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Wizards vs. Sixers in Seven Frames: When Gilbert Arenas Became Ziggy

Updated: January 6, 2010

It’s a different world now.

In a way, I feel like Frank Sobotka from The Wire. Just like Sobotka was witnessing the port of Baltimore and its potential crumble around him in season two, I’m witnessing the same happen to the Washington Wizards.

And yes, I realize that it’s very ironic for me to use the word “witness” considering who the Wizards will play in about an hour.

By the way, while I’m making comparisons to The Wire, I might as well call Gilbert Arenas “Ziggy” (Sobotka’s son in the show, not the cartoon character) … both self-destructive in nature and ultimately brought down by gun-play.

Last night’s Sixers game seems like so long ago, obviously aided by Gilbert Arenas’ indefinite suspension, but also because, among other things, I’m rushed into thinking about tonight’s game against Cleveland.

So, even though that Philly game is a distant memory right now, might as well commemorate it … because it could be the last game we ever see Gilbert Arenas in a Wizards uniform.

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  • F David Stern, NY Post, Peter Vescey and every middle aged sports pundit in the country. F em all.

  • dd0

    I gotta say love the Wire references.

    Season 5 with the media I think is pretty relatable with Gilbert’s situation.

    At least for some of the reports out there on him

  • ToNe

    What happened to the Gil that threw his jersey into the stands after each game, home or away? That guy was an incredible self marketer.

    I would hate to see him go the way of Stephon Marbury with all the free time on his hands. I believe he can reinvent himself and even land a good contract again, albeit an incentive laden contract.

    On the grand scale of things, what he did wasn’t that bad, it was just incredibly stupid and then compounded.

    Ray Lewis was painted in a really bad light and went on to be MVP of superbowl within 12 months.

  • ToNe

    Guaranteed contracts