Gilbert Arenas Keeps Promise, Signs For Less and Still Gets 111 Million

Posted in Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards on July 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

One of the best interviews in sports

Gilbert Arenas wants desperately to win. He’s one of the most eccentric players in the L, but he sho nuff gives it too you straight. He’d promised the Wizards he would take less than the max so they could have enough cap room to sign other players to make the team a viable contender in the East.

AG and I went to a couple of Wizards/Cavs playoff games (fellas the Wizards pr staff is just ridiculous…especially that one in the blue dress (or was it green?) huh AG?) and you could visually see just how injured Agent Zero really was.

Yes, Arenas did sign for 111 million, but for a player to turn down 16 million dollars from his own team is just unheard of. Gil, what about Zero the 25? How’s he gonna get the kicks he needs?

Dude is loyal as well. He informed the team he would not resign unless they kept Antawn Jamison (which they did at 4 years, 50 milllion).

In signing for 6 years with a talented team—who happen to play in one of the most sickest arenas–Gilbert IMO, has moved into the upper echelon of real rap athletes.

He’s not going to pick a ball up until August, but trust he will be back in full force come training camp.

Good luck brothaman.