Gilbert Arenas went from number 0 to number 6 to number 9…for no apparent reason. This according to Dan Steinberg:
Well, that mystery didn’t last long. The Wizards’ Web site is currently listing Gilbert as No. 9. A basketball source had previously told The Post’s Michael Lee that Gilbert would be 9, and the team has confirmed the switch.
Everyone is speculating on why he settled on number nine, and I’m guessing there are a few theories that will emerge in the near future as to the change…
Possible Reasons Gilbert Arenas Changed Jersey Numbers
- *Insert gun joke here*
- Six upside-down is nine.
- 9 represents the first digit of Javaris Crittenton’s gambling debt to Arenas over card games (he doesn’t forget these things).
- John Wall (2)+Andray Blatche (7)=Gilbert Arenas (9)
- In numerology, the number 9 represents an individual who is philanthropic (he donates to charity, so I can see that), a humanitarian (never thought of as a bad guy, so I’ll give him a pass), and socially conscious. Eh, I’m going to cut him off at the socially conscious part, especially after the gun totting pre-game incident with his teammates which probably extended his suspension last season.
Basically, I don’t care what Gilbert’s reasoning is–he just needs to play basketball again. Like, for an entire season. Once that happens, I’ll be up for the quirky Agent Zero who does random stuff like this. For now, I, and many other Wizards fans, are not in the mood.