Gilbert Arenas was served child support papers during halftime of Thursday’s Orlando Magic-Miami Heat game. The California petition was filed by Arenas’ ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Laura Govan. Govan, who is also pregnant with Arenas’ child, claims she was cut off financially from the NBA bad boy and is seeking $109,000 a month in child support or $1.3 million annually.
After the game Arenas’ said: “I don’t pay much attention to it because this is who she is as a person… It’s sad that it has to be in the public’s eye. She gets money. I mean when a girl asks for $100,000 a month and you say no, that doesn’t mean you’re cut off. You’re still getting 20. … That’s the thing that bothers me. She tells the world that she’s not getting money. She gets $20,000 a month.”
$20,000 or not, it looks like you got served!
Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been fined $50,000 for faking an injury. Arenas faked the injury so he could sit out of the Wizards Atlanta Hawks NBA preseason game on Tuesday. After the game, Arenas admitted he faked a knee injury, so he could get teammate Nick Young more playing time. Arenas said:
“I screwed up again, so I just want to say sorry. I wasn’t really thinking that this was going to be another media outburst. It’s like everything I do now, someone, tit for tat, tries to blow it out of proportion.”
Arenas is no stranger to controversy. Last season, Arenas brought a firearm into the Wizards locker room and was suspended for the rest of the season. Seems like Arenas should be worried about getting playing time!
Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr. (pronounced /əˈriːnɨs/; born January 6, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays as a point guard and shooting guard.
Arenas attended Grant High School in Valley Glen, California, 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 (30th pick) by the Golden State Warriors.
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 most often nicknamed “Agent Zero,” but has increasingly been referred to as “Hibachi,” a nod to the small Japanese heating device, which literally translates to “bowl of fire.” Both names have quickly become fan favorites in the Washington area.
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 away from the Washington Wizards to the Orlando Magic.
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