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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 6:02 pm  |  29 responses

Zero to Hero

And Hero back to Zero.

Gilbert ArenasPhoto by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 102

At this point in his career, everyone’s got an opinion on the man they call Agent Zero. Love him or hate him, Gilbert Arenas is one of the most fascinating players in the L, sure to grab your attention with his free throw routine, deadly jumper, or when he takes off his jersey at the end of each game—like he did for this cover—to toss into the crowd.—Adam Fleischer

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  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I really hope the Wizards are good again next season. The East will be a lot more fun to watch once Detroit is out of the mix…
    (sorry TAD)

    Next years Eastern playoff teams:
    (in no exact order)
    Cleveland
    Boston
    Orlando
    Atlanta
    Washington
    Miami
    76ers? (if Brand doesn’t make them suck again)
    Bulls

    Looks like fun to me…

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Rubio to Arenas!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    His tats are kinda lame…I love him though. I wouldn’t count Detroit out of the mix yet either ciolk, it all depends on this offseason. They’ll have to make significant changes to be a playoff team next season though.

  • http://bscarter.com Brandon

    I’m a fan of Zero. That being said, the Tiger tat is best suited on the side of a van. If it had color, I would have to put him in the same company as Jason Williams.

  • $tev3

    I like the pic but is it just me or can you see some “certain” hairs on mr. arenas

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I wasn’t looking down there…

  • ugly_fish

    Nice pecs Gilbert…or lack thereof.

  • http://fjdklsf.com Jukai

    Glad to see Arenas shaves his chest.

  • GG

    Hey SLAM how do I download these podcasts ???

    http://slamonline.com/online/nba/2008/10/slam-radio-gilberts-insane-interview/

    http://slamonline.com/online/nba/2009/04/slam-radio-derrick-rose/

    Why arent you guys putting this on itunes??????

    HELP!!!

  • al

    dude looks like he has tony the tiger on his chest.

  • jdn41

    ahhhhhhhhhh thats my boy abdul is a homo

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    you wouldn’t be happy if he didn’t, Jukai?

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    Worse waste of money….. ever.

  • chad

    Hib…..oh wait I’m hurt again. plus its been so long i don’t even know the rest of it.

  • underdog

    “And Hero back to Zero.” – ouch.

  • j4zzm4n

    love the dude though he is kind of inspirational.however,tiger tattoo.really? really gilbert?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The big zero will promote himself back to Hero, through blogs, saying hibachi after shooting or by shooting first, looking off teammates with better shots to take to get his scoring average up.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    i wasn’t a fan of this photo, but I’m still a fan of Arenas. The current Wizard roster isn’t good enough though. The starting five is great, but the bench just isn’t good enough. Still, an interesting team to keep an eye on next season.

  • the big ticket

    gilbert used to be the absolute man and one of the best shooters i had ever seen before he got injured heel come back tho

  • http://basketball-reference.com nbk

    sorry seed but he retired from blogging (supposedly)

  • http://slamonline.com Nw09

    I hope Gilbert Arenas come back and play like he did before he got injured. He was on top of his game for sure. He was proving people that he can hang with the elite. I hope he and T-Mac make a all around comeback and prove the doubters wrong. T-Mac, Kobe, and Gilbert are some of my favorite players for sure.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I have a hard time seeing Arenas ever being as good as he was unfortunately. I hope so, but I dunno. That kind of injury is tough to bounce back from.

  • Tommy Vercetti

    Is it me or does SLAM always use some great potential wallpapers as just photos.

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  • nastierthanyou

    Scrawny cat

  • bakers’ dozen

    Dude looks like a Mongoloid trying to figure out a magic trick.

    Love his shoes, though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Are we supposed to see his p.ubes?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    no.more.chances.

  • d-$

    looks like he has lost alot of muscle. he has no pecs right now and used to be jacked, he probably is doing that to take pressure off of his knee. but anyways, hes gonna be back next season and will prove all of the doubters wrong… once again…

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