January 28, 2010 |
Gilbert Arenas' goofy antics seemed more amusing when he was known as a gunner of a less sinister type. . . . His nickname -- Agent Zero -- seems to fit the bill. . . . Archie Manning , inundated with interview requests as the most popular player in New Orleans Saints history and father of the Indianapolis Colts quarterback, told reporters Sunday in Indianapolis that anybody wondering who he'd be rooting for Feb. 7 "must not have children." . . . Peyton Manning may be the NFL's most valuable player, but Drew Brees passed for more touchdowns than his Super Bowl opponent and compiled a higher passer rating.
December 2, 2009
Washington 106, at Toronto 102: Antawn Jamison had 30 points and 12 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas had 22 points and nine assists for the Wizards. Arenas had been held below 10 points in each of his last two games, the first time he'd failed to score at least 10 in consecutive games since his rookie season in 2002. Boston 108, at Charlotte 90: Led by Ray Allen, who broke out of his shooting slump with 27 points, the Celtics had little trouble slowing the Bobcats, who had won four straight.
March 27, 2010
There's hope for the rest of us In the good news for Gilbert Arenas , at least they didn't send him to Alcatraz to bunk with Al Capone . Actually, Alcatraz is part of a national park, Capone is dead and the big guy wouldn't have taken anyone who was in for not licensing unloaded pistols seriously, anyway. The judge set aside a request for three months in jail by the crusading D.A. — who let teammate Javaris Crittenton off with a misdemeanor — instead suspending Arenas' sentence with 30 days in a halfway house.
March 26, 2010 |
Suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas was ordered Friday to spend 30 days in a halfway house for his conviction on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin also sentenced Arenas to 400 hours of community service, which cannot be conducted at basketball clinics, and a $5,000 fine. Arenas apologized in court, saying, "Every day, I wake up wishing it did not happen." Arenas pleaded guilty to violating the city's gun laws in a Dec. 21 incident at Verizon Center with teammate Javaris Crittendon over an unpaid gambling debt totaling a few hundred dollars, "The evidence is that both of you felt disrespected," Morin told Arenas.
January 8, 2010 |
Gun-toting Gilbert Arenas was almost a Clipper. ... Before signing with the Washington Wizards in the summer of 2003, Arenas later told Sports Illustrated, he flipped a coin 10 times to decide between the Wizards and the Clippers -- and the Clippers' side came up eight times. ... Ever the eccentric, Arenas then signed with the Wizards, saying he felt compelled to "go against the odds." ... The reported Arenas- Javaris Crittenton confrontation in Washington, by the way, recalls a 1971 incident in which Angels outfielder Alex Johnson accused teammate Chico Ruiz of pulling a gun on him in the clubhouse during a game . ... Ruiz denied the charge.
July 26, 2012 |
A lot has changed for Gilbert Arenas since he signed a six-year, $111-million contract extension with the Washington Wizards in 2008. He was traded to Orlando in 2010 and then amnestied Dec. 9. In March, he signed as a free agent with Memphis, where he worked for a minimum salary of $300,000 and averaged only 12.4 minutes a game. His NBA career has most likely petered out, forcing the 30-year-old guard to put his D.C.-area house up for sale. The house, more accurately referred to as a mansion, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a grotto and a shark tank (which costs $5,000 a month in maintenance bills)