Oh, Zero. How you manage to always keep our attention.
Gilbert Arenas has come to be known as one of the most entertaining NBA players in media. He's always got something to say, and most of the time, it's interesting, even if it's a little played out from time to time. He's a character, and in a league that needs them, especially ones that stay out of trouble, he's a blessing of sorts. So it should come as no surprise that there has been discussion of a Gilbert Arenas reality show. In fact, Arenas was kind enough to talk about the idea that been broached with him on a recent appearance on the Big O and Dukes Show (via RealClearSports). Here's what Gil had to say:
"Ya know, it's funny. I got a -- you ever seen the show, 'Rob and Big?' The producers want to do a reality show on me -- the first NBA player to do a reality show. But then I thought about it -- I was like, my life is really not that exciting. Ya know, so, I'm thinking about it, because, ya know, I have players like Nick [Young], who's goofy, so we can do paintball shooting and see who can get hurt on the grotto jumping into the pool..."
So it definitely sounds like there's been some serious talk. And for all of Arenas' wishy-washiness about blogs and attention and whatnot, he loves being in the spotlight. And I'm the first to admit. If he's got a reality show, I'm setting the DVR. Maybe he can take Kwame Brown cake shopping. Or take DeShawn Stevenson to figure out he's not as good as LeBron James. What am I saying? I'd watch it just to see Caron Butler be Caron Butler.
(HT: Awful Announcing)