Gilbert Arenas’ Beard: R.I.P.

by October 12, 2010

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.'”