Gilbert Arenas Is Not Yet Magical for Dwight Howard and Orlando Magic

March 19th, 2011 by alan Leave a reply »
Throughout the press conference of his contract signing in 2008, Gilbert Arenas flashed the same smile that fans had come to love him for. On top of the monetary value of $111 million, something more was behind the beam—a moment of relief, closure and redemption. If he shed tears then, it was joyous, as opposed to when all 28 teams passed on him in the first round of the 2001 draft.

The max contract did more than simply confirm the belief Arenas always had in himself or categorize him among the group of elite stars. At last, the second round steal was no longer doubted but recognized. For a player who had to continuously prove his worth, the contract was as much a symbolic representation as the sustainment to the food of his pet sharks for many years to come.

It was the day he worked so hard for, rounded off nicely by the Adidas endorsement, the buzzer-beater which became the intro of NBA Live 2008, and the Washington Wizards who casted away a losing culture. Simultaneous injuries had depleted the roster, but one could only expect a smoother sailing from there on forth.

If that day marked the fairytale ending, the six more years o ...

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