UPDATE: Here's my piece on Arenas for SB Nation D.C.
I wanted to provide a couple quotes from the Gilbert Arenas scrum after the game. Arenas talked for about seven minutes and didn't have a ton to say, but did provide some interesting bytes.
On the fan reception:
"I expected to get booed some, but I'm glad I got cheered. It just shows that people understand that it was one year, one bad mistake, and it can't erase seven good years I had here."
On the difference in roles now that he's in Orlando:
"It's the same role here. Coming off the bench, trying to energize the team. Going there was easy. I'm in the same situation that I was here, but I'm on a contender, so I don't see the same kind of minutes I once did. I just got to keep my head into it."
On how his attitude has changed in the last few months about what happened last year, a question he didn't seem comfortable answering in front of a zillion reporters:
"All feelings change when you have growth. You get older, and I'm a year older and wiser than I was last year."
On his defense on Nick Young:
"I got in Nick's head last week. He never scores on me. He knew what was going to happen. I didn't do anything different than what I used to do in practice. He never scored in practice, so I knew he wasn't going to score in the game. Flip was trying to get him the ball to break the spell I have over him, but not this time."
Finally, in what I thought was his most interesting answer, on his ideal legacy in D.C.
"That I gave back. I really don't want to be known as a basketball player. I want to be known as someone who gave back and gave other people a chance."