NEWSFLASH: Gilbert Arenas Is Frivolous

This is a sad story, and we’re only getting one side of it, but WaPo’s Reliable Source sifted through nine pages of legal notes taken from Gil’s ex, the mother of his three children who’s pregnant with a fourth. The documents are supposed to be confidential, and there’s some bad stuff in there (e.g. “He would state ‘you had [the kids] you watch them.'”), but it’s Gilbert, so there’s some silly stuff too.

Included in the notes are shocking examples of the artist formerly known as Agent Zero’s lavish expenses, both on his things and his children. A sampling of the standouts:

Care for his Great Falls home: “$100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 “per car” washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto.”

Care for his sharks: “$5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.”

Toys for his kids: “a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz electric car, and dropping between $30,000 and $40,000 during a shopping spree at FAO Schwartz.”

For the math impaired, that’s $78,000 per year spent on sharks. Though, as Ball Don’t Lie noted, Gilbert’s last two contracts totaled $175 million. Still.

A $60,000 train set? An $8,000 toy car? For kids ages 5 and under? What do you even do with those once they’re done with them? Toddlers discard stuff in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. And I don’t know that Once Upon a Child takes play vehicles with resale values in excess of actual cars.

But, you know, there’s another child on the way. I hope it enjoys hand-me-downs, and I hope Gil and his girl get things squared away for the little squirt. It wouldn’t cost a thing.

10 thoughts on “NEWSFLASH: Gilbert Arenas Is Frivolous”

  1. Gil is a good guy at heart. Stop hatin’ You guys act like life is all rosey at your own homes but he is human just as we are just more priveledged financially. What does Donald Trump spend or Jerry Buss?

  2. Lennie you are an ignorant ass. This is a perfect example of why 60 percent of all NBA and NFL players are BROKE after retirement. Gil has always had maturity issues among other things. He has never really matured. He is just another in a long line of pampered athletes who just don’t get it. I guess you are the kind of guy that would put GHETTO RIMS on a Bentley. Lennie go to your room that you share with your brother in your moms apartment. Oh and did I leave out that you are sleeping in a twin bed that you have had for over 20 yrs. You are a LOSER.

  3. Hey Dirk who the hell are you too critize anyone, you sound like the one who spends time in bed…. not with hot women(as your name would portrey) but most likely with your 16 year old girl. Obviously you never had sort of money to spend….due mainly to your mom working the corner and your sister’s lack of a gag refelx which……first of all if u got money to buy anything its no one else’s fucking business but when you go around and steal kinda like your 5 minute father tought you then it’s your biz

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