Gilbert Arenas is returning home to Washington, D.C., tomorrow for his first game back here as a member of the Orlando Magic, and to commemorate the occasion, he's giving interviews in his typical self. A wide-ranging interview with Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller is supposed to air tonight starting at 6 p.m. (here's a preview), which will likely answer many of the harder questions we have about the end of his tenure here.
But if you're looking for the kind of interview that defines Arenas' free-flowing personality, you're not going to do better than his appearance on "The Mike Wise Show With Holden Kushner" on 106.7 The Fan just now. Arenas talked about the end of his Wizards career and the state of the team, but the most entertaining remarks were the ones he made about the current messy split with fiancee Laura Govan. Saying that Govan is trying to "destroy" him, Arenas insinuated that Govan, or someone else, killed his beloved sharks by throwing pennies into the tank.
"She's trying to dignify the blog image [I once had] to make it seem like that's who I am," Arenas said, before later saying that Govan "can't have me, so she's trying to destroy me."
Arenas also said that many athletes have a "drinking problem," that he shoots better in February, March and April because the cold weather is bad for his arthritis and that his thoughts on his old blog were like an actor like Denzel Washington in a movie. Oh, and he also said he expects to get booed and that the Wizards are propping John Wall up as the "white horse that's saving the organization."
More to come...