The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas Still Thinks He Plays For The Bullets

January 6th, 2010 by Scott Duncanson Leave a reply »
As a basketball fan, I always was gratified when I saw a player come out of college and have to work their way to stardom. Lottery picks are expected to be franchise players for the most part. The lower picks, second rounders and undrafted players who get to superstardom get more of my respect, since the expectations aren't as high.

Gilbert Arenas was one of those players, getting drafted in the second round out of Arizona, and becoming a force to be reckoned with by his second season in Golden State. Considering other Arizona guards who were drafted higher (Khalid Reeves, Damon Stoudemire, Jason Terry), Arenas did pretty well for himself.

By his third season, he got his big contract from the Wizards, became an All-Star, and made the Wizards perennial playoff contenders, and eventually grew into a superstar.

He became one of the faces for the league. His scoring prowess, his enigmatic but unique personality, as well as his on-court antics made him a blast to watch. From his predictions for scoring against certain teams, to his trademark "hibatchi", to his pre-celebrating his game winners, he was a breath of fresh air for the league.


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