Did Young Jeezy Save Gilbert Arenas’s Life?

by March 26, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Young Jeezy doesn’t mean a whole lot to your average basketball fan, and really, he shouldn’t. Regardless, the mediocre rapper and alleged drug dealer may have accidentally played a pivotal role in NBA history.

Gilbert Arenas was devastated this past Sunday when the team doctor told him that he was holding him out of action for another week, and Gil says that he briefly thought about taking his own life on the drive back home to pick up a jacket.

It was just me and my car … speeding — something that I shouldn’t be doing. Then I got that thought that I know everybody gets once in a while, I was like, “You know, what if I just ran my car into this pole right here?” I don’t know why I thought that, but I kept going with it. Then I can jump off the road into this lake and just swim … or drown. Whichever one comes first.”

It was really devastating. I was thinking, “Mannn, again?!”

But I listened to Young Jeezy’s verse in “They Know” to get me past those bad thoughts … plus, I’m sane. I’m a sane person, I wouldn’t do that to myself.

A sane person. Right.

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