Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  27 responses

Gilbert Arenas: From Agent Zero, to Six

In an effort to re-invent himself, Gilbert is changing his jersey number (he was born and suspended on Jan.6th), and Mike Miller tells the WaPo that he’s happy to give up his own number for Arenas: “After the Wizards lost their fifth game in a row to the Atlanta Hawks, the question that had to be asked had nothing to do with the performances of Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee, or how they were going to stay energized playing three games in three consecutive nights. No, Mike Miller had to explain his thoughts now that Gilbert Arenas’s desire to abandon No. 0 – and all of the Agent Zeroisms that came with it – to switch the No. 6 currently in Miller’s possession. As expected, Miller had no problem with it. ‘He gave me a call, asked me about it. I gave him the go-ahead,’ Miller said. ‘If he wants No. 6, he can have it.’ When asked what number he’ll wear if he and Arenas are teammates in Washington next season, Miller said he would probably go with his familiar No. 33, which became available when the Wizards traded Brendan Haywood to Dallas last month.”

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  • When I lose this gut I’m gonna cross you up

    Gilbert should have gone with “9″

  • Bash

    In honor of his six-shooter. /obligatory gun joke.

  • underdog

    It’s going to be weird watching Gil in Wizards uniform after all the fuss…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/03/paul-pierce-and-the-celtics-hearing-boos/ L

    Gil #6. Bron #6… Whats with all the sixes!?!

  • $tev3

    Ill miss the zero a lil bit cuz he seemed to be the ONLY guy rockin the Zero but When I… why 9?
    and L Bron is changin for jordan

  • Elias

    Lebron and Gil want to get to the next level by getting their powers from satan, like all those legendary rock stars.

  • blahblahblah

    He was the only guy rocking the #0? Let me name a few others:

    Shawn Marion
    Aaron Brooks
    Russell Westbrook
    Larry Hughes (when he was with the Knicks)

    And a bunch more like Belinelli or whoever wears the zero for Toronto.

  • Royal

    $tev3- ur an idiot if you don’t get when i’s joke lol

  • Sparty’s Law

    He’s lucky to be wearing any number at all. Dumbass.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Arenas is going to come back hard. I feel he is going to rip up the L next year if given the chance to ever play again. Serious Gil on the court>>>>>playful Gil on the court

  • Logues

    bron is gonna be pissed

  • Twinparadox

    and widdle baby bron thought he would make the only buzz about number 6 next year…

  • erich

    ‘And now starting at zero our no.six.’

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    six shooter is is new name, whether he likes it or not.

  • LA Huey

    As others have noted, “6?” Again, just like the pretend gun pre-game act, Gil just isn’t thinking things through.

  • The Philosopher

    Arenas seems to crave attention. He seems to need it. Just change the number and be done with it. He has to let the world know, like the world salutes him like they salute Kobe and/or King James. He hasn’t learned yet.

  • haywire

    if another superstar becomes #6 that will be scary
    that will be 3 6′s

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    @Elias Then they nee to find the Pick of Destiny!!!

  • Michael Scorn

    Can Washington deny this because they want a chance at LeBron?

  • Ree Roe

    I guess 45 & 9 were taken…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Miller should have sold his number to the former Agent Zero, who liked to point guns, with no intention of shooting them.

  • Jacob (from Australia)

    Wait, Arenas is still considered a superstar?

  • The Philosopher

    Arenas is a good player, but he’ll never gain the respect, status, or the adulation that Kobe, King James, or Wade garner. For one, he’s a natural knuckle head. And one can argue that mentally, he can’t handle that kind of spotlight. The relatively dimmer light he’s already under, (as opposed to the aforementioned) he’s about gone crazy.

  • dookie

    ILLUMINATI! I bet the Wiz win a chip next season.

  • Cmac

    Arrrrgh my number is #6…. now its gonna look like im copying them…. I liked having a original number

  • Shem

    Drew Gooden wears 0 on the CLIPS! Anyone remember how popular he was in cleveland with the starting job and the patch!?

  • Twinparadox

    next thing u know, he’ll start eating vasaline…(it’s all love steph)