Arenas shipped out of town; good riddance
According to ESPN and sources at the barbershop Gilbert Arenas has been dealt to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Rashard Lewis.
Years ago, when the Wizards had Larry Hughes in the backcourt, Arenas helped the city’s basketball team advance to the 2nd round. Then in the 2006-2007 the Wizards were the number 2 team in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break, which earned Eddie Jordan the right to coach the 2007 All-Star Game in which Arenas started for the East squad. In the second half of the season Arenas continued hitting buzzer beaters like water. Then in April of 2007 he hurt himself.
In 2007 – 2008 he played 13 games, 2008-2009 a total of 2 games, and then in 2009-2010 he brought gold-plated pistols to the Verizon Center lockeroom limiting him to 32 games after earning a suspension from the NBA.
We don’t have time nor will make it to recount all of his antics over the years. We probably won’t see him running up the stairs of Cardozo High School anymore or down at the “Farmz” playing in the Goodman League. (Word is that Durant gave money to fix up the court down at the ‘Farmz because he didn’t like that Arenas was coming down there trying to stunt hard without giving back.)
The Syndicate wishes Arenas the best in Orlando. Along with the rest of the city, we bid you a fond farewell.