The one thing I will never do is tell another man how to spend his money. I surely wouldn’t want anyone telling me how to spend the $257 in my checking account currently.
If Gilbert Arenas was to house “Jaws” in his backyard, more power to him.
According to court records obtained by the Washington Post, this lifestyle:
There’s a lot about how Arenas spent his money, based on her understanding of the household finances: “he states he makes 1.5 million per month,” read the notes. Arenas lavished plenty on their Great Falls home, dropping $100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 “per car” washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto. His sharks are expensive: $5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.
He was extravagant when it came to toys for the children — ages 5, 4 and 2 — buying a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz electric car, and dropping between $30,000 and $40,000 during a shopping spree at FAO Schwartz
At least he is spending lavishly on his kids, whereas some athletes don’t even acknowledge their children.
My only hope is that Arenas is saving some of his money, I hate to see situations like Antoine Walker where a player blows over 100 million to keep up with their shark and mink fetishes.
Arenas’ contract runs through 2014 and nothing suggests by that time he will be in a position to command another huge contract (for some reason I think he will end up in Turkey).
Arenas was able to escape having his contract voided after his Dirty Harry routine, I just hope some of that money he keeps in the chamber.