Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas ( born January 6, 1982 in Tampa, Florida ) is an American professional basketball player. He is 1.93 m tall and 98 kg.

College and Draft

Gilbert Arenas spent two seasons at the College in Arizona, reaching an average of 15.8 points per game. Despite a successful college him analysts gave no chances in the NBA. After the Golden State Warriors him drafteten he changed his jersey number to " 0". The null is that so-called experts "zero" points in the NBA prophesied him. Of these, Arenas but did not want to be swayed and then played after months, hard training in the NBA.


In the season 2006/07 was Gilbert Arenas one of the top five scoring players in the NBA. This season, he also broke the Washington Wizards franchise record for points in a game ( 60 points against the LA Lakers to Kobe Bryant ). Gilbert Arenas, also known as Agent Zero, scored just 54 points against the Phoenix Suns and 51 against the Utah Jazz. He was also a successful bowler in the final seconds of a game. This last minute throws are also called Buzzer Beater. Arenas was popular with the fans at this time, which was shown at the All -Star Game in 2007, when he was able to displace the first player Vince Carter from the starting five.

In the 2007 /08 season Arenas could deny only thirteen games in the regular season due to a knee injury. While he was in the playoffs again in the rotation, but played injured and received comparatively few minutes of the game.

Despite his injuries, he signed in June 2008 a large new contract with the Wizards, which should earn him more than six years $ 124 million. The Golden State Warriors were interested in him and offered him a similar contract. In the following season, however, he was again thrown back from injury and played only two games.

Beginning of January 2010 Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely on first. This was due to non-charged firearms in his locker at the Verizon Center, as well as his handling of the situation. He has authored numerous Twitter posts, in which he made ​​fun of the incident. The final suspension Arenas came after he formed prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the team's circle with his fingers, a symbolic gun and straightened his teammates. After the debate, the suspension was a large-scale banners, on the Arenas can be seen from the wall of the Verizon Center. On January 15, was formally indicted on charges of illegal possession of firearms against Arenas, whereupon he pleaded guilty. However, he remained at large.

On January 27, the suspension of the NBA has been extended until the end of season and extended to the Javaris Crittenton involved in the dispute. Arenas was sentenced on March 26, to two years probation and 400 hours of community service to serve. His endorsement deal with Adidas has been part of the company, due to his conviction, was dissolved. Originally wanted to run up to the number 6 Arenas from the season 2010/ 2011; ultimately he decided, however, for the number 9

Mid-December 2010 were trading the Wizards their highly paid star player for the Orlando Magic. In return, the Wizards Rashard Lewis received from the Magic, who there had a similar big contract like Arenas and could not meet the expectations of Magic. He was there the first number after the 2010/2011 season, he was released under the amnesty clause use of the new NBA collective bargaining agreement by the Magic. While thus have to be paid his salary continues, but this shall not be set more to the luxury tax or salary cap.

After Arenas was a free agent until he was obliged in March 2012 from the Memphis Grizzlies for the remainder of the 2011/2012 season at drastically reduced salary. For the 2012/2013 season Arenas received a new contract in Memphis.

For the 2012/2013 season Arenas did not succeed in returning to the NBA and he moved in October to China to the Shanghai Sharks. There previously already played the NBA professionals Smush Parker and Aaron Brooks.