The Media’s Love Affair with Gilbert Arenas

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Jarrett Carter in NBA
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First he loved the attention; now he hates it. For those media fools who have tried to make Gilbert Arenas out to be more than a funny Valentine for quotes and sound bytes, the best advice is to love him and leave him alone. We all embraced the hot shooting, wildly honest point guard who came to make us love NBA basketball again. He was the prototype; an honest man with perspectives worth diamonds and pearls in a city of tarnished political brass. Yes, we egged him on in his efforts to be a blog star and yes, we were the ones that cast celebrity on the things that came to matter more than winning and losing. And when his knee rejected the overtures of his game like a scorned lover, weÆll admitted he became a distant lover to us. And now that heÆs back, is there any su ...

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