Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  32 responses

The NBA Fined Gilbert Arenas ‘for Being Awesome’

The Fun Police over at League headquarters didn’t like something Gil tweeted out, so they slapped his wrist financially. Arenas then made jokes about it on Twitter. Of course he did. From the Orlando Sentinel: “The league did not specify how much the fine was for or which specific comments violated league rules. When informed of the fine, the Magic point guard took to – you guessed it – Twitter to express his frustration: ‘yes the nba has fined me….for being to awesome..so i can give you the shoes for FREE but gotta charge you for the jokes… i cant believe i got fined..how do i explain this to the lady at the bank…this is gonna take another 40mins… or i could just write a check and if theres a lockout just cancel the check it and maybe they will forget…..i think that will work..’ Arenas, who’s never been one to take himself seriously, continued to make light of the situation in his next Twitter messages: ‘its okay it all evens it self out..i get fined from the nba……..im stealing cable from my neighbors..so bam bam jackpot…hahaha.’ And another joke: ‘i was gonna go to Texas de brazil for dinner but not now…cant afford the 49 dollars per person…unless i bring sum plastic containers.’ Between Arenas’ mostly innocent Twitter updates about his fishing trips and his daily errands, he’s posted a handful of politically incorrect and profane tweets that open himself up to scrutiny.”

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  • rich

    dont ever change gil please, gil has got to be one of the most upbeat positive people i have seen in sports

  • http://nba.com EJ

    Gil and Ron have the best tweets. All the other guys just tweet “who you think is gonna win?”

  • MikeC.

    Seems like Gil is getting his zest for life back. The world is a more interesting place when Agent 0 is on the case.

  • http://twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    His twitter account is absolutely beautiful.
    I love the ramblings & semi-incoherent posts. Best NBA player twitter.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs


  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Once a dolt, always a dolt.

  • barnabusb

    I guess I’m in the minority because I don’t think Arenas is nearly as funny as the media wants us to think he is.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    y’all mad at him for bein himself?
    hay. ters.

  • Red Star

    This is a very good sign! Maybe he’ll be back to himself for next season. I can only hope!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Kulchakris

    @Barnabusb, I don’t find Gil’s act particularly funny either. As a Wizards fan, I did find his honesty interesting and refreshing at some point. Now that his potentail superstar career has been derailed, his behavior seems more worthy of pity than laughs. He did manage to earn over $100 million dollars as a Wizard though, so maybe we’re the ones who should be pitied. Oh well….

  • Fat Lever

    Remember when Gil was tweeting before Twitter?

    Next year has to be THE year for him. I feel like he’s the x-factor for ORL next year, provided Dwight stays with them. And, oh yea, the small chance that there’ll be a season next year.

  • Oh Nose

    I love Texas de Brazil…I feel you Gil

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Please tell me someone else say his tweets yesterday about his blind date? I don’t know if it was real, but he was talking about how she was dressed like she was from Africa and linked a picture of her shirt…

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    *saw not say

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    so lemme get this straight,
    because he’s no longer regarded as a “superstar” his acts now are pitiful?
    but when he was getting 60 point games he was refreshing?
    he hasn’t changed, he’s the same guy he’s always been so why is it different now.
    same sword they knight you with, they gon good knight you with.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    night* dammit. haha


    Man f√¢k Gilberto. Didn’t know he was still relevant. Hasn’t been since he signed that huge contract. When he was @ his peak and balllin we let a lot of his shenanagins slide. But now everyone is pretty much fed up w/his nonsense. He isn’t young anymore. Needs 2 grow up

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    I was reading his tweets about his blind date and I was straight cracking up lmao. NBA sucks for fining him for that

    “If I would hav known i would mess this up I would have taken her to get a “rudy tutti fresh and fruiti meal”from ihop..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr”

    “I don’t think imma get the goods tonight…I messed my chances up..she looked mad..over there lookin like a thunder cat…”

  • robb

    NBA tweets would be pretty boring without guys like Ron Ron and Gil.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    wait what was the tweet he got fined for?
    was it really that, kevin?
    if so, thats some BULLLLLLLL

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    I really don’t get why you like him so much, airs.
    Back when dude was nice, I respected his game but thought he was a joke off the court.
    Now that a lot of his game is gone too, I think he’s just a joke.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    mannnn, dude gets too much flak.
    okay okay the gun thing i can see why people can’t look past that. fine.
    but everything else? what was wrong with that?
    i loved reading his blog, i loved how he always had a chip on his shoulder, and i loved that he was proving a lot of people wrong. it just sucks that he had to get injured.
    BUT, i still think he can produce, honestly.
    before the gun thing and after his comeback, he was averaging like 23 ppg, and then had to take a backseat in ORL.
    the main reason im a fan is because he gave fans insight into his life as an NBA player thru his blog and was the first ever really to do so, way before twitter became the crazy thing it is today.
    and i think he can be a funny dude as well.

  • http://dude Chukaz

    @kevin dude the blind date comments were made after the fine so its impossible he got fined for those. I think it was his comments about special ed kids or the ones about sexting. Ya’ll should read his story about 4D tv’s. Its f*cking funny. In short, D12 talked him into gettin a 3D tv and nelson told him not to cuz the 4Ds were comin up in a couple of weeks. Gil said he’d seen the commercial and after a couple of weeks he went to best buy and asked for a couple of those and the guy told him they hadn’t been invented yet. Gil didn’t believe him cuz the guy was just some guy who hated his job and didn’t know sh*t. Gil told him about the commercial which was playing on the TVs and then he realized they weren’t coming but he still asked the guy “so they’re not coming?” lol f*cking gilbert arenas cracks me up

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 DFrance21

    People have different senses of humor. What I find hilarious the next man might think is corny and vice versa. You don’t need to understand why someone else thinks Gil is funny, just because you don’t. For the record, I enjoy his tweets. He’s just being himself and thats refreshing, unlike other celebs on twitter who just tell you where they’re performing or tweet cliche crap like Lebrons “now or never” tweet.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    i started a city wide trending topic for Vince carter entitled #VCmemories, and he stillll didnt follow me, that jerk

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

    FINALLY, a reason for me to get on twitter. ive never even been to the website. ever. havent been on bookface in over a year. but i guess im gonna have to get on twitter just to follow gil and ron.

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

    Tarzan it’s not bookface… it’s bookspace… kids…

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    No, no!
    You’re both wrong!
    It’s MyFace!

  • greg

    he got fined for saying i need a new slave to make my breakfast or as you call them.. girlfriends. if it was funnier i think stu jackson would have let it go

  • Yesse

    Is Gilbert really that broke after paying the fine? Should have invested some money maybe, lol. He seems to be back to his old self, will just see if he will play like it next season.

  • JackieM

    I love Gilbert’s tweets they’re just too hilarious for words.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Tarzan is a turdburglar. lol