-three competition between former NBA stars — will travel from Brooklyn to Charlotte to Tulsa to Philadelphia.The teams are a whose who of early 2000s basketball, headlined of course by Allen Iverson and his team 3's Company.Just as Arenas's arrival in the summer of 2003 signaled new hope for a Washington franchise mired in mediocrity, his experiences since that 2005 breakthrough -- from the departure of his close friend Hughes to his signing of a lucrative long-term contract to his injury and subsequent surgeries to his gun escapade -- have mirrored the team's downward arc.As Arenas heads to court Friday to learn his immediate future from a judge, the Wizards are 21-49, the fourth-worst record in NBA.