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Gilbert says he'd have "no problem" playing for Wiz

Wouldn't you know, just as soon as I say that Gilbert hasn't talked for weeks, he comes out and talks. At a PETA charity event. Via the AP:

Gilbert Arenas says he'd have "no problem" playing for the Washington Wizards again. In his first interview since pleading guilty to a felony gun charge in January, Arenas also tells The Associated Press he's not nervous about his sentencing date later this month -- as long as the judge goes off the "real story" of what happened when he brought guns to the team's locker room in December.

Wonder if the PETA folks were also passing out alligator-skin desks. That would really complete this day nicely.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 2, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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First! And Gil if you do come back make sure yu understand this is a new team. Not yours but ready for you to get in where you fit in!

Posted by: davefromdc1 | March 2, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

First! Gil you can come on back but understand this is not YOUR team. Come back score and play D!!!

Posted by: davefromdc1 | March 2, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The Big Three are finally defunct.

The team is going younger.

Arenas is signed for 4 more years at dollars no one else is going to take on.

So, he is going to be here.

What has changed is his status.

He is no longer untouchable. If he breaks team rules he should be fined or suspended like anyone else.

When Leonsis buys the team and brings in his own people, the next coach should sit Arenas down and tell him he can take the court if he wants to commit to being a two-way player within a system, but if he fails to play defense he can sit on the bench.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 2, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Long term contract or not, Gil's not in a position to dictate terms whenever he comes back. Especially if Wiz mgmt lays down the law and backs it up: Play both ends of the floor with intensity like Singleton or Howard, otherwise, have a seat on the bench, shut up and don't complain or start any trouble.

Posted by: clfrdj | March 2, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Gil, just know that this fan still loves ya and still thinks you can be the player you once were and will welcome you back with open arms. Just know that this fan knows you got absolutely screwed by David Stern as well as Abe Pollin's shameful family. Sure, you made a mistake. But the price you paid was so absurdly over the top it's amazing how so many people can't see that.

That is all.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I think that's great! The new big three...Arenas, blatch and McGhee.

Posted by: bobilly2 | March 2, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I still love Gil too! And wish people would leave him alone.

Posted by: ivyleague | March 3, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

The only way that Gil plays for the Wiz in the short term is if the NBA starts playing exhibition games against the prison leagues.

The Dude still faces sentencing for his crime... and by his own guilty plea... should be sent down for at least 6-12 months.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 3, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Vic1, as you usual you provide the blogs with your ridiculous misinformation. There is no chance Gilbert Arenas does 12 months in jail, what planet are you living on?

That is all.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 3, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Actually my little troll friend, I think the sentence for a felony gun possession charge could reach into the two-three year range -- and possibly longer since it's a repeat offense for him. But I would hope the judge might be able to take the defendent's cooperation into account in reducing it to 6-12 months -- and with good behavior, allow him to get out after 90 days or so -- provided he does some community service.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 4, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

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