November 27, 2007, - 1:25 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On this site, I’ve frequently said that I think too often our society is down on men and fathers. But I’ve also pointed out that, when it comes to celebs, our country is all too ready to give bad celeb fathers a pass. Draft dodger and deadbeat parent Ted Nugent is Exhibit A. But NBA Star Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards is down there with him.
This guy–who is on the bench and not playing for three months due to injury–gets the nomination for Father Of The Year. Get a load of what he writes on his blog on the NBA’s official website. Is this really the kind of thing the NBA condones? Sadly, yes. OY! Double OY!:
For the road trip, I’ll probably stick around D.C. and rehab, unless it’s a long one and I’ll go just to get out of the house. I don’t know.
I’m going to stay positive this time, because feeling sorry for myself didn’t work last time. It just kind of hurt that everything I did this summer really meant nothing, to the point where I’m rehabbing again. I guess I was doing too much. I wasn’t giving myself enough time to let my muscles heal. Running bleachers, riding bikes and doing all that stuff was just a little too much.
You know what? When stuff goes bad it goes bad. I just broke up with my girlfriend and I don’t get to see my kids for a while because of the breakup.
That happened right before those two games last week. I was so happy, went out and performed well with 30 and 11 and came back the next night with 28 and I was thinking, “Oh yeah, it was her that was bringing my spirits down . . .”
Now she’s back in California. You ask for space, you know, because everything feels closed in . . . the house is dirty, the kids are drawing on the walls and on the couches and you’re thinking, “Oh man, I can’t do this. I’m not playing well and I’m coming home to all this.”
So you ask for space and now you got clean walls, clean furniture and you’re lonely.
And now you got to sit out three months. Oh man. I guess it has to get bad so it can get good.
I’m not talking to my girlfriend. There’s a thing, “Watch what you say,” sometimes. She said, “I don’t want you to call me. I don’t want you to ask me about the kids. We’re going to do this on our own.”
So, I decided, “OK.”
Some things, if you don’t mean them, don’t say them.
Now she’s mad that I’m not returning her calls. I guess she’s mad actually, I don’t know. Me and her brother are very cool so he goes, “Why don’t you just talk to her?”
“Well, she just told me last week not to call her.”
She told me I needed to start paying attention and listening from now on, now I’m paying attention and listening.
Oh, and I almost forgot the best part, which sounds like the perfect utterance of the perfect family man. Did you ever hear of “My Girl Power” or “Operation Gilbert Arenas”? No, it’s not a new feminist group of NBA fans or his knee operation:
My Girl Power
I know everybody has been hearing about my Girl Power group. If you didn’t know, I have a group of women that follow me around the world wearing shirts that say “Operation Gilbert Arenas.” Oh man, that’s when you know you’ve made it. Our security guard, Jackie Miles, told me. He was like, “Yeah, you know, we have these ladies out here with the best shirts in the world. They’ve been following you from city to city just trying to get you to notice them.”
They had on these shirts with “Operation Gilbert Arenas” on them with little diamonds and everything. It was kind of funny. I guess they already had one lady picked out to get the jersey and everything, so I gave it to her.
I don’t think any other athletes have “Operation” anything.
Well, gee, aren’t you da’ man? Shout out to the idiot-ettes of Operation Gilbert Arenas. And I hope you’re all on birth control. Gee, I wonder why his girlfriend and mother of his kids won’t talk to him.
Dude, Grow The Hell Up! Who needs “Days of Our Lives,” when you can have “Eons of Arenas”?
More proof that multi-millionairism doesn’t buy you class. This guy is like the Black Britney Spears. A total mess.
This is the NBA. “I Love This Game.”
PS: Wonder what his kids wrote on the walls. Maybe, “Where’s my daddy?” Or, “Do I have a daddy?”
Arenas calls himself, “Agent Zero.” More like, Complete Zero.
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