The Wizards' locker room gun situation began with a game of bourré on a team flight, and gambling among players is an acknowledged problem across the NBA. So Rod Thorn and Bruce Ratner got together and decided to ban gambling on the team plane. Thorn says that the Nets have never had a problem with gambling, but "Why take a chance on something like that happening?" Players don't seem to mind.
- Gun Case Raises Specter of Gambling in N.B.A. - Howard Beck - New York Times
- All bets are off: Nets ban gambling on team plane - AP