Jul 27th, 2007 by totoro
If you’ve read Gilbert’s latest blog post on NBA.com, you’ll know that he is in the middle of a 100,000 shots in 73 days training.
Right now I’m in the middle of making 100,000 shots over 73 days. It’s a little mini-series I do. Right now I’m shooting 69.7 percent from the three-point line and I’m shooting 79.3 percent, I think, from the college three.
Gilbertology takes it one level deeper by actually doing the math. According to the number’s Gilbert gives, he can actually finish his challenge in less than 30 days. If he is consistant for the full 73 days, he’ll end up with more than 270,000 shots made. At a rate of 5 seconds a shot, it would take him 4 hours a day to complete.
While no one doubts Gilbert’s work ethic, some have questioned the need to “flaunt” it by making it so public in his blog. Some have even suggested he should be spending the 73 days working on his defense. But how many players, NBA or not, would even consider such a crazy workout? Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant have been known to have amazing work ethic in the summer and legendary workouts. Gilbert will soon join them on that list. Gilbert has been known to spend the night at the gym, calling up trainers at 3 in the morning to get in some shots, and hiring someone from the military to get him in shape for training camp with a week of boot camp.
At least when Gilbert is on the injured list with a sore arm or is scoring 40 points per game in the beginning of the season, we’ll all know why - because Gilbert Arenas is crazy… crazy good.