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Gilbert Arenas: Agent Six

Mar 11, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

NBA_arenas.jpgGilbert Arenas needs a new start. A new image. Kobe post Colorado, if you will.

So Arenas is taking one of the many steps Kobe took — he is changing his number. Arenas has always been Agent Zero. According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Arenas has petitioned the league for a number change to 6.

Arenas has worn No. 0 ever since he played college basketball at Arizona. Arenas said he wore the number because he was told he wouldn’t see any playing time at that the storied program.

The No. 6 is significant because Arenas’s birthday is Jan. 6 – which is also the day that the NBA gave Arenas an indefinite suspension for his behavior after it was revealed that he brought guns to the locker room at Verizon Center in a dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton.

Next season, Gilbert arenas will have the highest selling No. 6 jersey in the Association and… what? LeBron is changing to No. 6 next season? Well strike that.

What it does mean is that Mike Miller, the current owner of No. 6 in Washington, better enjoy his last month in the District.

  1. twd - Mar 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    I have to ask … how long before somebody gives him the nickname “6-shooter”? Or is that the plan???

  2. 2 - Mar 11, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    good one!

  3. KimEne - Mar 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM

    Does it really matter? IDIOT is an IDIOT! Arenas is gonna do what IDIOT does to himself. Good carrier, good contract worth well into $100M. What does he do? I was hoping he would get 2 years in jail, like Tyson and Vick.

  4. Israel - Mar 12, 2010 at 4:58 AM

    This goes to show Gilberts utter lack of ability to treat the situation he’s in seriously as an adult, or anything else for that matter. He doesn’t even know what his legal or basketball situation is going to be next year and he’s petitioning the league for a shirt change???
    He doesn’t even know which team he might play for because the Wizards don’t seem to want any part of him. To even be thinking “basketball” at the moment shows arrogance or obliviousness to his situation. Take Care of Business First! TCBF Gilbert! Tatoo that to your arm!
    The sad part is that the Wizards may be stuck with him. As a Wizards fan I’ve advocated for the last 2 years that they get rid of him. Now we’re left with a destroyed team and nothing to show for years of high draft picks, the trade of Caron, or the trade of Jamison. Welcome to another lost decade!

  5. smilinjoe - Mar 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    He acts like an immature child. He has no repect for authority. He cares for nobody but himself and the team trades away their best players and quality people for this slug and he gets to stay. What is wrong with this picture. Now he is acting like he always has and making decisions about his number. Nothing has changed and until the wizards get rid of him and get good quality people they will never get any better. These are the reasons I am not a fan of the NBA. I am a Redskin fan, a Caps fan and a Nats fan but I will never be a wizards fan because they keep immature idiots like Arenas around.

  6. Ravi - Mar 12, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    I’m no Gilbert fan. I think he got what he deserved.
    Yes, the guy is a total idiot for bringing guns to the locker room – that too in DC!
    But comparing an idiot like him to a dog-torturing monster like Vick, or a complete head-case like Tyson, just shows how clueless @KimEne is.
    Oh well.

  7. Neophite - Mar 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Why do we peer into things so much. People, relax its the number of a jersey. He made a mistake, no one got hurt. Learn to forgive. You guys can be so critical, but yet so forgetful (in that you are only a moment of grace away from your slip up). Now, if he acts a fool again, then by all means cut the kid; but at least give him a chance. And please lay off Vick. He has done his time.

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