Listen if Gilbert and his almost Basketball Wife Laura Govan like to role play, more power to them. Just understand the NBA is lockout and the season is in serious jeopardy.
Public perception is very important when dealing with leverage and negotiations. While other NBA players are fighting it out with David Stern, seeing Arenas who hasn’t lived up to his guaranteed contract prancing around in Halloween outfits isn’t the best of looks.
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Gilbert Arenas seems like he might be a fun guy to be around. But in the middle of CBA negotiations, is that the best time to have your fiance twitpic you in a tiny cop uniform? Especially considering you were in pimp costume a few days before. That’s got to be on purpose right?
The last CBA (2005) agreement gave birth to the “Allan Houston Clause.” Basically teams where given the chance to wipe a contract (correct a management overpay most likely) from their payroll. That also meant saving on the dollar-per-dollar Luxury tax. If there’s another amnesty clause in this deal, I’m calling it “The Gilbert Arenas” clause.
I have no problem with the attention whoring, but could you save it until after a new CBA is done? I would not be shocked if the Owners show this picture as a reason why they should try to break the players. I don’t like when Owners lockout players, but considering by the time Arenas’ career is done he will have made over $100 million and underachieved greatly I can see why they want to change the existing model.
To be clear I am not blaming Arenas, if they wanted to hand him all that money, I would take it too, but think about the players coming after you that might not be as fortunate thanks to your activities.