Of course, Arenas, who says that he’s given over $100,000 to D.C. school while he played for the Washington Wizards and that he gave away $300,000 worth of shoes to needy kids, didn’t mention his own stupidity got him drummed out of the NBA.
You may remember that Arenas was suspended in 2010 when he and Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton pulled multiple guns on each other during a dispute over a card game on Christmas Eve of 2009. Arenas pled guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in 2012 and served two years of probation.
The NBA suspended him for 50 games and he last played in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. (Arenas still collects a lucrative NBA contract and will through 2015, he said recently.) Crittenton was also suspended and was ultimately released by the Wizards, his last NBA team. In 2013, he was indicted on murder charges in Georgia.
Arenas has four children with longtime girlfriend Gloria Govan, who appeared on Basketball Wives: LA. Her sister Laura Govan is married to L.A. Clipper Matt Barnes and was also part of the Basketball Wives franchise.