Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 4:13 pm  |  27 responses

Video: The ‘New’ Gilbert Arenas

Gil Arenas definitely leads the L in quoteables per word this season. (via TAI)

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  • http://myspace.com/datboifabio Fabio

    sounds sad, but funny as hell

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    A very familiar scene. This same thing happened to me and some other media guys when he was in Chicago for a preseason game a couple of weeks ago.

  • NACHOrious Basterds

    a sullen and silent Gilbert makes the world go round’! U of A por vida!!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Bryan, all afternoon I’ve been scratching my head, thinking, ‘Who was it that had the same experience?’ At least he’s being consistent… nothing bipolar about this.

  • http://www.slamonline.com kh

    Is he sad or depressed? He sure isn’t playing as if he doesn’t like his life or basektball for that matter!?!
    We all knew he was a little ‘quirky’ but he looked and sounded bummed out.

  • Jer Boi

    i was dyinggg laughing. that was awesome. Somehow the new Arenas is just as funny..somehow

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    His hairline is receding quickly. That’s what I took out of this clip.

  • andrew

    Gil is still the most entertaining player even when hes purposely doing his best to not entertain. OR IS HE? I mean think about it, if Gil came out talking like he used to, sure, what he said would get reported a bit as there goes quirky gil. but manipulating the press through his lack of speech has caused more attention and IMHO casued people to look at the hes playing alot more than the quirky Gil of old would have.

  • K-Nasty

    “I’ll be excited once I leave here and get into my own car.” Haha that’s excellent. Keep bringing the wins home, Gil.

  • iamse7en

    He’s doing this to spite the media for saying he talks too much. It’s hilarious, and it makes me love him more. Gil is whet.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I think its awesome that Gilbert is LITERALLY letting his game do the talking for him.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Man those interviews are hilarious.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    COME. ON. Is it a by-law or some sort that journos in the scrum are not allowed to ask open-ended questions but instead start their sentences by ”Can you talk about…” I suspect that most guys actually write their articles before the game ends and then leave holes to be filled out by the players’ quotes. ”Hey Gil, can you talk about what I’ve already decided would be the topic of my 4th paragraph?”

  • Jrooks

    Agent 0 arrived on the scene

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    this guy is freakin hilarious. play wit it.

  • stryfee

    kinda miss the old loud gilbert. but this is funny to me somehow

  • Larsylad

    Keep doin’ your thing Gil. He ain’t depressed or sad, it’s got something to do with the media for sure.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I wonder how long he can keep this up. It seems hard and you can see him kind of crack at times and then pulls him self back.

  • B1DK

    Well, nothing funny about this. Wonder if he’s just making it up (he always has been a master of creating his own image)or if he has just turned into a douchebag. Still love his game though, he’s better than ever right now.

  • Yesse

    Did somebody die?

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    wtf is wrong wit this dude? the way he’s gone all weird and $hit reminds me of kanye going all weird and $hit

  • http://yankees.com tealish

    My hypothesis (with 95% confidence): This is the same attention-seeking Gilbert as always. He did it before with wackiness, and now he’s doing it with his new schtick. Nothing fundamentally new. Just a different approach. You think he doesn’t know that this generates more attention than if he’d just answer questions normally (like most guys in the L)? Of course he knows it. This is a new ploy. He’s a quirky guy. He enjoys to play different roles. Now he’s playing this. Again, nothing really ‘new’.

  • jay

    he’s pullin a joaquin Phoenix on all of us! You watch!

  • Hooman

    He was supposedly not talking to media before. He has some issues obviously.

  • dmonz

    agent 0 is on stealth mode brothers..

  • Simmy Sosa

    I understand he wants to tone down the antics and not “write the story” for the media, but this is ridiculous. He needs to listen to a pro like A-Rod who is notorious for talking without actually saying anything. Throw out a cliche every once in a while, “there’s no “I” in team” or “we’re just taking it one game at a time”. Dude sounds like he just got punked in every interview.

  • Fat Lever

    A-ROD?????? HAHAHAHAHA, please, if anyone wants to model themselves after that clown, in any aspect, then they have major problems. A-Rod has 2 paintings of himself in the image of a centaur in his house. This is not what normal, socially-functioning people do. Gil is letting his play do the talking, and so far the talking is good.