HoopsHype Gilbert Arenas rumors

April 16, 2014 Updates

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. Realtor

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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.” NBCSports.com

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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. Poker Listings

December 25, 2013 Updates

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. TMZ.com

December 13, 2013 Updates

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. Bleacher Report

Gilbert Arenas: With Derrick Rose being down, Chicago could use some more scoring. They're struggling a little bit. I guess the Lakers, with Steve Nash out. I think I could've made that squad, because that's who I was working out with before training camp started. I was playing pretty well there. But they had 15 players, so... Bleacher Report

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. Bleacher Report

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. Bleacher Report

December 6, 2013 Updates

Gilbert Arenas: If u don't let go of ur past u will never live in the present some of us are stuck on things that happened 2,6,even 10yrs ago and the ppl u were around have moved on while ur still dwelling on the past #letgo #mines(felt the locker room story got flipped and made worst then what it really was)5yrs later i can say I'm teamwiz4life thx lil bro @john_wall thx for believing in me and asking for help before games and after..#allstar (if u believe u can't be stopped then u won't ..only u can stop u)Seguir Instagram

November 22, 2013 Updates

Gilbert Arenas tells TMZ Sports ... his NBA playing days are OVER for good ... even though he's still slated to make nearly $40 MILLION from the league. 31-year-old Arenas (who played pro ball in China last year) was leaving Philippe Chow last night when he broke the news ... telling us he's not only done with the NBA -- but might be retiring from pro basketball altogether. TMZ.com

October 24, 2013 Updates

An NBA source confirmed what Arenas told TMZ: He’s still owed $38 million. Although Arenas never mentioned the Magic by name, he told TMZ in an interview, “They broke it up to expand the contract…I’m still getting paid to 2016.” Orlando Sentinel

October 23, 2013 Updates

TMZ: So you’re good? You basically don’t have to work for the rest of your life? You’re good? Arenas: Well, what I do now is work. I’ve created three apps. I can’t tell you because if I tell you and you don’t like me, you’re not gonna download them. I’m an app creator. I’m smarter than the average; I just act dumb. That’s what gets people’s attention; you act dumb, you get people’s attention….Yeah, I got three apps. If you like Five Guys burgers and you’re in California, I was one of the people who helped bring it here. I was one of the investors, so you’re welcome. I’m doing fine….I mean, I can spend every penny I have in the bank and I still have $38 million coming. Washington Post

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