The Return of the ‘Real’ Gilbert Arenas

by November 16, 2009
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According to Gil — in an effort to reverse his team’s fortunes — it’s time to have some fun again. On the first night of the new (old) personality, things didn’t go according to plan: “The new persona didn’t translate into on-court success. Aside from the season-opening 29-point, nine-assist performance in a victory over Dallas and a 32-point, seven-assist game in a win over New Jersey, Arenas largely has been disappointing. In six losses heading into Saturday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons, Arenas averaged 21.8 points but owned a .383 shooting clip while turning the ball over 5.3 times a game. Arenas did away with his angry self Saturday night, proclaiming before the matchup with Detroit that he was going back to having fun and that Agent Zero and the Hibachi would return. But aside from a buzzer-beating 33-foot 3-pointer at halftime, the Agent Zero heroics remained missing in action.”