Following closely behind Kevin Garnett, Reggie Miller, and MAYBE Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas is one of my favorite basketball players. If you don't know why, read his wikipedia entry linked above. He's also got some pretty sweet videos up on youtube and nba.com...here's a sampling of random facts from his wikipedia page:
While with the Warriors, he once took a shower at half time in full uniform.
On road trips, he will often eschew team outings on the town in favor of sitting in his room, ordering products from infomercials, such as a colon cleanser.
In the same interview he said he preferred sleeping on the couch than on his bed, and that he once ate 12 cheeseburgers while on a road trip with the Wizards in Canada.
At the end of each game, regardless of whether it is a home loss or a road win, Arenas takes off his jersey and tosses it to the crowd.
During the 2006 NBA season, he began to shout the word hibachi as he took field goal attempts in games, explaining, "You know, a hibachi grill gets real hot. That's what my shot's like, so I've been calling it that: 'Welcome to the hibachi'." He has also stated that while he is scoring on opponents, he is "cooking chicken and shrimp" in reference to his "Hibachi grill," and that if his opponent wanted to double team him, he would "cook filet mignon" as well.
On February 18, 2007 during the All-Star game, Gilbert joined a line of dunking Elvis impersonators and completed a between-the legs dunk. According to his NBA.com blog, Shaquille O'Neal promised him $100,000 to his Zer0 2 Her0 charity if he did it.
Arenas supports Barack Obama for President in 2008
Oh, and did I mention he has a blog? And here's some more awesome stuff that he does, just click it you.