REAL HOOPERS: Gilbert Arenas

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  • PG/SG
  • 6’3 191 lbs
  • 31st Overall Pick, 2001 NBA Draft (GSW)
  • College: Arizona
  • Hometown: Van Nuys, California (Born in Tampa, Florida)
  • Career stats: 20.7ppg, 3.9 reb, 5.3 ast
  • 3 x All-Star, 3 x All-NBA, 2002-03 Most Improved Player

Standout Seasons: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07

  • 2004-05: 80 GP/ GS, 40.9 MPG, 25.5 PPG, 5.1 AST, 4.7 REB, 1.7 STL, 81.4 FT%, 43.1 FG%, 36.5 3PT%, 2.6 3PM
  • 2005-06: 80 GP/ GS, 42.3 MPG, 29.3 PPG, 6.1 AST, 3.5 REB, 2.0 STL, 82.0 FT%, 44.7 FG%, 36.9 3PT%, 2.5 3PM
  • 2006-07: 74 GP/ 73 GS, 39.8 MPG, 28.4 PPG, 6.0 AST, 4,6 REB, 1.9 STL, 84.4 FT%, 41.8 FG%, 35.1 3PT%, 2.8 3PM

A bonafide superstar, Gilbert Arenas AKA Agent Zero revolutionised the role of the Point Guard in the modern game. Following a standout career at Arizona, Arenas fell to the 2nd round after red-flags were raised around his off-court behaviour. In his debut season, Arenas quickly proved he was the steal of the draft. In his sophomore season he broke out, averaging more than 18 points per game for the Golden State Warriors. An early Free Agent, due to his status as a second round pick, Arenas chose to sign with the Wizards in 2003. With a supporting cast that alternated between guys like: Antawn Jamison, Larry Hughes, Caron Butler and Deshawn Stevenson, Arenas led the Wizards to the playoffs three times. The 3 time All Star and 3 time All-NBA team member went on an unprecedented scoring spree throughout his tenure in the nation’s capital. Averaging over 25 points per game during a three year stretch. This dominant run was filled with several iconic game-winners such as his one against the Utah Jazz. His swag was so unmatched, he started celebrating before the shot went in. Simply put, he got buckets. By any means necessary. Gilbert Arenas had Limitless Range before it was a 2K badge. He paved the way for the deadly scoring PG’s that we see in todays league. Sadly, Hibachi’s meteoric rise was cut short by injury. The once feared scoring machine closed out his NBA career with role-playing stints in Orlando and Memphis. He is currently the captain of the Enemies franchise in Ice Cube’s BIG 3 League. A legend on the court, his off-court antics are just as legendary. Whether it was his constant hazing of Nick Young, Andray Blatche’s ‘poop-gate’ or the Gun in the Locker Room fiasco, Gilbert was one of the most unique personalities to grace the NBA. He also sponsored professional Halo team, Final Boss, who dominated the MLG Circuit through Halo 2 and Halo 3. These days, Gilbert has his own podcast entitled the ‘No Chill Podcast’. He goes in-depth about the various indiscretions of his NBA career and talks hoops with his guests the only way Gilbert can. A legendary figure on and off the court, Hibachi embodies the definition of a LO-FI ‘Real Hooper’. Peep LO-FI Magazine’s exclusive ‘Real Hooper’ Mix as well as other essential Hibachi highlights below:

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