Was He The COCKIEST NBA Player Ever?! The Story Of Gilbert Arenas

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    At the start of this millennium, the NBA had its fair share of cocky players. Gunners who wanted the ball in their hands as much as possible. Yet, if you can back your words with your play, it’s anything but criticism. It’s not a secret that Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson were among the league leaders in points per game in part because they had the belief they could score every time they were on offence. Yet, one player may have topped even their level of cockiness. Enter Gilbert Arenas. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.

    The 2012 NBA draft wasn’t the first time that the Golden State Warriors managed to find a player in the second round that would prove at least a better fit and, at most, a better player than the player in the first round. Taking Draymond Green with the 35th selection in 2012 after Harrison Barnes had come seventh and Festus Ezeli 30th can be considered the younger cousin of what transpired in 2001.

    In that year’s draft, the Dubs, who had finished 17-65, took Jason Richardson with the seventh pick. Don’t get me wrong, Richardson had a more than solid stint in the Bay Area, averaging more than 18.5 points per game there five and a half seasons.

    Yet, at the start of the second round, the Warriors took Gilbert Arenas, who had averaged 15.8 points at the university of Arizona.

    Agent Zero had decided on that jersey number in college because, as he said, “zero is the number of minutes people predicted I would play my freshman year in college.”

    Entering the league Arenas had a solid first season statistically, especially by second-round rookie standards. With averages of 10.9 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 steals, while hitting 34.5% of his three-point attempts. His 32 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 21 2002 didn’t make many headlines, mostly because the Dubs lost that game and because the team was once again awful, ending that season with a 21-61 record. However it did show that Gilbert had potential.

    Arenas’ rookie campaign showed a lot of promise. So, when new Head Coach Eric Musselman came in the summer of 2002, he made the guard a starter, a decision that would have major consequences.

    Agent Zero justified the Coach’s trust in the best way possible. Starting all 82 games, the guard’s production increased so much that even the casual NBA fan now knew his name. Arenas averaged 18.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.7 boards per game, and even slightly improved his three-point accuracy despite attempting almost 4 threes per contest.

    Somewhat ironically, his best game that year may have come against the Washington Wizards, which included Michael Jordan in his final year. Arenas gave Jordan’s team all they could handle, scoring 41, including 4 three pointers, in a Warriors victory, while adding 6 boards and five assists. And that’s not by accident. Check out the interaction that MJ and Gilbert had, that he still remembers to this day.
    Knowing what we know now, you can see why Arenas was particularly motivated against MJ.

    Back to the 2002-2003 season. Though the Warriors had a solid, by their standards at the time, 38-44 record, they once again missed the playoffs. Arenas, however, at an individual level, was starting to live the dream. He received the NBA Most Improved Player Award and had several months prior been named Most Valuable Player of the Rookie-Sophomore game during All-Star Weekend.

    Because he was a second-round pick, the capped-out Warriors were unable to match Washington’s six-year, $64 million offer to Arenas, who had completed his two-year rookie contract.

    The so-called Gilbert Arenas rule would be introduced several years later to prevent such situations in the future.

    Agent Zero, for his part, had decided on heading to Washington after he’d reportedly flipped a coin to determine whether he would join the Wizards or Clippers.

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Do one on Dwyane Wade next. Most underrated superstar of all time

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https://youtu.be/zffaeNtXZOE

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French Fry in your McDonalds Bag

So...we just gonna disrespect Larry 🐦? Ight imma head out

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BE

from what i heard the guns were BB guns. pellets NOT bullets

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Joe Von

This video liked itself

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Zyon
Zyon

Man, you're the lost prophet of NBA? Latrell , Tim Thomas, Gilbert Arenas... I love it!!

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Diesel patches is a big gay

Love hibachi

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Haks Hustle
Haks Hustle

Yes because he was extremely good and he’s let you know about it not only verbally but with his style of play at that time. A lot of the shit he was doing at the time such as pulling up from logos wasn’t the norm and you were crazy to even dare to try some shit like that, coaches would crucify you for a lot of the “ballsy” shit Gilbert did but he was so confident with his abilities due to his work ethic & definitely had some level of arrogance that allowed him to feel comfortable doing what he did😂

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Joseph Van Horn
Joseph Van Horn

Gilbert was Harden before it was cool to be Harden.

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sulaiman Khan
sulaiman Khan

Aka Nick yungs uncle

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Geo Bois
Geo Bois

Gilbert Arenas...the very first James Harden.

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Baby Goats 83
Baby Goats 83

They did have the same body type and haircut 🤣😅😂

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Opochtli
Opochtli

Subscribed!

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lj laureta
lj laureta

used him in 2k bro deym🔥

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Alex Sinscere
Alex Sinscere

Agent 0 was a killer!!!

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sed cam349
sed cam349

I would have been happy if he said BJ Armstrong or Steve Kerr but Randy Brown

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Black Raven Solutions WA
Black Raven Solutions WA

Stephen, again great stuff! Thanks

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morsteen
morsteen

He traveled at 1:45

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Dwart Farquart
Dwart Farquart

Bird was awful cocky but Gilbert was louder. Both were super funny.

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john c
john c

in 2006 team USA didn't win gold. They lost to greece, took bronze home.

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aight ima headout#0002
aight ima headout#0002

He sounds like he was a good but he just had bad teams

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Lamoni Mita
Lamoni Mita

Prime Iverson, Kobe, Tmac, Shaq, Arenas and younger Lebron would be averaging 50ppg in today's game.

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Leo Collins-Janssen
Leo Collins-Janssen

yeaaaaaaaaa, no

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AYO B
AYO B

I think it was obviously the knee

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Ligmatosis
Ligmatosis

Larry bird

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Jonathon Lang
Jonathon Lang

Back when my Wizards were actually really good. That's funny though I never knew that Randy Brown/Jordon story lol

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Michal Dobrzynski
Michal Dobrzynski

who was the blackest?

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Vasileios Katsardis
Vasileios Katsardis

The US did not win the gold medal in 2006 - they lost from Greece in the semi-finals. Great episode though

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BleezyB TBL
BleezyB TBL

Imagine if Gilbert Arenas was able to start his career on the Wizards. Think about who was on the roster that year and who could’ve mentored him

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kemeda
kemeda

MJ is the goat. There is an universe between him and the closest one. Btw... to those saying « he dropped 40 on a 40 years old MJ »... I mean, when you step into the arena, anything goes. As the ultimate competitor to ever play the game, MJ knew it better than anyone else. You don’t give a fuck about who stand against you, their age, if they play injured, etc. Go at their throat. Killer instinct. This is what it is. He dropped 40 on MJ. Period.

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Nils Iwens
Nils Iwens

I closed the video when the publicity started

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JuLian HGH
JuLian HGH

What up Stepan?! Best Bball chanel on the tube!

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Mike Scott
Mike Scott

Afro Gil doesn't get enough love !!

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Allen Duncan
Allen Duncan

As much as I hate to say it you have to be cocky in the NBA as a superstar otherwise why play most of the greats were cocky talked trash so what's wrong with agent zero when he does its basketball its something this generation of basketball lacks guys dont want to beat the other bad enough to the point they fight tooth nail they just leave and go to a better team if anything Gilbert was underrated or never really got the respect in my opinion he deserved the guy was a dog and if you're a dog you're going to let the opponent know if you cant take it you're not built for sports period it's going to be things said to get in the other guys head there's going to be guys going at it and if you dont play to be the best why play or do anything if you don't believe you're the best or give 100 percent that's just what competition is

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Grampa Cucaracha

agent zero swag on that shot at the end!

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All About Compilation

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KCK08 Bro
KCK08 Bro

The hibachi himself!!

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Carl Bra på basket
Carl Bra på basket

Rip

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SuperTDSmith
SuperTDSmith

I haven't seen anyone spin a basketball on finger in years

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dani molinagarau
dani molinagarau

I mean when the man drops 40 and 60 on MJ and Kobe, even though he wasn't remembered as much as they are, he reserved the RIGHT to be cocky

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boy Afrika
boy Afrika

Heat check really wants MJ to make this personal

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DTec27
DTec27

He was the James Harden of the mid 2000s.

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Jaime Enrique Cruz
Jaime Enrique Cruz

Hibachi!

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Tha UndaDogg
Tha UndaDogg

Larry Bird was...

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Harley Peterson
Harley Peterson

"Hey Gil, wanna go shoot som- woah I was gonna say hoops dude, put the gun down"

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FervenC
FervenC

😭😭😭Jordan and his psychological mind games

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Spartan Realah
Spartan Realah

We can talk Curry , Dame but this is the guy that is changed the shooting game

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Real Montana
Real Montana

Jordan seen his build and the number and just said Randy Brown smh

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Richard Ransom
Richard Ransom

The Injury wasn’t his fault but the Gun incident was his fault.

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Theo Tsemo
Theo Tsemo

2006 USA didn't won the gold. Finished 3d . Greece beat USA at the semifinals. Spain won the gold

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Shayne Hunter
Shayne Hunter

Randy brown the ego has landed.

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JJ J
JJ J

Sorry but draymond aint better than barnes. You can tell ne all the accolades, but stop hyping him up. He’s a bench player at most on any other team

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Ace Cortez

Anyone who heard something weird on how he said Heat Check here? 0:31 HAHAHA love you Stefan.

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justinjones143
justinjones143

the hibachi... agent zero.... no chill G

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Ryan Nicolas
Ryan Nicolas

1:50 refs were already dumb back then

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chd39
chd39

Gilbert was a bad man it was so fun watching him in his prime miss those days

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kagiso segami
kagiso segami

Gilbert was cross between Damian Lillard and John Wall before his knee injuries truly a great basketball talent plus his IQ is crazy high

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kagiso segami
kagiso segami

Habachi 😭😭

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Memito Ruiz
Memito Ruiz

Yes I remember this dude, there was a two or three year window where he was a Superstar.

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Quintin Groves
Quintin Groves

Good video Q food reviews god bless

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Meliodas 2k
Meliodas 2k

I thought he said Gilbert Aanus

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Stazia Kibera

Sinister cause presents the serpent and the rainbow on YouTube

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mustang 67
mustang 67

How about Larry bird...

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Anthony Evans
Anthony Evans

He was the pistol cockiest 🔫

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marlow.e ncna
marlow.e ncna

My Fave What IF

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Patrick star
Patrick star

I can’t be the only person to go back and check that coach last name at 2:04

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Nathan Lawson
Nathan Lawson

Loved Agent Zero You should do a video on Antwan Jamison, the UNLUCKIEST player in basketball history. Played with Vince Carter at UNC, avg 20/10 most of his career, but played with the least talent next to him of any player ever.

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Pippen Ain't Easy
Pippen Ain't Easy

The Wizarders lmao who else caught that

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Miguel López
Miguel López

Bear Down Baby RIP Coach Lute Olson

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jin mori
jin mori

Stop advertising stupid things

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Who Got Game
Who Got Game

He put 41 on MJ and lost 😂

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YFN Redd
YFN Redd

Gilbert and Dwight Would’ve been Crazy!?!?

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Adam Muhammad
Adam Muhammad

Arenas and J.Rich could be good backcourt.

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Jaylen Straughn
Jaylen Straughn

🔫🔫

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ʎllǝs dɯoƆ 2k
ʎllǝs dɯoƆ 2k

What can I say Gilbert’s a real shooter👀

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Alex Pajakowski
Alex Pajakowski

How can u call him cocky if he was scoring 50 to 60 points when he was being cocky

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Malik Amaru Bey
Malik Amaru Bey

Confident u mean

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4evaOdie- Topic
4evaOdie- Topic

not only was he cocky but he backed it up most of the time.

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iLL wiLL
iLL wiLL

The concentration to spin the ball & explain the video is impressive 🔥

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Joey Skar
Joey Skar

Do a video on Rex Chapman. The dude dropped 39 on the Bulls in 1995 when they went 72-10. The Heat only had 8 active players on their roster just to make it even crazier. Rex went 9 for 10 from 3 and helped the Heat get the W. Just that game alone deserves a review.

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The Admiral
The Admiral

Agent Zero is a tough Player from a tough family ..his cousin Javier was in the NFL laying the smack down as well

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Ralph Laganzon
Ralph Laganzon

Arenas without shooting is John wall

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Sakata Gintoki
Sakata Gintoki

When I heard cockiest player? I thought of MJ

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Shijj死
Shijj死

Imagine sponsoring for a video but he advertised your product while spinning a ball. Fair enough

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fufu lemon
fufu lemon

This is heat chECk

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-ISaucingOnU -
-ISaucingOnU -

Did he say 111b dollar deal??!

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Sesil azarp
Sesil azarp

And that's why you never flip a coin

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MODULAR PERFORMANCE RACING
MODULAR PERFORMANCE RACING

Agent 0 it is a great player

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YanYenXtinMacy Agda
YanYenXtinMacy Agda

Cocky jud? Di man gane kaau na motingog sa interview.. cocky na nuon..

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Formerly Rabbi God Jr
Formerly Rabbi God Jr

So Gilbert never got passed the first round in any season.

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TheWarGod12
TheWarGod12

If u make all the ads like that imma never skip

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Krazy Nugg3t
Krazy Nugg3t

that ending tho... 14:11

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Milton Brayboy
Milton Brayboy

🎯The NBA is lucky he got gone. He would've been a problem for his era. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇

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Jae
Jae

I remember him out scoring my entire high school team when Grant played us. My homie had to guard him and it was so embarrassing lol

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Felix
Felix

There's a video of Jamal Crawford playing in a rec league. He dribbles down the clock with a tied score in the 4th, shoots a 3, and then turns around and leaves the gym while the ball is still in the air. Swish. That's the cockiest basketball thing i've ever seen.

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Crai Zei
Crai Zei

Wtf jacksepticeye i thought ur content was gaming?????

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P. Wang
P. Wang

Look at stephan, making ads interesting

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CHUCKK 2 FUEGO
CHUCKK 2 FUEGO

Crazy someone else injured Gilbert Arenas smh

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Mike Villegas
Mike Villegas

Didn’t he also blaze a trail by not HAVING an agent when he inked that Wizards deal?

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Kentoy De Leon
Kentoy De Leon

yow goat cmon man lets keep it under 5mins 😑

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Doug the Pug
Doug the Pug

i hated him so much as a kid, cuz he was so good. and he hit that game winner on my bulls. now he one of my favorites ever

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Brian Slowik

What's popin

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