Gilbert Arenas: "Team USA is a poor team"

A few weeks before the start of the next basketball World Cup in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, during an episode of his podcast, Gilbert Arenas underlined how Team USA is not up to the world competition.

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Gilbert Arenas: "Team USA is a poor team"

A few weeks before the start of the next basketball World Cup in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, during an episode of his podcast, Gilbert Arenas underlined how Team USA is not up to the world competition. The former NBA player said: "You see the roster, it's a very poor team.

I'm sorry to say. starters in their teams, I don't know and I don't even want to check it. Because sometimes it's really embarrassing to have stars that I want to participate, and to answer that they are not right for the idea of a team you want to have.

How does that player fit in if you don't give him a chance." Gilbert Arenas was probably referring to Trae Young. "I certainly want to play with Team USA, I've already said it in the past. I want to do it, but they have to call me.

I would really like to play with the other guys, show off my playmaking and passing skills more, without necessarily having to score. I just want to be there when needed. I'd be very happy: I respect the other guys and the coaches, I know you have to wait your turn but I also know that I should be there." Gilbert Arenas is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA and China.

He was named a three-time NBA All-star and made the All-NBA Team three times. He received the title of NBA Most Improved Player Award in the 2002-2003 season. Gilbert appeared in an Adidas commercial in which he tells his story of how early in his career he was not considered by his team, thus motivating the choice to wear the shirt with the number 0.

He was the cover man of NBA Live 08, a video game from EA Sports. Of Cuban and African-American descent, he was born in Tampa Florida, but lived his youth in Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, playing for Ulysses S. Grant High School.

He is the cousin of Javier Arenas, player of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He took care of a 10-year-old boy who lost his family in a fire that ravaged Washington. In November 2012, he signed a one-season contract with the option for the next season with the Shanghai Sharks, a team in the top Chinese league. With the Sharks he goes back to using the number that made him famous, zero.

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