Here We Go Again …….. Did He Really Do That ? No It’s Not Steve Urkel

Here We Go Again …….. Did He Really Do That ? No It’s Not Steve Urkel

Should I be troubled by the following or I should I simply put it off as nothing more than another athlete simply showing how stupid and unintelligent they are ? Once again it would appear that Washington Wizards’ guard Gilbert Arenas simply has learned nothing from his suspension by the NBA having brought two unlicensed weapons to his place of employment , the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. __ home of the Wizards. You may remember Arenas was involved in altercation with his then teammate Javaris Crittenton , where both players brandished their weapons at each other simply over a gambling debt that one owed the other. Now pardon me for saying this but when you have to resort to using a gun merely to show your masculinity to me that simply shows that you’re nothing more than a coward !


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Arenas having served his suspension is now back with the team looking to recuperate his image and compensate for what he says was a bad error in judgment on his part. You don’t say ? I was under the impression that Arenas brandished his weapon of his own volition and was prepared to use it no matter what the cost. It seems idiotic to think that the player still shows a lack of intelligence but should choose to use his demeanor and standing to try and alleviate his self worth as an individual. In his latest faux pas the player chose to lie to his coach Flip Saunders , feined an injury during a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks in order that teammate, rookie Nick Young could gain some playing time. Now while some might think that the act might not amount to much in terms of Arenas and his intent. But I look at this as a rather stupid thing to do on his part , as it merely shows that the growth in the maturity of Arenas just doesn’t seem to be there. If he’s now prepared to lie to his coach over something such as this which one might view as innocuous even if it was meant to be an altruistic act. Arenas is either complete ass or he’s trying to insinuate that he’s becoming the elder statesman and leader of his team ____ the Washington Wizards.

Courtesy of AP & Yahoo Sports

Arenas fined for faking injury before Wizards game

Washington (AP)—For someone looking to get back into the good graces of his team, its fans and the NBA, Gilbert Arenas has a funny way of showing it.

The Washington Wizards guard’s latest escapade took place Tuesday, when coach Flip Saunders announced before a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks that Arenas would miss the contest with a sore left knee.

But Arenas revealed after the Wizards’ 107-92 victory that he pretended to have a bum knee to give teammate Nick Young a chance to start. He told reporters Wednesday that he was trying to do Young a favor.

“I lied to coach and told him my knee was sore so he’d start Nick,” Arenas said.

Arenas was fined an undisclosed amount by the Wizards for his deception. It was another blow to the image of a player who is still trying to recover from his 50-game suspension and felony conviction for bringing guns into the locker room last season.

After Wednesday’s practice, Arenas first said he wasn’t talking, then appeared before reporters offering a halfhearted apology for his actions.

“I screwed up again, so I just want to say sorry,” he said. “I wasn’t really thinking that this was going to be another media outburst. It’s like everything I do now, someone, tit for tat, tries to blow it out of proportion.”

Arenas’ altruistic gesture might have gone over a little better if Arenas didn’t lie to his coach, or if he hadn’t already ruffled feathers this preseason with his moody press conference at the team’s media day or his statements that he would “move on” after helping No. 1 pick John Wall learn the ropes.

Saunders, who has gone out of his way to defend Arenas this preseason, said he was shocked and disappointed with Arenas. He spoke to Arenas and the team about the situation.

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The Wizards embark on a season where they’re not thought to offer much by way of competitiveness within the Eastern Conference . And after the escapades of last season you can only be assured that they’ll turn up to play their games and hopefully show something to their success starved fans . It seems somewhat sad given the legacy of their former owner Abe Pollin and the things he stood for as a well respected owner within the NBA hierarchy and around the league as a whole. Now with Ted Leonsis taking over the helm of the organization it remains to be seen as to the type of franchise this club will become. This much we do know for the sake of the progression of the team’s first round draft pick John Wall the number one pick overall from this past offseason the team and in particular Arenas had better show the fans that their intent is to play a brand of basketball that will be entertaining. If not Wall and in particular the fans there at the Verizon Center may well become completely disinterested altogether.

A great deal is expected of Wall as a player and he’s seen as the face of the franchise for the future even with Arenas installed and thought of as the team’s best player. But much of what may well happen on the court will come down to the coaching prowess of Saunders and his coaching staff. And as good as Saunders is thought of as a coach I don’t know that he’ll be able to bring about the measure of success that the fans and front office will be hoping for. The team’s progression if anything may well be measured over the course of the season and if anything that success might well be deemed as having an above .500 record for the year. A playoff berth though not out of the realms of possibility given the fact that the Wizards are in the Eastern Conference and where mediocrity amongst the lower tiered teams within the conference seemingly is the norm. This much we can be certain of the margin between the top three teams within the conference and that of the others there is as vast as one could imagine. Simply put even with the addition of LeBron James within the Eastern Conference I don’t really expect to see the level of basketball being played there being raised to where the fans will become in awe of what they’re actually witnessing.

The Miami Heat , Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic will be looking to cement their identity to be viewed as the prohibitive favorites within the Eastern Conference. And while it appears that the majority of analysts and journalists covering the NBA appear to be ready to anoint the Heat as this season’s uncrowned champions. I do believe that there will be a great deal of jockeying between the triumvirate of teams mentioned . Granted James along with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade make the Heat a formidable team and without a doubt we all expect to see them in the NBA playoffs at season’s end. With the expectations being that the Heat will essentially cast aside whomever they’re matched up against in the earlier rounds before marching their to the conference finals and then ultimately meeting up with whomever comes out of the Western Conference in the NBA Finals itself. As to what’s envisaged by the other teams within the league and the actuality of it all remains to be seen.

Whatever part is played in the season by the Washington Wizards I can only hope that for the sake of the franchise Gilbert Arenas doesn’t continue to embarrass himself and the team anymore than he already has done. It’s bad enough that the image of the NBA as a whole hasn’t been awash, with anything that one could really count as being positive . The success of the national team in the FIBA world championships while commendable was simply orchestrated under the hard work of the players who participated but most of all by the contributions of Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo . Anyone thinks differently ought to simply assess their undertakings over the past four years alone and the direction that USA Basketball has taken. LeBron James and his self absorbed ego and the offseason antics simply made most fans of the game watch in amazement and ask what the hell is wrong within the NBA and in particular with David Stern’s tenureship as commissioner ?



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Given the latest incident concerning Gilbert Arenas do you feel his actions were idiotic or do you feel that it was merely much ado about nothing ? Chime on in with a comment on this and any other topic as it relates to the NBA this upcoming season .

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It’s All About Me ……, Me …… Me …….

Was there ever a more over-hyped player in the NBA than the Washington WizardsGilbert Arenas ? The self proclaimed ‘Agent Zero’ has been very much that for a franchise that has paid him well over the past few years. And in return the dividends yielded have been meager. Say what you will but to my mind the player has outstayed his welcome in DC. Others may well feel and think somewhat differently.

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Gilbert Arenas (0) of the Washington Wizards seen here at the team's training facility at the Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond , Va. Facing off against Arenas is teammate Nick Young (1) during team practice. picture appears courtesy of nbae/getty images/ Ned Dishman ...............

Seemingly non peturbed with the fact that he’s only had to play 15 games for the franchise over the past two seasons due to injury and repeated surgical operations to repair damaged knee ligaments – the removal of scar tissue. Arenas is said to be of the opinion that he can rediscover the form that made him one the game’s most prolific and productive scorers.

Arenas at his very best , seen here in December of 2006 , he put up 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the meantime the franchise hasn’t shown a competitive presence in the league. Never-mind the fact that they’ve had to languish within the Southeastern Division of the Eastern Conference of the NBA. There resides conference champions , the Orlando Magic , alongsides the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats and the Miami Heat .

Coming off a desperately poor season from 2008-09 , wherein the team posted a 19-63 record over the regular season , last within their divsion. A record which they shared jointly with the Los Angeles Clippers. But it was by no means the worst in the NBA. As that dubious distinction went to the Sacramento Kings who posted a mark of 17-65 for the season. But since when did being competitive matter to the NBA ? Commissioner David Stern has made it more of a point to hype up the personalities of the marquee players of the NBA. Rather than seemingly marketing the teams as a brand in large part of being their product. So for all sense and purpose the failings of franchise aren’t always brought to the fore. Not unless it highlights one the league’s elite players .

As to what awaits Arenas this season , there’s not really much that one can expect from the team. Other than seasoned veterans such as Caron Butler , Antawn Jamison, Mike James , Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood . There isn’t much on the Wizards’ roster to suggest that they pose a serious threat to the supremacy of the Orlando Magic , Clevleand Cavaliers or Boston Celtics within the Eastern Conference. Much less be taken as a serious threat to the rest of the NBA. This in essence is an aging roster whose window of opportunity has long since closed. And even if they do have an experienced coach in the guise of Flip Saunders to guide them. It’s hard to see this team as being able to acquit themselves with a great deal of presence and authority to begin with.

Arenas has a lot to prove. Not only to himself but also to his teammates , the Wizards’ fans as well as the rest of the NBA. Far too long the players has marched to the beat of his own drum and singing his own praise along the way. Without in effect have anything tangible by way of success to show for it all. It begs the question what will Agent Zero now do for that grand finale as he embarks on the twilight of his career ? There’s but one not so big paycheck out there left for him to make. So what’s up next for Gilbert Arenas aka ‘Agent Zero ‘ ? If it ain’t about him then who’s it going to be about – his teammates ? I think not !

There’s no I ….in team and there’s obviously I in we . So one can surmise that it’s going to be about ‘me’ …….as in Gilbert Arenas .

Courtesy of Yahoo Sports :

Arenas silences Agent Zero act – for now …..

By Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo Sports Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – Back in the summer, Gilbert Arenas(notes) had rediscovered his old game as these young, earnest NBA guards begged for him to unleash his old act, too. The shots were dropping out of the sky inside a Chicago gymnasium and witnesses watched the uninitiated players desperate for the full treatment.

They barked “Agent Zero” and “Hibachi” and wanted to see the cartoon character come alive. Only, Arenas refused to play the part anymore.

Three knee surgeries limited Gilbert Arenas to playing only 15 games the past two seasons.

Perhaps Arenas is too sheepish to bring all that back until his greatness, until his knee, has shown staying power again. Through training camp and one preseason game, through word and deed, this has been the calculated presence of a man with an impulsive past. Three years ago, Arenas never stopped shooting and never stopped talking. An improbable rise out of nowhere had elevated on the precision of a peerless jump shot and the power of a peculiar persona.

“Just straight Gil,” Tim Grover remembered Arenas telling them in his gym.

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If there’s a better song that best describes Arenas . Then it’d have to be Mya’s sexual suggestive song ….. ” It’s All About Me ” Doubt my word ? It’s always been about Arenas …… on or off the court !