Your Questions Answered About Gilbert Arenas's 25th Birthday Party

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The Wizards' Arenas at his celebrity-filled birthday party. (Amy Argetsinger -- The Washington Post)

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By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

So Gilbert Arenas celebrated his 25th birthday with approximately 7,500 of his closest friends at Love nightclub. Why?

Good question. The offbeat Wizards star has never been a big partyer. Yet in this season of his breakout success on the court, Arenas has expressed some hunger to emerge as a crossover superstar whose name extends beyond D.C. and the NBA. On his blog he describes his plan for "The Takeover": "This is the time where, you know, me as a person is gonna get bigger."

How did Gil make his entrance?

Around 12:30 a.m., he drove his Lamborghini convertible into the concert tent and right up to the stage.

Who was there?

In addition to host Diddy and performers Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, The Game and T.I. (who tried his hand at bartending in the VIP lounge), guests included rappers Doug E. Fresh and Fabolous (who Saturday dropped by Legal Seafoods with a bodyguard and six pals), Redskins Jason Campbell and Clinton Portis, the Eagles' Donovan McNabb, the Caps' Alexander Ovechkin, starlet Megan Good, go-go star/actor Big G, and scads of Wizards ( Etan Thomas, Antawn Jamison, Jarvis Hayes and Caron Butler sporting a black beanie).

We saw the pics of the Arenas Express card in Jamie Foxx's name. Was he there?

No.

Who most rocked the house?

Experts agree that T.I. tore the place up. Though the crowd also went nuts for Lil Wayne's "The Block Is Hot."

How much did the reserved tables cost?

Most were about $4,000, though tables near T.I. fetched as much as $16K.


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