Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  28 responses

Gilbert Arenas’ Beard: R.I.P.

Arenas tells his boss that soon, he’ll no longer look like a homeless man. From the WaPo: “Nick Young predicted it, Brendan Haywood requested it, and Gilbert Arenas finally confirmed it: The beard is on its way out. That scraggly, unkempt facial hair, which has been the subject of much discussion, will soon be a thing of the past. Arenas walked up the stairs after practice on Monday and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis was waiting to greet him with a hug and a smile. Leonsis made a comment about Arenas’s beard. Arenas grinned and said, ‘I’m cutting it. I’m cutting it.’ Leonsis, who sports a goatee, then rubbed his chin and asked Arenas if he would at least keep the goatee. ‘Like me?’ Leonsis said, then lowered his head and raised his right fist in the air as if he was staging some protest. ‘You know, for solidarity.’ Arenas laughed as he traded some shaving advice with Leonsis, then rubbed his beard some more and said, ‘I’m cutting it. This was a preseason look.’”

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  • AdrianC513

    why is this news???

  • JoeMaMa

    Leonsis seems like a good owner. And Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Paco_Jiggins PACO


  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Man, that IS news. That beard was the nastiest thing I’ve ever seen. Well, next to Randy Moss’ that is.

  • t-sizzle

    let’s just hope his game is still there and isn’t R.I.P that’s all i care about

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    2 more weeks ’til opening tip-off…

  • EJ

    Did he shoot his beard?

  • MikeC.

    Maybe 1999 Larry Johnson showed up with his playoff beard and Gil got scared.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Cosign JoeMama.

  • KB8toSG8

    I hope he gets his mojo back and becomes like the old Arenas. He looks……devoid of feeling. Of emotion. Of passion. Of everthing dammit. Hopefully, a few wins would get his head straight again.

  • Jer Dawg

    Acne is the reason Gilbert is cutting his beard.

  • Robb

    Did he talk to Tom Brady?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Point guard duties, RIP

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Jackie butlers beard


    Gilbert Arenas actually looked pretty good in a beard, just like Earl Monroe. Maybe he too can be traded from Washington to the Knicks. Then Carmelo comes as a free agent, thus the Big 3 at THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA will be Melo Stat and Gilbert, dubbed Run MSG. Just thinking outside the box.

  • ClydeSays

    It would be great if he shaved it and then had a Chris Andersen-like neck tat underneath: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/20339/meet-the-crayola-ayatollah

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Slow day I guess Slam..

  • ALEX80

    Who the f¬∞k gives a f¬∞¢king f#¢k!!!!!!

  • ALEX80

    Hopefully Agent Zero will rock those ’07 Adidas Gil Zero this season again.

  • Sam

    Gilbert Arenas? Hmmmm…name sounds familiar. Was he on COPS?

  • http://google c_cantrell

    who cares bout gilbert arenas or his beard?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    First Bosh and his predator braids, now Arenas’ beard. OK, but what would REALLY be news is if Joakim Noah shaved his head. That would be something

  • http://google c_cantrell

    thats the news about a mans hair that i would actually get somethin out of

  • t-sizzle

    just saw wizards play.. john WOW.. just wow.. kid’s going to be special this year. so quick and composed

  • Justin

    You know it’s a slow preseason when this crap is apparently news.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Beards should always be in the news. I want somebody in the L to bring back the stache. Morrison gave it a bad name.

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au/ Eduardo

    RIP Hamilton needs to shave his beard now!

  • smooth

    to t-sizzle what did he play like