Gilbert Arenas on Kobe Bryant Game, Carmelo Anthony, Mavs, Lakers, Raptors & Big3
Gilbert Arenas spoke with Fanatics View during his time in Dallas as a part of the Big 3 final regular-season game.
The former three All-Star with the Washington Wizards talked about a variety of different topics. Such as his 60 point game against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 17, 2006.
He also spoke about where Carmelo should sign next season and why Dallas can’t land big-name free agents.
“The NBA is designed for players not to leave. You know, if I’m sitting at 250 (million) here, and the Mavs can only offer me 190, that’s 60 million. You know this is not a big enough market for me to make it up outside of basketball. So that’s why LA’s always had the advantage, New York’s always had the advantage, Chicago, because they can make it up in off the court money, in shoo money. Because you know in the big market, your shoe money doubles that big.”
As for Melo, he should to the Lakers and be “the closer” for them in the last five minutes.
“Go to the Lakers where you might come off the bench, but you are going to be the first option in the fourth quarter because that is what they are going to need from Melo. They need a 6’9 guy that can open up the floor, play your iso basketball, and that helps the rest of the Lakers. LeBron passes to everyone else, and you play iso basketball it all works. He goes to Houston, and after ten games he is gone. Melo needs to be in a position where the last five minutes of the game, he is the go-to guy. If you are not the go-to guy, what are you on the court for because don’t have any other skill to be used. You are a fourth-quarter last five-minute iso guy that is your skill.”