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Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas
Position: None
Born: 01/06/82
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.6 kg.
Gilbert Arenas was among the most vocal of Wizards fans during the 2014 playoffs, because he so dearly values his time in Washington. “I lived in Washington longer than I have lived anywhere else, so it’s considered home, even though I moved back to California,” Arenas said last spring. “When you grow up as a kid and as an adult — from 21 to 29 I lived in D.C. — I mean, it’s my home team. Right now I’m a fan. When you’re a fan, that’s your team. That’s us. We lose, we lost, we won. Just like any other fan.”
Then, there was the unforgettable 2010-2011 season, during which Arenas (who was traded to the Orlando Magic mid-season) wore a different pair of sneakers for every game after parting ways with adidas. While Bryant did something similar during his sneaker free agency in 2003, it felt more organic with Gilbert. Older models, new releases, samples, customs and player exclusives from all brands were part of his rotation. He even broke out a pair of Dolce & Gabbana high-tops in Los Angeles. Now, as documented in #SoleWatch, many of the league’s top stars switch up their sneakers from night to night, but nobody does it quite like Arenas did.
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Arenas was also one of the first players to co-sign customs. In 2011, he commissioned Mizzee Customs to work on a Magic-inspired Air Jordan 6. He didn’t get to wear the shoes in a playoff game as he had planned, but he did break them out for Dwight Howard’s celebrity All-Star game later in the year. Since then, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Iman Shumpert and Nick Young have all worn customs on-court.
Gilbert Arenas: If u cheered for this man when he won #MVP u need to scream louder now when he needs the support the most… the hardest thing is working UR ass off to keep gettn hurt,that shit is deflating to a man mental..u go home every night asking ur self will I ever play the game I love like I once did before…every NBA player remembers that first basket,how many of these #HOFers,retiree’s, remember that last shot.??most don’t Becuz they didn’t know that was the end…#DROSE u have ur whole career to prove who u are..u missed 2 seasons now,take ur time this season,adjust ur body to the game again You can’t make up the last 2 years in 1 season…the kid I watched on the #USA team had the swagger of #MVP #DROSE,watch tapes on how you kill #opp right now ur battling #doubt…#CHITRAINERS if u don’t control that kids engine he will keep gettn hurt #thegiftandthecurse he has a #LAMBOengine on spare tires…adjust his game until he has fully understand how to use the gift he has…I’ll fine him 5k every time he takes off for no reason..protect ur asset u will make the playoff with or without him so baby his game this season…#MVP don’t worry about if ur worth the money FUCK YES ur worth what someone pays u…#chitownstandforthisman http://instagram.com/p/vY3meMPP0h/
DS: You know, over the years, we were working on so many different — you mean, when we were working with Magic Johnson and HIV, or dealing with Latrell Sprewell and the thing with his coach? We were dealing with Ron Artest going into the stands, we were dealing with [Tim] Donaghy, we were dealing with Gilbert Arenas. We were dealing with subsequent lockouts. We managed to keep very, very busy — like, Holy Moses, what’s up today? What’s on the table? And so, for us, there was a lot to do. Me: Is $2 billion for the Clippers an outlier? DS: Oh, no, I don’t think it’s an outlier at all. I think it values one of the markets with the highest television revenue locally. It values the opportunity, the sponsorships, the ticket prices, the building, in a spectacular way. And well deserved.
Gilbert Arenas posted a photo of Sterling on Instagram yesterday along with the following message: “I’ll be the first to accept ur apology.. as a man who’s made a mistake or two in life I know how hard it is to look at your self in the mirror when you let so many ppl down but for anybody who can’t and won’t accept his apology u need to look in the mirror because were not perfect..forgiveness will destroy racism not more hatred…”
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Like the player himself, the market for Gilbert Arenas’ mansion in Virginia appears to have bottomed out. The NBA free agent’s 9,000-square-foot spread, known for its multiple custom shark tanks and “Entourage”-style swimming pool and grotto, has returned to the market at a discount. Arenas originally asked $3.5 million when he first began shopping the home in 2012, and he then dropped the price to $3 million last year. However, after its latest price cut, the mansion can now be had for just $2.798 million. Even though he last played in the NBA in 2012, Arenas continued to bank $22.3 million during the league’s current season. He commissioned the building of the custom estate shortly after inking a $111 million contract with the Washington Wizards in 2003. And, as one would expect from someone with such an exorbitant contract, the former All-Star did not disappoint in his design debut, throwing millions into construction of the ultimate “fantasy playground” and one of the more unique athlete homes we’ve seen.
When the camera zoomed in on Arenas, Walton offered, “Gilbert lost his mind.” Arenas’ misdeeds, especially during his time with the Washington Wizards, are well-documented. But I’m not sure Walton holds the high ground when making such a comment. For a moment, it seemed Walton had backpedaled enough to move onto the highly competitive game, saying “Life is a series of choices. We wish Gilbert the best.” But then he continued, “We love Gilbert. He used to wake up, and he would be on our living room couch.” Finally, play-by-play man Dave Pasch interjected: “Let’s save the rest of the story for off air.”
Gilbert Arenas may or may not return to NBA but for the time being the former Golden State Warrior/Washington Wizard/Orlando Magic/Memphis Grizzly/Shanghai Shark is tossing around expensive poker chips at the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. Arenas was a high-profile guest at the PCA cash games today and wagered thousands at a high-stakes Pot-Limit Omaha table against pro poker players Jason Mercier and Scott Seiver. We’re not sure how Arenas fared in the game overall but in the time we watched he won a massive pot with a set of tens and then lost a big one to Mercier. Arenas scooped a huge pot against Seiver and then decided to cash out a large stack of chips – what looked to be around $30,000.
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Gilbert Arenas has had a change of heart … telling TMZ Sports he’s abandoned his plans to retire from pro basketball … and he’s currently training to RETURN TO THE NBA!! It was just last month, Agent Zero told us he was walking away from the sport forever … happily … ’cause he’s still got another $38 million coming his way from the $111 million contract he signed with the Washington Wizards back in the day. But now, 31-year-old Gilbert says … his plans have changed — and he’s hoping to get back in the league as early as THIS SEASON … if a team is willing to take a chance on him.
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How do you think your career would have been different had you not suffered any serious injuries, or if there hadn’t been any of that drama in Washington? Gilbert Arenas: I try not to do the fantasy thing. If I didn’t get hurt, what would I be? Who knows? When I look back on my career, from the hard work I put in, I got everything I deserved. The thing that happened in Washington—it happened. All you can do is just grow from it. That took a toll on me. That was probably—I think if I could’ve bounced mentally out of that situation faster than I did, I would probably still be in the NBA. But since I couldn’t understand why they were trying to treat me like that, I basically gave up. I just didn’t want to be a part of it anymore. I never really tried anymore. I just basically gave up.
You said you will try to make a comeback next season. Are there any particular reasons you didn’t try to pursue a career overseas more aggressively? Gilbert Arenas: I went to China. I got hurt, but I came back; I was averaging 29 and 12. I felt I worked too hard, and perfected my skill and my talent, to just play in China and go through the motions and dominate. I wanted to be challenged; I want to be challenged. I want my talent to be challenged. And China wasn’t going to do it. I had three groin pulls and I’m averaging 29 and 12, and I couldn’t even run up and down the court.
Do you think there is any NBA team in particular right now that could really use you and what you would bring? Gilbert Arenas: I know the Knicks—I’ve watched them. They need a lot of help; they need scoring. ‘Melo [Carmelo Anthony] needs an outlet. Someone who can just put the ball in the basket and take the pressure off him. I [also] called Jason Kidd before the season and said ‘Listen, I feel that I can be better than some of the players you’re going to have.’ But they were already stacked to the brim. I thought I would’ve been great coming off the bench for the Brooklyn Nets.