Yesterday, Dan Steinberg had a post entitled Gilbert’s Magnets on the DC Sports Bog. Essentially, Steinberg pointed out the fact that our friend Agent Zero is peddling some magnets in his official web store. One has a (perhaps altered) quote from Gilbert’s blog. Another has cut-outs with Arenas sayings such as ‘Hibachi’ (actually a Brendan Haywood saying), and ‘Quality Shot.’
All of this made me ponder…..Gilbert has so many other potential-filled quotes and comments, just from 2008. Perhaps I can offer some additional product design suggestions…..for magnets, t-shirts, plastic cups, collector’s plates from the Franklin Mint…whatever. So here goes:
Item #1 – Saved by Young Jeezy
From Gilbert Arenas’ blog [March 25, 2008]
“It was just me and my car … speeding — something that I shouldn’t be doing. Then I got that thought that I know everybody gets once in a while, I was like, “You know, what if I just ran my car into this pole right here?” I don’t know why I thought that, but I kept going with it. “Then I can jump off the road into this lake and just swim … or drown. Whichever one comes first.” It was really devastating. I was thinking, “Mannn, again?!” But I listened to Young Jeezy’s verse in “They Know” to get me past those bad thoughts … plus, I’m sane. I’m a sane person, I wouldn’t do that to myself.
Wow…..must be a special song, huh? You can check the lyrics to Shawty Lo’s They Know (featuring Young Jeezy) here…..in addition to the YouTube linked in Gilbert’s quote.
What words of salvation….maybe it’s this line that saved Agent Zero from himself: I’m in my cool whip insides jello; Hop up out that pretty muthaf*cka like hello.
Next time Gil’s in a pickle, he needs to keep this track handy….he’ll thank me.
Item #2 – Pubic Service Announcement (and yes, the ‘L’ has been intentionally omitted)
Gilbert Arenas to Men’s Journal [February 2008] (via DC Sports Bog)
“When I was new in the NBA the team veterans convinced me to shave, you know, down there, because they said the hair stinks. I used my girlfriend’s razor, which was rusty and gave me keloids. The doctor prescribed medicine to dab on, but I just poured it all over. Three days later I woke up screaming. The skin was burnt off my scrotum, down to my crack, everything — just raw flesh. I still had to run and play, so I used a numbing spray for a month until it healed. Now I use clippers.
Item #3 – Deep Thoughts with Haywood and Arenas
From a locker room conversation among Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood, and others, before game #82 of the 07-08 season……as recounted by Mike Jones of the Washington Times.
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