Wilt Chamberlain is the NBA’s ultimate womanizer. The guy claimed he slept with over 20,000 women – another one of his records set in stone. And Gilbert Arenas is one of many who didn’t come close to breaking it.
It’s different because it wasn’t a lot. I got fooled when I came into the NBA. When you come into the NBA, you’re like, ‘The women are going to be coming.’ They didn’t want no second-round player who sat at the end of the bench.Gilbert Arenas,, The No Chill Podcast
Arenas wanted to build that reputation and get to the level where women are throwing themselves at him. But in the meantime, before he reached the NBA stardom, Gil had to go to clubs and search for women. The only issue is, he wasn’t a clubber. So he looked to other NBA greats for advice.
All I can go off of what I hear. Magic Johnson: ‘Don’t have sex before the game.’ A.C. Green didn’t even have sex, but I didn’t want that. This is all the stories we know, so I’m trying to build to be that recognition.Gilbert Arenas,, The No Chill Podcast
And he did, especially during the two-year stretch between ’05 and ’07. But when he was at the peak of his powers, Gilbert’s experience was nowhere near Wilt’s. “Probably 15,” gent Zero said. “For that whole year, probably 15, and it came more in the summer.” It would’ve been more, but Magic’s story handicapped Gil, and he was only left with a window of teams where there were at least two days in between the games. And the 3x All-Star didn’t allow himself to break that rule.
The summer I understand and I understand road trips. But there were some cities like, ‘Nah, I gotta focus.’Gilbert Arenas,, The No Chill Podcast
Michael Cooper, the one who asked Arenas the question, had a whole different experience. “You’re the Lakers,” Gilbert said to the former Defensive Player of the Year. “What you see is not how the rest of the league went.” It’s the same with today’s NBA.
I’m pretty sure Golden State, that’s a magnet team. Lakers, LeBron, that’s a magnet team. Ain’t nobody waiting for Utah or Denver Nuggets. Nobody’s outside waiting for Rudy Gobert; come on, that’s not gonna happen. Nothing against Rudy, but there ain’t a bunch of models waiting for that team. I’m pretty sure Brooklyn Nets when they pop into town, I’m pretty sure – they got a lot of money on that team. Memphis Grizzlies – they probably got two fans out there.Gilbert Arenas,, The No Chill Podcast
Perhaps playing with the Purple and Gold would’ve gotten Arenas closer to Chamberlain. But as of today, his record is yet to be broken. Or at least no one went public with it. We’re waiting on Dennis Rodman to set the bar even higher. Or lower, depending on how you look at it.