The great Agent Zero will try to re-join the League, he says, for the final time next season. Gilbert Arenas, 32, tells CBS DCthat he’s training hard, and disputes the largesse of the NBA checks he continues to cash:
In fact, as recently as last week, ESPN the Magazine published a list of the 32 highest-paid athletes in the world, on which Gilbert came in at No. 30, listed as making $22,346,536 in 2013.
“That’s not true. That’s not true,” Arenas said.
“Noooo, no, that’s been a fib for awhile,” Arenas replied. “No, when they did the amnesty [clause], when the amnesty came in, I think it was two years ago, what they did was, instead of me getting paid $20 [million] a year, they extended the years and dropped the money down. So instead of getting 20 I was getting 12 for a longer period of time. So I’m still getting paid until 2016.”
“I’m in the middle of training now,” Arenas said. “I said I’m gonna give it one more chance. I told Nick [Young] I’m gonna actually put some heart into it. You know, I lost it there for awhile.”
He last appeared in an NBA uniform in the playoffs for the Memphis Grizzlies on May 13, 2012.