Gilbert Arenas Shooting his Mouth off here in D.C.

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  1. armygirl

    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    I was watching the Wizards/Boston pre-game show last evening. Arenas claims he has it out for the coaches who did not vote for him as an all-star. He mentioned their next three upcoming games as a motivating factor for him because he knows personally that these coaches did not vote him in.

    Secondly, he is pissed that he only played nine minutes in the all-star game. He claims that he will redeem himself against the pistons and make the pistons pay for whatever.:laugh:

    It appears that Gilbert needs some kind of way to validate and will himself to win and shoot 5 million shots per game.

    I will be at the game on Saturday night. I hope our boys read about Gil shooting his mouth off and take him back to school on saturday night.
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    Arenas has a back story that reads like one destined to be a Piston.

    He was told by his highschool coach that he had ZERO chance to make the varsity team?

    Go figure.

    Most major universites passed on him thinking that he did not have what it took to compete at the college level.

    Whoops.

    Arenas dropped all the way to the second round of the draft after initialing thinking he would be a top 10 prospect.

    Whoops again.

    After a successful collegiate season, becoming the first player in his draft class to make the ALLSTAR team, and winning the respect of his NBA peers...it is safe to say that he has more than exceeded expectations.

    He loves to play with a chip on his shoulder. I wouldn't take his comments to seriously. He is a competitor. Rather Pistons like, don't you think? :)
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    dear Pistons,
    can we PLEASE use this as an excuse to get up and play some DEFENSE!!!!
    thanks,
    some fans
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    Pistons don't disrespect opponents in the press.

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    good point. :)
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    II used to watch Arenas when he was in college. I watch him play every game here in D.C. live or on the local comcast channel.

    Arenas is not a team player, he is very concentrated on his own individual goals and accomplishments. Eddie Jordan has pretty much given him the green light to shoot as much as he likes.

    This area is the chief complaint amongst all wizards fans; his inability or refusal to get his teamates involved in the offense. So many times, Haywood/Michael Ruffin/Jeffries and others are wide open, instead of passing to these players in the low block he shoots the ball.

    I really do not consider Arenas that great of a player, if I was shooting 190,000 shots per night, I could also be #3 in the league in scoring.

    If you were to look up shoot first point guard in the Webster's dictionary of basketball terminolgy, you would find a small picture of Gil Arenas.:frusty:
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    That's the reason he does where the number 0 on his jersey.
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    You're obviously more educated than myself on the subject of Arenas.

    To hell with him then. :)
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    Arenas' big problem is that he is all about himself. His comments are immature and pathetic. He's so blinded by what he considers "personal disrespect" that he lets it cloud his judgement. His comments are not those of a "team player".

    I never liked this clown. Poor man's AI.
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    My name is GILBERT !

    Well well well Mr. Gilbert of the Arenas. You shot your mouth off and got over on the Big Bad Pistons. I like that Gilbert. It's part of the thrill of the chase. Talk smack and back it up, it aint smack, it's the truth.
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    But the Pistons are all about the KILL.That means shuting your season down in the playoffs. That's a kill. Your gonna get kilt in the playoffs Gilbert. Can you stoke up your teammates to win a best of seven in the NBA Playoffs, Gilbert?
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    Your name kinda has a gladiator sound to it. Gilbert of the Arenas. Like you were born to compete in the arenas. Unfortunately you are
    Gilbertof the arenas. What is a Gilbert? I aint a "Thor" or even a "Victor". I think it's a "dork".
    My name is....

    GILBERT:frusty:
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    Gotta give him credit. He did do a really nice job of backing up the talk.

    BUT

    The "holstering of his twin six guns" folowing his last basket ought to have earned him one or two knockdowns the next time we play.
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    Did he blow the smoke off?
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    What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    Can somebody please tell me what is wrong with this man? Am I the only person who think he is a nut-case? An arrogant some-kind-of-a-person? Now, I have heard a few poster talk about Kobe; but Kobe is not as bad as Arenas. And I'm a Kobe-hater.
    I know this "King" mania is probably getting to him, but dang! Going into the Cav's locker and acting foolish is just too much. I know they say he was joking, but most likely, he wasn't. Didn't he get pissed at ALL of the Eastern Conference coaches for not voting for him for the All-Star Team? Wasn't he pissed at Flip for only playing him 11 minutes in the All-Star game? That's why he went off on the Pistons in D.C. in March. Payback. So expect him to have a very superb night tonight. One thing I can say about him, he sure can shoot. Crazy.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2006/news/story?id=2433739
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    Yes, he is a nutcase and a very selfish one at that. But once he gets it going he is a scoring machine.

    On my way home today listening to sportstalk radio, the talk was about Mr. Arenas visiting the Cav`s locker room after Lebron`s escort to the hoop with 3.5 seconds left in OT the other night.

    Story has it he wanted to holler at his ex-teammate Larry Hughes.

    WTF?

    A beat sportswriter for the Washington Post explained to John Thompson (it was J Thompson`s show) that`s just how Gilbert is!

    This is the playoffs, Im not saying they can`t socialize, but can`t it wait until you take a shower?

    I could tell several of the stupid episodes involving Arenas since he has been a Wizard, but I wont, he is not worth it.
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    I saw a halftime special on Gilbert a few weeks ago. He has "adopted" this little kid who lost his whole family in a house fire in DC. He seems to really be doing some cool stuff for the kid, taking him to games, hanging out with him, commiting to pay for his college, etc. All very nice stuff, for sure.

    But during the piece, he kept reffering to this kid as "the chosen one" and talking about how lucky the kid was to be spending all this time with Gilbert Arenas. I kept waiting for someone to remind Gilbert that this kids "dream come true" was because he lost his entire family in a fire.

    Wierd. It seemed like his heart was in the right place, though. Just really, really arrogant.
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    That is a good example. It`s all about Gilbert Arenas. It`s his world.
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    apparently what is wrong is that gilbert arenas can't make free throws in crunch time :)
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    Not the first time in this series either. If Gilly had hit the last second shots the Wiz would have moved on. I guess Mr Game VI just didn't have the same ring to him.
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    J32 there are other Gilbert threads here.
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    Re: What is wrong with Gilbert Arenas

    Where?

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