Gilbert Arenas was born on January 6, 1982. He is an American professional basketball player.
Biography and Career
Gilbert Arenas was born in Tampa, Florida. He attended Grant High School in Los Angeles, and accepted a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona late in his junior year.
Later he entered the 2001 NBA Draft and was selected with the 31st overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. It was his dream to be drafted by the New York Knicks who had two picks in the first round. They had shown interest in him but they passed.
With no position solidified and a shaky prospect at best, Arenas went the entire first round without being drafted.
Finally, The Golden State Warriors drafted Gilbert with the second pick in the second round, 31st overall.
the Warriors did not enjoy much team success during his tenure with them, Arenas quickly established himself as one of the league's bright young talents. In 2003, his second year in the league, Arenas received the NBA Most Improved Player Award and was named Most Valuable Player of the Rookie-Sophomore game during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
2005 and the 2006 season was Gilbert's career session in which he averaged 29.3 points, which ranked fourth among the scoring leaders, two steals, and 6.1 assists per game. Despite his accomplishments, neither fans nor coaches selected Arenas to the 2006 All-Star Game.
On January 3, 2007, Arenas hit a 32-foot buzzer-beater to win the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, 108Ã¢â‚¬â€œ105. In 2006, in an overtime game versus the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Arenas scored a career-high 60 points, adding 8 rebounds and 8 assists in helping lead the Wizards over the Lakers 147Ã¢â‚¬â€œ141. Arenas now hold the Wizards' franchise record for most points scored in a game by an individual.
In 2009, it was revealed that Arenas had admitted to storing unloaded firearms in his locker at Verizon Center and had surrendered them to team security. On January 6, 2010, the NBA suspended Arenas indefinitely without pay until its investigation was complete.
Birth Name: Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr.
Birth: January 6, 1982
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