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Video: Gilbert Arenas talks on the trade to Magic

Posted on: December 19, 2010 1:46 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

If the Orlando media learned anything today when they spoke with Gilbert Arenas for the first time as a member of the Magic, it's that media availability is going to be a little more fun than usual now.

Arenas was his usual candid self talking about why he didn't feel like he fit in with the Wizards, how this is a new beginning for him and how he's fine coming off the bench.

"I think it was more of a confidence thing with me in that I knew I wasn't the man there any more," Arenas told reporters. "So I guess I was just docile. But now that Otis says you're going to be a main role and just play and be you, I was like OK. So I came out here working out and I feel good."

As far as how he felt like he was the odd man out, he put in a subtle dig at the Wizards.

"I sensed something when I was coming off the bench and the excuse was they needed scoring off the bench and I was like 'where's the scoring from the starting five'?", he said. "But from there I figured they were probably shipping me out because I was playing well and somebody was going to have an interest in me.

"This is a new beginning for me. This is a true new beginning. Going back and changing my number was a new beginning, this is a real new beginning. New city, new people, new team... I get to start fresh."

One thing that was interesting was that Arenas said he complained to Orlando general manager Otis Smith about "coming to get him." Arenas has spent a lot of time in Orlando and even said he grew up a Magic fan, mainly because of Penny Hardaway. And Arenas is going to wear No. 1 because of that.

Despite there apparently being no more Agent Zero because of the number change, Arenas seemed to be a little of his old self in the first interview.

 
Comments

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Video: Gilbert Arenas talks on the trade to Magic

I'm not sure I buy that he's coming off the bench for the Magic. Jameer Nelson cn't hold his jock to start over him. Sorry Jameer, I'm a St. Joe's fan too, but come on bro....this is Agent Zero



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 2:37 pm
 

Video: Gilbert Arenas talks on the trade to Magic

This just sounds exciting.. it just seems like he fits.. I hope there is a ressurgance for Gilbby!



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2010 7:31 am
 

Video: Gilbert Arenas talks on the trade to Magic

Pay no mind to the subtle "Washington sucks" comments to start the interview.



Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Video: Gilbert Arenas talks on the trade to Magic

Please go back to Agent 0 for the Magic


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