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Report: Gilbert Arenas’ deal to play in China ‘falling apart’

Oct 31, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

Jonny Flynn, Gilbert Arenas

Remember about a week ago, when we told you that Gilbert Arenas was close to signing a contract to play basketball in China? Sure you do.

Well, the chances of that happening have diminished significantly since then, and according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the deal appears to be “falling apart.”

Arenas and Guangdong reached a verbal agreement, but have now hit an impasse over completing a signed contract. The snags may ultimately keep Arenas from joining Guangdong for the upcoming CBA season, sources said.

Guangdong and Arenas have had disagreements over a payment schedule, and the organization has started to have increasing questions over Arenas’ fitness to make an impact in the league.

It’s really unfortunate how far Arenas has fallen as a basketball talent, and how quickly his career has deteriorated to the point where it might be nearing completion altogether.

It doesn’t seem like there’s any NBA interest in Arenas, and now it doesn’t look good for his prospects in China. There are other overseas options of course, and there’s still a possibility of him catching on with a team later this season if there’s a need, and if Arenas can show he’s still got something left.

But considering that he didn’t show much in last season’s playoffs while with Memphis, we may be reaching the point where Arenas is almost completely out of options.

  1. rj2323 - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    So sad. Was a superstar point guard could simply fill it up an drop 50 on you so easily I’m sad to see this

  2. adnan604 - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Why is it sad ? he earned all of the bad that came to him with his own two bare hands with his stupidity and immaturity….. so many people would kill to be in his shoes yet he treated the opportunity like a kid…. sure he worked hard and put in practice when everyone was asleep, but he nullified it with his boneheaded antics

    And this is coming from me, few years ago Gilbert was my second favorite player right after CP3… and I have no feelings of “ohhhh how sad” towards him whatsoever…. he really earned his bad luck, friggin dumbass

  3. unfrugby - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    agent 0 (teams want you their team)

  4. skinsfanwill - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    I don’t think he was ever a superstar. His teammates were good. He was a selfish point guard that jacked up waaaaay too many shots. That is not what makes a point guard very good. As far as running an offense, he was trash. Loud mouth jacker is all that he was.

  5. nbascreed - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Call him what you will, but Arenas was EASILY one of the best 20 players in the league during his heyday. Easily.

  6. badintent - Oct 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Gilbert the Cat has 9 lives, down to his 8th in Hoops. If he’s lucky , he goes to Brazil plays pro ball, has tons of great Brazilian booty to party with, and becomes the Starbury of Brazil hoops.

  7. jmclarkent - Oct 31, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    …”the organization has started to have increasing questions over Arenas’ fitness to make an impact in the league.”

    That is a damning statement.

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