Who is Gilbert Arenas?
Gilbert Arenas is an American former professional basketball player who used to play as a point guard for the Chinese professional basketball team, Shanghai Sharks in the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association). His professional basketball career started when he was selected via the NBA Draft of the year 2001 by the American professional basketball team, Golden State Warriors. He was known for his ability to score late-game shots and was also given the nickname of ‘Agent Zero’ with the jersey number 0.
|Full Name||Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr.|
|Date Of Birth||January 6, 1982|
|Birth Place||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Parent(s)||Mary Francis Robinson|
Gilbert Arenas Sr.
|Spouse||Laura Govan (2002-2014)|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Net Worth||US $135 million|
Arenas were born on 6 January 1982 to his mother, Mary Francis Robinson, and to his father, Gilbert Arenas Sr. He was born in Tampa, Florida, and got raised in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. He was abandoned by his mother when he was very young and his custody was taken by his father who used to work in an auto parts store located in Tampa. Unfortunately, his mother passed away on 13 March in Miami. Besides this, Gilbert Arenas is currently 38 years old with the zodiac sign of Capricorn.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Gilbert Arenas retains an American nationality and refers to the black ethnicity. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93m/193cms) tall and weighs around 96kgs (212lbs). Gilbert has a muscular body type with a combination of black colored eyes and black colored hair.
Gilbert Arenas used to study in the Ulysses S. Grant High School situated in Los Angeles, California, and completed his high-school from there. For further education, he went to the University of Arizona situated in Tucson, Arizona. He was interested in basketball from a young age and used to play basketball during his high-school days as well as his college days.
Gilbert Arenas Wife & Kids
Gilbert Arenas dated and married Laura Govan in 2002. The couple got baptized with four kids– two sons, Aloni Arenas, and Alijah Arenas, and two daughters, Hamley Arenas and Izela Arenas. The couple stayed together till 2014 and separated.
Gilbert Arenas is actively running on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@no.chill.gil) has over 891 thousand followers and his YouTube channel (No Chill Productions) has over 99 thousand subscribers. He was fined by the NBA for an inappropriate Tweet made from his Twitter account (@Agentzeroshow) which has not been verified yet.
Golden State Warriors
Gilbert Arenas made his debut as a freshman with the American professional basketball team, Golden State Warriors in the 2001-2002 season. He appeared for a total of 47 games that season and scored an average of 10.9 points per game with an average of 3.7 assists per game. Likewise, he played a career-high 82 games in the 2002-2003 and the final season with the Golden State Warriors and scored an average of 18.3 points per game with an average of 6.3 assists per game.
Gilbert Arenas left the Golden State Warriors and joined another American professional basketball team, Washington Wizards. In the debut season of 2003-2004 with the Washington Wizards, he played a total of 55 games in which he scored an average of 19.6 points per game with an average assist of 5.0. In the 2004-2005 and the 2005-2006 season, he played a total of 80 games each with an average of 25.5 points and career-high 29.3 points per game with an average assist of 5.1 and 6.1 respectively.
Similarly, he played with the Washington Wizards for five more seasons with the highest of 28.4 points per game and 10.0 assists per game before being transferred to another American professional basketball team, Orlando Magic. In the 2005 playoffs with the Washington Wizards, he had an impressive 23.6 points per game with 6.2 assists per game.
Likewise, in the 2006 playoffs, he scored an average of 34 points per game and had 5.3 average assists to his name. In the 2008 playoffs, he had 10.8 average points per game with 2.8 average assists per game.
Gilbert Arenas joined Orlando Magic in the year 2010 and during the 2010 and 2011 season with the Magic, he played a total of 49 games in which he had an average of 8.0 points per game and 3.2 assists per game. He played a single season with Orlando Magic before being transferred to another American professional basketball team, Memphis Grizzles. He appeared in the playoffs of the year 2011 with the Grizzles and had 8.6 points per game with 2.4 assists per game.
Gilbert Arenas joined the professional team of Memphis Grizzles on 20 March 2012 and played for a single season of the year 2011-2012. He appeared for a total of 17 games with the team in which he had an average of 4.2 points per game and 1.1 assists per game. Likewise, in the playoffs, he appeared for a total of 7 games and had 3.0 average points per game with 0.2 average assists per game.
Gilbert Arenas joined the Chinese professional basketball team, Shanghai Sharks on 19 November 2012 and competed in the league, Chinese Basketball Association. In the 2012-2013 season with the Sharks, he played a total of 14 games and had an average of 24.9 points per game with 6.8 average assists per game.
Gilbert Arenas has won the NBA All-Star for three consecutive years in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Likewise, he was in the All-NBA Second Team once in 2007 and All-NBA Third Team once in 2005 and once in 2006. He was also awarded the NBA Most Improved Player award in the year 2003 and was the NBA All-Star Rookie/Sophomore Game MVP in the year 2003.
Gilbert Arenas earned a lot of name and fame during his basketball career and certainly with it came to a good amount of fortune. As of the year 2020, the former basketball player has an approximate net worth of $135 million.