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Gilbert Arenas
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Arenas playing for the Magic.
No. 0, 1, 9, 10
Position: Point Guard
Personal information
Full name: Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr.
Born: January 6, 1982 (1982-01-06) (age 39)
Tampa, Florida
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight: 215 lbs (98 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2001 for the Golden State Warriors
Final game: 2012 for the Memphis Grizzlies
Career information
High school: Grant
(Los Angeles, California)
College: Arizona (1999–2001)
NBA Draft: 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career: 2001–2013 (12 years)
Career history
20012003 Golden State Warriors
20032010 Washington Wizards
2010–2011 Orlando Magic
2012 Memphis Grizzlies
2012–2013 Shanghai Sharks
Career highlights and awards

Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. (born January 6, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player.

Arenas attended Grant High School in the Valley Glen district of Los Angeles, and accepted a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona late in his junior year. He entered the 2001 NBA Draft and was selected in the second round (31st pick) by the Golden State Warriors

Arenas became a restricted free agent after the 2002–2003 season, signing with the Washington Wizards, where he flourished into an NBA All-Star

Arenas is a three-time NBA All-Star, three-time member of the All-NBA Teams, and was voted the NBA Most Improved Player in the 2002–03 season. Arenas was nicknamed "Agent Zero", due to his former jersey number and his late-game shot-making ability. He also was nicknamed "Hibachi", a nod to the small Japanese barbequing device, which literally translates to "bowl of fire." Both names quickly became fan favorites during his time in the Washington, D.C. area. He has also been nicknamed "Gilby."

Arenas was suspended for most of the 2009–10 season because of handgun violations stemming from an episode on December 24, 2009, and for subsequent actions that appeared to make light of this episode.

In late 2010, Arenas was traded to the Orlando Magic. After the 2011 NBA lockout, Arenas was the first NBA player to be waived under the "amnesty clause." He signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2011–12 NBA season. Following the end of the season, he signed with Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and played one season before retiring.

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