Wizards Owner: Gilbert Arenas Looking Good

by August 26, 2010

Ted Leonsis writes about Gil’s play and workouts this summer with enthusiasm, but the WaPo isn’t ready to buy in quite yet: “Owner Ted Leonsis fills in that void with a short post on his personal blog, Ted’s Take, in which he writes about stumbling into the practice court at Verizon Center and finding Arenas playing a pickup game with several NBA players, including some all-stars. Leonsis doesn’t mention the other players in the gym but tweets from Chris Paul and Trevor Booker mentioning the run probably offered a clue. He writes, ‘It was quite a show and quite a display of talent…[S]uffice to say Gilbert looked trim, fit and explosive. His shot was sweet and he did one left handed dunk that was something to see. It had everyone talking. I was impressed and am happy.’ Leonsis’s comments reminded me of my trip to Barry Farm last summer to catch Arenas in a surprise pickup game with the Goodman League. Arenas had considerable bounce on that humid night as well. He looked like he was close to being back to his old self, then came the lost campaign of 2009-10.”