Originally Posted by Velocirap31
Why was he blackballed from the league again? The gun fiasco? He was an incredible player. I remember the back to back game winners he had where he raised his arms and walked away before it went in.
A number of reasons but yes, the gun fiasco plays a part. Gilbo is only what, 33/34 years old?
He's a notable nuttcase so that's a deterrent for owners to welcome him on their payroll.
But the main reason is not due to blackballing but mainly because he's had 3 major surgeries on his knee and unfortunately can't withstand the grind of the game anymore. He proved as much during his final stints with Orlando and Memphis. He simply can't go...
It's one of the biggest and least discussed injury travesties of this century imo, up there with the likes of B.Roy. For a good 3 years, Arenas played at an ungodly level on the offensive end. Hence why the Wiz flipped him that massive contract, in spite of his hobbled knee.
Such a shame... for him personally as well as the fans as he was entertaining as shit, both on and off the court. Those arm raising walk off shots that you mentioned are an example. Nobody does that cocky shit. He did... and made them count