This whole Gilbert Arenasthing has been hashed and rehashed to a very lengthy degree so far today. Speculation from possible trades, to what will happen to Arenas's contract, to how long exactly he will be out. Let me just say here and now, the guy is an idiot and deserves what he is getting. I understand people make mistakes, i understand others have made similar mistakes, however no one has really had the balls to throw the situation in the face of everyone by making light of it. He is getting what he deserves in my opinion.
However, this is not what this post is about. Arenas signed a 6yr $111million contract and guess what, he is only in year two of that contract. He is the face of there franchise, he is the engine of there race car, Wiz fans love him,he plays hard and is a very good player, borderline superstar. Some will argue he is a full blown superstar, (i dont think that myself and lets agree to disagree if you feel differently) Washington made the decision go invest in Gilbert, he was rewarded for his play and effort, he was seen as a shining light that would lead the Wiz out of the cess pool they were in and into the light of glory. Does any of this seem familiar?
It should because its a mirror image of Brandon Roy, i don't mean the player i mean the situation. Everything i stated about Arenas above can also be stated of Brandon. Does anyone even believe Roy would ever put himself into this type of situation? If you do you know nothing of the man. I feel bad for the Wiz i truely do, they had there big three, they played well together, and i saw them as a challenger in the east a year or two back, even this year i remember thinking "man if the wizards stay healthy they will be tough." Our guy is a completely different cat than Gilbert, thank the lord. He is a settled, MATURE, down to earth, NON THUG, type person. I doubt he feels the need to carry a gun let alone be a complete freaking moron and take it into the locker room of the Rose Garden and boast about how its bigger than your team mates. I guess if he was that way Z-bo and him would have gotten along great instead of Roy chewing Z-bo's butt for being a douche.
How lucky we are, yes our season has been ROUGH, yes we have our issues, but we have a superstar that will not be in this kind of situation, we have a great foundation, we have alot to be happy about, most of all, we should be happy about Brandon freaking Roy. Thanks for all you do Brandon! Keep it up man!