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08:05 AM ET 10.23 | Agent Zero in China? Gilbert Arenas is nearing an agreement on a one-year contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Arenas, 30, was a three-time All-Star who averaged 20.7 points over 11 seasons for the Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. He was suspended for most of the 2009-10 season after bringing guns to the Wizards' locker room. He averaged 4.2 points and 1.1 assists while playing in 17 games for Memphis last season. Arenas hoped to return to the NBA this season while working out in his hometown of Los Angeles, but no teams expressed interest.

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October 23, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Check Your Weapons At The Door, Bro.

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October 23, 2012  09:32 AM ET

There is no way in the world that there are 300 players better than Gilbert Arenas right now in the NBA.

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October 23, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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its not just about ability- its also about stupidity & baggagesame as when they black balled steph and AI

I know, I know. But as much as ability/talent wins out over baggage and stupidity in sports, I just can't believe that he has to go play in China. Same way I couldn't believe AI couldn't get a job on some team in the league. Now Steph was eating vaseline while making videos online. So I can believe he had to go play in China.

October 23, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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Have you watched Gatling Gun Gil play since his knee surgeries? Sometimes in cold weather he can't even play because of arthritis.

LOL! Even with that, there still aren't 300 players better than him. I just can't bring myself to believe that.

October 23, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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I know, I know. But as much as ability/talent wins out over baggage and stupidity in sports, I just can't believe that he has to go play in China. Same way I couldn't believe AI couldn't get a job on some team in the league. Now Steph was eating vaseline while making videos online. So I can believe he had to go play in China.

That shows more and more teams want character guys on their teams, and not me-me guys.
AI, Steph, Gil all belong to the me-me group plus additional baggage.

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