The BIG3 has added another notable name to its roster of players, announcing this morning (via Twitter) that former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas is joining the league for the 2019 season.
Arenas, one of the NBA’s most memorable characters over the last couple decades, hasn’t played in the league since 2011/12, but is still just 37 years old. In 11 NBA seasons, the man known as Agent Zero averaged 20.7 PPG and 5.3 APG, earning three All-Star nods during his time with the Wizards. He also spent time with the Warriors, Magic, and Grizzlies.
In addition to his on-court achievements, Arenas is remembered for an off-court altercation involving then-teammate Javaris Crittenton. The two players brought guns into the Wizards’ locker room and, according to an account from Caron Butler, an argument over gambling debts resulted in Crittenton pointing one of those guns at Arenas. Both players earned lengthy suspensions due to the incident.
The BIG3, a three-on-three league which already featured former NBA players like Baron Davis, Nate Robinson, Rashard Lewis, Carlos Boozer, Stephen Jackson, and Kenyon Martin, has been adding to its player pool in recent weeks. Lamar Odom, Daniel Gibson, C.J. Watson, Steve Blake, Carlos Arroyo, and Royce White are among the newest additions to the BIG3.