Arenas is a loser. Period. The faster he's gone the better.
Arenas is a loser. Period. The faster he's gone the better.
No...he's not hurt...he's just "faking injury" so Nick Young can have more timeGilbert Arenas will miss at least the first two regular-season games for the Washington Wizards with a strained tendon in his right ankle.
Arenas was in a walking boot and missed his fourth straight practice Wednesday. Wizards coach Flip Saunders said Arenas will be reevaluated by doctors but will be out Thursday at Orlando and Saturday at Atlanta.
He was hurt the game after that. I was at the game and he left sometime in the first or second period due to a groin injury. Both situations are mutually exclusive.
all the Gilbert hate...I'm still in his corner. DC fans are so fair-weather!
So what will be the stat line for Mr. Wall tonight? I'm thinking 20 pts, 10 assist, 4 turnovers, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
I really wonder if Ovechkin was to have a freak injury and then continued health problems if all the "Gilbert is a loser" crowd would crown Ovechkin as a loser as well. I mean he won't be playing up to his contract right?
The fans of this city are a joke. Only a few true Washingtonian sports fans exist. Most bandwagon onto whoever is the most successful and make downright ignorant and asinine statements for the others. As someone who's followed this team for a really long time and who values how much Gilbert has meant to this franchise, it really pisses me off to see people labeling Arenas has something he is not. If you passively follow the Wizards, don't come in here and say stupid ****.
Last edited by No Excuses; October-28th-2010 at 09:53 AM.
I am so f'ing pumped for tonight! I am excited for this season. I have no idea how good we will be, and don't expect much, but no one in the east terrifies me at all.
And yea - I still love Gilbert. He is insane, but I love him. He is the Ricky Williams of the NBA.
Tip off in 1 hour. Would have liked to see Nick Young start instead of Hinrich. Without Hinrich as the back up PG, we lack a proper set up man on the bench. Not excited to see Lestor Hudson get PT.
I don't know if it was your intention, but you directly connected "true Washingtonian sports fans" to mindless, blind homers. Some of us are capable of critically analyzing situations and the status of a roster or franchise. The franchise is looking up...a new owner, a solid coach, and some young talent. We can also acknowledge the existence of a poor GM and several players that are not that good (Nick Young, Stevenson the last couple seasons) or lack positive character traits (Arenas, Blatche).
if the Wizards can keep tonights game within 10, I'll be impressed
DC Sports: The Curse Is Real
Try to explain to me how this guy lacks positive traits:
This bad example for the others you talk about. This is his own coaching talking about him:When I say he's a "good guy" I say that for a few reasons. One of them being personal interaction. When I wrote about the team, I worked with Gil regularly. He was always great in ways that few PEOPLE (not restricting the comment to NBA players) are. Not just in terms of a willingness to talk, but I'm referring to a willingness to actually listen, to engage in a conversation, to interact with the ideas being discussed.
Gil is also stunningly generous. Many Wizards fans are familiar with the story of the boy whose entire family was killed in a fire. Gil heard the story on the news and quasi-adopted the youngster. He didn't just bring him to Wizards games and arrange for him to be a ballboy. He also has been financially supporting the young man and his grandmother, who is raising him.
When Katrina victims were being housed at the DC Armory, Gil saw it on the news, went to Costco about bought something like $70k worth of stuff, which he had delivered to those people. And he does stuff like that with enough frequency (and so little publicity) that he's not doing it for PR.
Gil is (well, at least used to be) an athlete who understood and appreciated how good it is to be an NBA player. He used to be a daily celebration of being in the NBA. I don't think that changed for him, even when he got hurt. What changed was the perception of him. The goofballness wasn't as fun when he wasn't on the court scoring 30 points a night. At least for some.
I think the "isn't it great to be in the NBA" aspect of him is diminished because of the guns incident. Honestly, I'd love to see him get it back, because he was FUN (at least to me).
Gil's a basketball player. He was exactly this much of a goofball when he was one of the game's best offensive weapons and he was leading the team into the 2nd round of the playoffs. We fans tend to take this stuff very seriously, but it's not that deep. It's not surgery or flying an airplane or even driving a bus. Lots of people are interested in what he does, but he doesn't have a direct affect on our lives. If Gil flips his lid and goes full screwball, the only person he's really hurting is himself.
IF Gil cares at all about public relations at this point, he should shut up and let his play do the talking. I don't think PR concerns him, though.
Plus, I read Flip's quote yesterday describing Gil as the most coachable player on the team. Maybe Flip actually knows what he's talking about.
Sounds like a real ****ing scumbag. :As I said last night, believe it or not, Gilbert has been in my two years here, coaching wise, he’s been the easiest guy that I’ve had to coach. From when I ask him to do something, he has done everything I’ve asked him to do from a players standpoint. Gilbert can be his own worst enemy as far as talking too much and I really believe this, he looks at himself as being Nick’s mentor. He likes to see Nick do good, but for him to make those comments, those are unjustified type comments.”
"I don't know if it's a twice a month basis. As I said last night, believe it or not, Gilbert has been in my two years here, coaching wise, he's been the easiest guy that I've had to coach. From when I ask him to do something, he has done everything I've asked him to do from a players standpoint. Gilbert can be his own worst enemy as far as talking too much . . ."
I'm not even going to bother posting all the other accounts of good things Gilbert has done over his career. Those who want to hate will hate. Those of us who actually FOLLOW this team know the person Gilbert is. One foolish prank doesn't make him the scumbag you think he is.
Learn a little about the person and get EDUCATED:
Again, people who've followed this team know that Gilbert is not a bad dude. Do some of us want him traded? Sure. I personally don't care. If he leaves, I won't be mad. But I don't want him gone because "he's a loser, poor character" person. That is a completely asinine statement.
This is not about being a mindless blind homer. This about being FAIR and rational. If you are going to come in and make statements, have them backed up by factually correct statements. Nothing wrong with wanting him to be traded. But to call him a person lacking "character" is absolutely ****ing stupid.
Personally I think it's pretty ****ty that people hate on the guy just for the money he makes. Within the last year, his mother died and he never got closure on their relationship, his fiancee banged Shaq and he found out, he was suspended from his job and publicly humiliated (his fault) and he still deals with repercussions from his freak knee injury because the Wizards medical staff completely dropped the ball on it. I'm sure you would be the pillar of morality if you had to deal with that stuff.
Last edited by No Excuses; October-28th-2010 at 06:56 PM.
Arrested for disobeying police in Florida. The situation and arrest alone is enough to show his character and decision making, which was revealed. This was four years ago and Arenas has not changed since, which has been proven,
Brought guns into a locker room (a place of employment, and a public place). We all know the story and the illegal actions and poor judgement that he had.
While having a chance to hold back and utilize common sense during the ensuing investigation, he continued his antics by "shooting" his teammates.
He faked an injury, lied to his coaches, then told the media before even telling the coaches. Um, if I lied to my bosses' face and then proceeding to get on our intercom and broadcast what I lied about...well, it's not hard to figure out.
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