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Gilbert Makes Another 50-Point Prediction

Well, this is not going to make the Wizards PR people happy. Gilbert deliberately avoided talking to the media yesterday. The Washington Times's John Mitchell got some quotes out of him anyhow. But now we find out that one of CSTV's mad hoops bloggers ducked in on one of Gilbert's nightly practice sessions at the VC during last night's Georgetown-West Virginia game. This is totally against the rules, but I would have done it too.

Gil is shooting until he makes 100 shots at each spot. The mad hoops blogger seems surprised. Who would have thought it; Gilbert Arenas taking some extra jumpers. And, naturally, Gil says a few noteworthy things. Like, he discusses the Portland game.

I ask Arenas about his recent fifty point guarantee against Portland. "I knew after I said that that they'd double (team) me," he says "so I came out not too aggressive and got my teammates involved. It was part of my plan. But when we go up to their place, they won't be expecting it, and they won't double me. That's when I'm really planning on dropping 50."

Well, maybe they wouldn't have been expecting it if you hadn't gone and discussed it with a mad hoops blogger from CSTV. Now, the way these tube thingees work, there's a decent chance people in Portland will read what you just said. As will LeBron James. Whom you just totally called out. Someone tell Joseph White.

"The guy LeBron needs is Sam Cassell," says Arenas, "He needs someone who wants to take the big shots at the end of the game." I interject that LeBron would never stand for that -- it would kill his ego. "LeBron would much rather have Cassell take the final shot," says Arenas. "People don't realize that LeBron doesn't want it."

Also Gilbert plans to finish "whatever's in front of runner up" during the three-point contest, and he says he's "taking over the world a little bit."

Aside from the smarmy self-congratulatory tone--Look at me! I talked to Gilbert Arenas! OMG!!!!!--it's a fine blog post and well worth reading, and it will likely be blogged about incessantly today and in the future. Plus there's video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 11:34 AM ET
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