By Ivan Carter
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore., March 25 -- One of the things that makes Gilbert Arenas unique among entertainers in any field is his willingness to give the world a peak into his inner world.
In his latest blog entry at NBA.com, Arenas was at it again. In the blog, Arenas talks about the disappointment he felt when team doctors did not clear him to play Sunday night against Detroit.
Arenas, who joined the team for a five-game trip that opened here Tuesday night, will be reevaluated at some point next week and said he plans on making his return at Verizon Center.
In the blog, Arenas writes: "It was just me and my car speeding -- something I shouldn't be doing. Then I got that thought that I know everybody gets once in awhile. I was like: 'You know, what if I just ran my car into this pole right here?' I don't know why I thought that, but I just kept going with it: 'Then, I can jump off the road into this lake and just swim or drown. Whichever comes first.' "
Fortunately for Arenas and his family, he instead returned to Verizon Center to watch his team's win over the Pistons. Explained Arenas, "I'm a sane person, I wouldn't do that to myself."
The odd entry helps explain Coach Eddie Jordan's answer when he was asked about how he helps Arenas mentally get over the injury.
"I don't know if I'm equipped to help him mentally," Jordan said. "I can help him get five of his 30 points. . . . No, but I'm there for him; we're all there for him as teammates and coaches."
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