Saturday, November 3, 2007
Gilbert Arenas = Insane In The Membrane
We all love Agent Zero (Hibachi!), but that'll change quickly if he continues to make comments like the ones he made to Ian Thomsen.
I'm not even gonna waste too much time on Gilbert, or rip into him for being an idiot, because that's not what I got into blogging for. I'm gonna give my opinion, certainly, but I'm not going to get personal with any of these guys, because I don''t believe in that nonsense. With that said, Gilbert is clearly starting to go crazy. If you haven't read his recent SI interview/rant yet, check it out. The guys over at freedarko sum up the way I think everyone feels about his comments. Hey, Gilbert, look at me: You're a terrfiic player. You're an unstoppable scorer when you're on. But people are right when they say question if you're a true point guard; you'd almost certainly be better off playing the two guard position. You shoot two much to be a true point guard; that's not a knock, it's just a fact. In Philly, AI shot a lot no matter what position he was playing, but when he was playing the point, he virtually always put up at least 7 dimes per; his rookie year (7.5); in 2004-05 under new coach Jim O'Brien (7.9) and every year since: 7.4 in 05-06, 7.3 in 15 games with the Sixers before getting dealt last year, then 7.3 at the same position after arriving in Denver. This year, he's averaged 11 in his first two games, sliding into the 1 role after Anthony Carter and Chucky Atkins went down. The only time he didn't was his second year, and that because he was adjusting to Larry Brown, who had been hired before the season and is famously demanding of his point guards. Your career high, on the other hand, is 6.1. And trying to place yourself in the same class as all-around players like LeBron, D-Wade, and Kobe? Intimating that you're a better player than Isiah Thomas? Gilbert, you've become very popular by being refreshingly funny and playfully outspoken; please, don't cross over to being annoying and stupid. With that SI article, you seem to be headed that way. Reign it in.