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League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Posted on: June 8, 2011 4:14 pm
Edited on: June 8, 2011 4:54 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Gilbert Arenas' return to Twitter was pretty much a godsend for sportswriters and fans. Nobody is more candid, wacky, clever and borderline crazy than Arenas, so bottling him up into 140 characters or less is a sure thing for good results.

Kind of like Charlie Sheen with a shoe deal. Or something.

Except that sometimes he crosses a line. At least a line the league has set. It didn't take long, but according to the Orlando Sentinel, the NBA fined Arenas for comments he made on Twitter.

The league didn't specify for how much or what tweets he was fined for, but take your pick, I guess. In between uploading pictures of his fishing trips, Arenas has made a couple of potentially derogatory comments about women. That could've done the trick.

Arenas took to Twitter (of course) to vent about the fine.
"yesthe nba has fined me....for being to i can give you the shoes for FREE but gotta charge you for the jokes... i cant believe i got do i explain this to the lady at the bank...this is gonna take another 40mins... or i could just write a check and if theres a lockout just cancel the check it and maybe they will forget.....i think that will work.."

Arenas, who's never been one to take himself seriously, continued to make light of the situation in his next Twitter messages: "its okay it all evens it self out..i get fined from the stealing cable from my bam bam jackpot...hahaha".
I find it a little strange, though, because other players have said similar things or worse on their accounts. Arenas was either singled out or caught. I'm sure that's why he's a bit frustrated.

The Magic didn't comment on it. But that's just Gilbert, I guess. It was only a matter of time before he got himself in trouble. Gilbert Arenas unfiltered and unedited is fun for us but bad for his bank account.


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Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:37 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

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League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

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Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:43 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Gilbert Arenas is completely mis-understood. The Media have nothing to write about outside of The Heat (which is sad because the Mavericks are winning, yet they get a side door to more crap about LeBron James) and NFL lockouts and boring crap about Tiger Woods. Gilbert Arenas doesn't owe anyone anything, yet we all feel it's our duty to say he sucks because someone offered to pay him a lot of money to play basketball, which has been severly limited due to injuries, which isn't anything he can help. Haters.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:14 am

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Personally I dont think he should be fined. Im not sure what was said and dont really care. However atleast the NBA donates the fine to charity. Look at from this point of view your local/State goverments are ripping you off for traffic violations. They dont donate to charity they just keep it for their own wasteful spending.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 10:12 am

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Arena is the typical immature athlete who never really grows up.  All of s udden he will be 45 and still have the mindset of a 16 year old boy. 

Making money for playing a sport sometimes stunts a persons maturity.  Arenas has always been one of those people. 

In a couple of years Arenas will be out of the league and nobody will care..the sad thing is though he will still act like a little boy needing attention.   Sad...

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:48 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

1% interest doesnt make him that much in the bank per month.  Thats not how you calculate it. 

Anyway he is a moron.

Since: Jan 18, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:30 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Gilbert Arenas made $17,730,694 for the 2010/2011 season. Why do you think he actually cares about a $10,000 or even a $50,000 fine. $17,730,694 sitting in a savings acount at only 1% interest makes him $177,306.94 per month. His tweets are awsome and very funny. All you people that think he is a clown, your right he is and me makes more in 1 year than you will make in a lifetime. WAY TO GO GILBERT!!!

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:46 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Arenas is a clown of the first order whose best playing days are way behind him. He had a few very good years, and for that he got away with a lot of odd things, most of which didn't even make it in the papers believe it or not. The things that do, are enough for everyone to know he isn't playing with a full deck. Rodman was out there, but behind it all there was a method to his madness. Arenas is just a kook. All that said, it's a free country and as long as he shows up to work and does his job, and doesn't do anything that the league or his team can prove makes them lose money, then I don't agree with being fined for being a clown or saying anything you like on twitter. He represents himself when not in uniform. If he is a clown he is Gilbert the clown. Not Gilbert/NBA clown.

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:59 pm

League fines Gilbert Arenas for Twitter comments

Guys like him and that stupid contract are why their gonna get locked out.  Who cares its THUG BALL..The nba. Go away

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:50 pm
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