Gilbert Arenas: I’m Feeling Like My Old Self Again

by February 25, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

Remember him?

Truth be told, you probably don’t. The antics have been rare, the blogging has stopped, and hardly anything meaningful has been said or written about Gil in months. That’s all about to change.

From the sound of things, the Gilbert Arenas Show could be resuming at an NBA arena near you before season’s end. From the Washington Post:

Though he says he does not know whether he will return to game action this season, three-time all-star guard Gilbert Arenas acknowledged yesterday that he has been practicing at full speed with his Wizards teammates since Feb. 16 and that his left knee, which has undergone three surgical procedures since April 2007, is nearly at full strength.

“I’m out there feeling like the old Gilbert Arenas again,” Arenas said, shortly after Washington practiced at Verizon Center. “I’m running, jumping, dunking, feeling good. No pain, no swelling. My balance is back, my speed is back. The only thing I have to get used to again is being around other bodies out there on the court. I’m working on getting my timing back. The only thing I’m not doing is playing in games.”

Unless he experiences some kind of physical setback during practice, and even with the Wizards’ year no longer salvagable, one can’t help but think that Arenas will want to test himself and that knee against League competition before the season concludes.

Here’s to hoping that he returns as good — and healthy — as ever.