Gilbert Arenas put up $100,000 in cash for a contest, then made 95(!) out of 100 shots
It's good to see Gilbert Arenas still has the swagger that made him one of the NBA's most entertaining players in his prime. It's also good to see he's still alive.
Arenas, as you might remember, was suspended for most of the 2009-10 NBA season after bringing guns into the locker room and getting into a heated exchange with teammate Javaris Crittenton over gambling debts. By the way, Crittenton is currently serving 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 2015, so yeah, he was not someone to be trifled with.
In any event, on a much (much) lighter note, Arenas has recently engaged in some friendlier trash-talk with Golden State guard and current NBA class clown Nick Young. Arenas, 36, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2012 challenged Young to a shooting contest (To be clear, when we say "shooting" we're talking about basketball), and he showed up the other day to a gym carrying $100,000 in cash for the challenge.
Young was a no-show (it's not clear if he ever planned on actually competing in the contest), but Arenas still took 100 three-pointers anyway. And made 95 of them. Yep, 95 out of 100. Incredible.
Here's the entire video, which features Arenas' sharpshooting (again, with a basketball) from about the 2-minute mark to the 13-minute mark. But even better is his arrival to the gym with a stylish monogrammed satchel/purse/European carryall embroidered with zebras(?) and filled with $100K. Check it out:
“I almost beat my old record of 96," said Arenas, who also famously won $20,000 off a teammate by shooting just one-handed in a 2007 contest. "I’ve been sitting on the couch watching Netflix for the last mother------- four years. And I come out and make 95 out of 100. Let me go back on the couch. They just put Black Panther on Netflix.”
Pretty legendary stuff. The man who used to be known as "Hibachi," can still cook on the court.