Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. 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 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 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."
|Born:||January 6, 1982, Tampa, Florida|
|Listed height:||6 ft 3 in|
|Listed weight:||200 lb|
|High school:||Grant (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft:||2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31, Golden State Warriors|
About Gilbert Arenas
High scoring former NBA point guard known as "Agent Zero." A 3-time All-Star with the Washington Wizards from 2005 to 2007, he was also named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2003 during his final season with the Golden State Warriors. He announced his retirement in 2013.
He wanted to be drafted by his favorite team, the New York Knicks, but fell to the Golden State Warriors at 30th overall instead.
After his run with the Wizards, which ended in 2010, he had brief stints with the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies before joining the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese professional league in 2012.
He previously dated Laura Govan, with whom he had four children: Aloni, Izela, Alijah, and Hamiley.
In 2006, he scored a Wizards franchise record 60 points in an NBA game against Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers.
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