Gilbert Arenas: Ultimate Teammate Or Lunatic?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 10/13/2010 2:52 PM

    Decide for yourself, via Washington Post-
    Wizards had no trouble without Arenas, who was a late scratch from the lineup because he initially claimed soreness in his left knee.

    Following the game, Arenas told reporters it was all a ruse in order to give Young the opportunity for more playing time.

    "I know he's kind of frustrated he's not getting a chance to crack the three position, especially since we're going three guards, so I told him I'd go ahead and fake an injury or say something's wrong with me so you can start," a smiling Arenas said in the locker room.

    When asked about the health of his knee, Arenas said, "I'm fine," and indicated he would play on Thursday in the Wizards' final home preseason game against Milwaukee.

    With Arenas relegated to spectator status, Wizards Coach Flip Saunders indeed went with Young in the starting lineup, along with Wall and Hinrich in the three-guard rotation. It didn't take long for Wall to distinguish himself.


    Personally, I like his intentions, but he should have went about it in a different manner. You get paid to play ball and if you're hurt, you've got to lace 'em up. Maybe asking their coach if he could come off the bench or have his minutes limited would have been a better option?
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 10/13/2010 7:06 PM

    Its all in the delivery. You cant say i faked an injury in one sentence and sugarcoat it with some greater good nonsense.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 10/14/2010 5:26 AM

    Geez come off an almost full year of suspension and still an Idiot what an oxygen thief.
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  1. I''m OUT!
    I''m OUT!
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    Posted 10/14/2010 1:31 PM

    Iverson and Starbury welcomes Arenas to the club of always being a distraction.
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 10/14/2010 1:32 PM

    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. I''m OUT!
    I''m OUT!
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    Posted 10/14/2010 6:27 PM

    Wow supposedly he is hurt again today!   ha ha ha. Never cry wolf, especially if your whole career has already been riddled with injuries! Not the brightest guy in the world there, but I guess he already proved that last season.
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  1. LAS11291
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    Posted 10/14/2010 6:34 PM

    Personally, I think it was cool of him to do. I'd say he's a good teammate.
    True, he could of went about it a different way.
    But I think that shows that he respects and cares about his teammates.
    Which is rare these days, most guys are fighting about minutes, and he's giving them out!
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  1. commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 10/14/2010 6:43 PM

    Oxygen thief. Priceless.
    He'll be playing on Yao Ming's team in 2012.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 10/14/2010 9:38 PM

    Waste of skin
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. Bertram
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    Posted 10/14/2010 10:26 PM

    Honestly if he approached the situation in a different manor it would have made him a great teammate...but it just didn't process the right way with him.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. Lenwen76
    Posts: 119

    Posted 10/15/2010 9:33 AM

    I think everyone is being hypercriticle of Arenas now ..

    Course this DOES* explain his "injruy" prone-ness ..

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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 10/15/2010 5:42 PM

    That dude should've been kicked outta the league. For some odd reason, Stern loves his thuggish ruggish players, and no one is gonna tell him any different. Maybe when real bullets do fly, then Stern my take his head outta his .... 
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 10/15/2010 6:03 PM

    Idk if this trash talking is a good idea.
    he might gun us down, one by one.
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  1. cransford24
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    Posted 10/17/2010 9:37 PM

    I like that he's trying to be a good teamate, but instead of faking an injury he should have just explained the situation to his coach, and told him that he only wanted to play like 20 minutes or something instead of just sitting out the entire game because of a fake injury.  I'm sure Saunders would have been understanding and would have played Nick Young more than ussual had Arenas just done something like that.
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