Video: Gilbert Arenas puts up $100,000 for shootout with Nick Young, then hits 95 out of 100 shots even after Young bails
Former All-Star Gilbert Arenas has never been one to shy away from confrontation. During his NBA tenure, Arenas was known for trash-talking anyone who came his way, no matter how good of a player he was up against. One of Arenas’ most publicized moments came when he refused to back down to a teammate who lost money to him and ended up having a gun pulled on him in his own locker room.
It seems like Arenas hasn’t changed even though he hasn’t played in the league in years. The ex-Wizards guard was challenged by former teammate Nick Young to a friendly 3-point shootout, and Arenas brought $100,000 in cash to the gym for whomever prevailed.
Young is a career 38 percent 3-point shooter, so surely Swaggy P wouldn’t turn down the chance to make some extra cash and show off his jumper? In the end, Young didn’t show up to participate in the bet. It’s a good thing he didn’t, because he would more than likely be out $100,000.
Arenas showed up to the gym and amazingly drained 95 out of the 100 shots he put up:
In classic Arenas fashion, the guard claimed this wasn’t even his best performance, saying:
“I almost beat my old record of 96. I’ve been sitting on the couch watching Netflix for the last m************ four years. And I come out and make 95 out of 100. Let me go back on the couch. They just put ‘Black Panther’ on Netflix.”
It’s clear Arenas can still shoot the ball, but an NBA return is highly unlikely. At 36 years old, it’s questionable how much juice the once tireless guard still has left in his legs. Just don’t try to beat him in a shooting contest.