Gilbert Arenas was Mike Conley's backup in Memphis last season, but the Los Angeles Clippers don't need his help in LA. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Please say Gilbert Arenas with the Los Angeles Clippers Isn't so


There are not many times I panic since I was told countless times times that “everything always works out” when I was younger.

However, when I grew up and became a sports fan, I noticed omethings or some people simply don’t work out and those instances make me freak out — panic. Case in point, Gilbert Arenas doesn’t work out with the Los Angeles Clippers.

I didn’t hear this rumor until I read Alex Groberman’s piece on Opposingviews.com. Groberman wrote he read a rumor about Arenas possibly being on one of the two Los Angeles basketball teams from Larry Brown Sports — who got it from another blog, who got it from another bog, who got it from a mechanic who supposedly talked to Arenas after taking a photo at a gas station.

Whew, that was a dozy.

First of all, I agree with Groberman, there is absolutely no room for Arenas on either the Clippers or the Lakers.

The Clippers have arguably the best point guard in the league in Chris Paul and an above-average backup one-guard in Eric Bledsoe. No reason to have the Clippers’ locker room worry about guns and gambling debts when it doesn’t have to.

The Lakers just traded the Phoenix Suns for Steve Nash and signed him to a three-year deal. Behind him, the Lakers have three valuable point guards in Steve Blake, Chris Duhon and Darius Morris. No reason to put a point guard on the roster who can’t fill it up anymore, when the depth chart is four deep of players, who have put up relatively the same numbers as Arenas the last few years.

He can blame not being wanted on teams because of bum knees. He can blame it on his troubles with the law. Arenas can blame it on his rapidly plummeting on-court production.

Either way you put it — all three if you wish — the 30-year-old should not be a Clipper. If he becomes a Laker, that works for the Clippers, but he definitely can’t be a Clipper because he would only hurt the team whether it be by wasting money on his contract or by polluting the locker room.

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