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Gilbert Arenas explains why he allowed John Wall to lead the Wizards


Gilbert Arenas was the go-to-guy for Washington for the better part of the 2000s, and rightly so, he was a beast. Agent Zero averaged close to 30 points in the 05/06 and 06/07 seasons. He made the All-star team three times and carried the Wizards to the postseason four times during his tenure in DC.

However, the Hibachi would occasionally get into trouble because of his antics both on and off the court. He was a high-maintenance guy, and the Wizards front office thought he was pretty much washed-up when they drafted John Wall as the No.1 pick of the draft. They wanted him out of the picture.

I gave that sh** up, hey bro this your team, here's the keys, don't worry about me. I let that be known, as soon as he came — it's your team, you're the future. I'm just waiting around until they decide to move me and see what they're going to do.

Gilbert Arenas, Fubo Sports

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We're not even going to sit here and do this battle of young versus the old. I've seen that in history already; I know how that plays out; it is not in my favor.

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Ultimately, what happened was Arenas lost the trust of the Wizards front-office, which was probably fed up with some of his off-court stuff and believed the two players couldn't co-exist. Therefore they wanted to make space for the star in the making. We'll see if the move paid off, as Wall has yet to make a serious postseason push with the Wizards.

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