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Gilbert Returns to DC On Friday


I'm personally looking forward to the game on Friday against the Orlando Magic because it signifies the return of Gilbert Arenas.  I do know that he is suffering with a knee injury so him actually playing maybe up in the air, but I think this is more intriguing than we are letting it be.  To me, this Friday will be a true test of how the fans truly feel about him, since this is the first time he has been on the other side.  In the mist of everything, there is a lot to be said about how he ended up being traded.  I think blame should go on both sides.  With that said though, he has left this organization with an ugly divorce and I think the possible reaction from fans on Friday will determine his legacy in this area.  Sound crazy right?  Think about this, if fans are less receptive to him as he has stated he believes we have been to him then do you think this organization will ever recognize him for being one of the best players in this franchise and possible Wizards Hall-of-Famer?  What incentive would the organization have in recognizing a player that left on bad terms, grew to not trust the organization, and possibly not well received by fans?  Seems like it would be easier to forget him.  On the other side though, if he is well-received by the fans, which is expected in my opinion, then the organization will have quite situation on their hands once he retires.  It was an ugly divorce, but I think we should be asking if this team will erase him from their history or will they be forced to bring back a fan favorite to be recognized in the hollow halls (sarcasm) of the Wizards scaffolds.  Friday might give us a clue.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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