The Light of Gilbert Arenas
Caron Butler is happy that Gilbert Arenas has seen the light … or stepped up in “that” light … or claimed that he’s going to be more serious. If Tuff Juice is expected to play more in the flow of the game and not force the offense for a losing team, he’ll need Gil on that line.
The Washington Times and Post acted as the microphone for the attention getting Agent Zero last week, and he used the platform to let everyone know that next year will be “totally different,” and that the team will be “approaching the game seriously.”
Along the lines of taking the eccentric 27-year old with a grain of salt, big talk from Arenas is naturally comes with doses of skepticism. That’s why over on NBC Washington, I wrote, “Arenas’ Talk More Affordable Than Cheap.” I’d also recommending reading “Gilbert Arenas Can’t Be Serious,” from Stet Sports.
Such talk from Gil, much less an NBA star in general, is nice to hear. It provides Wizards fans with a lot more hope for the future than negative talk we so often hear from the usual spoiled/pampered NBA brats.
New coach Flip Saunders once told Arenas that the “Ball Don’t Lie”….let’s hope that Arenas isn’t lying to his fans, or himself.