Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Arenas’

Gilbert Arenas is too good for the county fair

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERGilbert Arenas hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2012 season, but the man who used to shout “Hibachi!” when he got hot during games can apparently still get cooking. Check out this picture Agent Zero posted on Instagram, which apparently shows the multiple rewards from when Arenas went to the Orange County Fair and dominated the basketball hoop games (even if he wasn’t actually banned)…

Gilbert Arenas trains for comeback

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just yesterday we checked in with former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who was trying to figure out what to do with his extensive shoe collection. Not long after that post, Agent Zero returned to Instagram to post a few videos of him working out while wearing what looks a Bane mask. As Gilbert said in one of the captions, “Too be a beast you have to work like one…using my training mask so it’s harder to breathe.”

(via Sportando)

Gilbert Arenas has more shoes than you

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We have previously established in this space that NBA players often have a lot of pairs of shoes. It’s simply a part of the gig, like Richard Hamilton showed us a year ago. And now we see in this Instagram video from Gilbert Arenas, sometimes you have so many shoes you have no idea what to do with them all. I’m pretty sure he could find some takers if Gil is really looking to give all of those away…

(via TNLP)

Gilbert Arenas And Nick Young Visit On The Freeway

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — How is one supposed to react if one is driving down a freeway in Los Angeles and one finds themselves driving alongside a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, such as, say, Nick Young? Well, if the one in question is Gilbert Arenas, one reacts rather excitedly. And films the entire thing for Instagram. I’m just glad Nick Young is better at driving a car than he is a toboggan.

(via TNLP)

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 3 Kentucky

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup we’ve got some Wildcat-on-Wildcat action as Arizona takes on Kentucky.


Arizona Wildcats

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Andre Iguodala, Sixers: 18.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 0.7 blocks, 2.1 steals
Richard Jefferson, Spurs: 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.8 steals
Channing Frye, Suns: 18.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.5 blocks, 0.9 steals
Chase Budinger, Rockets: 21.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.2 steals
Jason Terry, Mavericks: 24.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.7 steals

Missed the cut: Gilbert Arenas, Magic; Jerryd Bayless, Raptors; Mike Bibby, Heat; Jordan Hill, Rockets; Mustafa Shakur, Wizards; Luke Walton, Lakers

Team synopsis: Leave Agent Zero on the bench? Am I crazy? Maybe. But this competition wants the players currently playing the best, not who has the best resume. Arenas just isn’t playing at the same level anymore, and both Budinger and Frye are having better seasons. This is a dangerous Arizona team, with a lot of players who can fill up the stat sheet in a number of ways.


Gilbert Arenas, meet my wife

by Micah Hart

As you may be aware, Gilbert Arenas has been wearing a different set of sneakers every game so far this season. Why? Cause he’s Gilbert. That’s just what Gilbert do.

Have you stopped to wonder at all how much all those sneaks would cost Agent Zero if he were pulling up to the local Foot Locker before every game? I know he’d have to drop $395 on the Dolce Gabanas he wore against the Lakers, but that’s really all I’ve payed attention to.

Fortunately for us, CounterKicks has been vigilantly keeping track of Arenas’ footwear, and can you guess what kind of tab he’s run up in 51 games played this season?


Man, that’s a lotta cheddar. I can only imagine what Barry and Levon would do with that kind of cash.

I must confess, I’ve never been a sneaker guy, so this seems like a waste to me. Then again, given how much Arenas has supposedly spent on other items like, say, sharks, a little over $5K isn’t so bad.

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Last night in a … tweet

by Micah Hart

From Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel comes this Gilbert Arenas gem:

You could probably hold a graduate-level seminar trying to decipher the meaning to this one. And I’d wager Arenas, in his mind, has a explanation that makes perfect sense. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that hundreds of years from now people will read Arenas quotes the way they do Confucius? Or will it be Yogi Berra?

H/T Deadspin

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It didn’t count (but it should have, shouldn’t it?)

by Micah Hart

The NBA’s rules are too rigid. There should be room for interpretation — the kind of interpretation that gives Gilbert Arenas credit for making a shot of this difficulty. You know the expression announcers use all the time, “If he tried that 100 times he wouldn’t make it again?” Can we actually get Gilbert to give that a go? I have a feeling he’d actually come through on a few of them.

The best part of this video? Look how upset Gilbert is. I don’t even think it’s because he doesn’t know the rule that says a ball that hits off the shot clock is immediately dead — I think he just believes he should get an exception.

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Gilbert Arenas, bringing high fashion to the hardcourt

by Micah Hart

Let me say at the outset that I totally misunderstood this story at first. When I first read that Gilbert Arenas had worn a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes in the Wizards’ game against the Lakers on Tuesday, I foolishly assumed he had worked some deal to have them custom-make a pair for him. Of course, you know what they say – when you assume about Gilbert Arenas, you must be a real idiot. Or something like that.

I was quite mistaken. As it turns out, the kicks Agent 9 was rocking were high-fashion shoes (retail value $395) made more for a night on the town rather than 48 minutes on the hardcourt, despite their look. This from Kicks on Court (by way of DC Sports Bog):

Arenas’ luxury Dolce & Gabbana High Top sneakers feature a two straps across the midfoot area and contains a patent leather-like texture makeup.

Arenas, who was dropped by Adidas as a spokesperson after last season’s shenanigans, has been wearing a variety of shoewear this season, including retro Jordans, Under Armour, and fluffy bunny slippers*.

*may not be true – yet

Incredulity aside, the choice of footwear didn’t appear to affect Arenas adversely, as he scored 23 points on 8-17 shooting in the Wizards 115-108 loss to the champs.

I guess it must not be the shoes, eh Mars?

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Extend, trade or cut – bad contract edition

by Micah Hart

Today is Monday, which means it’s time for another fabulous edition of Extend, Trade or Cut. Today’s scenario examines three players who have all been All-Stars at various times in their careers, who were then paid accordingly because of that level of performance, but now because of their contracts’ size and length (and other considerations) are considered almost untradeable. Step right up, Orlando’s Rashard Lewis, Philly’s Elton Brand, and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.

Just to refresh you on the rules, picture yourself as the GM of a mythical NBA franchise, and pretend that you have to choose between three players. One player you can extend with a new contract, one player you have to trade for some mythical asset(s), and one player you must cut from your roster for eternity (it’s a harsh world). You may choose each option only once.

Let’s examine the evidence:

Rashard Lewis: I have always thought that people find Lewis disappointing simply because he looks capable of so much more. He may not be capable of more, but based on his size and shooting ability, it just seems like he should be one of the game’s most dominant players. Couple that with the free-agent contract he signed with Orlando that will pay him upwards of $20 million a season through 2012-13, and you have a player that fans expect more from than the 11.8 ppg he’s giving the Magic right now.

Elton Brand: The prize of the free-agent class of 2008, Brand signed a five-year deal with the Sixers and left his boy Baron Davis at the altar in L.A. in the process. Maybe what has happened since is karma (though given that it was the Clippers, I doubt it), but a shoulder injury suffered early in his Philly tenure has left him out of the Sixers’ plans and usually brought up in any conversations of anyone trying to trade for one of the team’s blue-chippers — i.e., we’ll only give you Andre Iguodala or Jrue Holiday if you take back Elton’s contract, too. That said, Brand appears to have gotten back on track, averaging 15.8 points and 7.9 rebounds this season.

Gilbert Arenas: You might think the Wizards regret Arenas’ deal because of his locker-room episode from last season, but injuries alone have made his extension a bitter pill to swallow in D.C. Agent Zero has the Wizards on the hook for close to $20 million through 2013-14. That’s so far away robot basketball players will probably have taken over by then. All kidding aside, Hibachi has been putting up some numbers so far this year, with a season-high 31 coming in Saturday’s last-second loss to the Magic. Forget about his off-court shenanigans – can you count on him to keep up that kind of production going forward?

All right, supper’s on the table. Get to eatin’.

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