Derek Hanson of TWolves Blog was lucky enough to meet Gilbert Arenas at Friday Night’s Wizards-Heat game as a guest of Dan Occhiogrosso who won a contest by Spalding, whom Gilbert endorses. Included in his recap from the experience was this exchange that’s classic Gilbert:
[...] after taking in the shootaround, we were ushered into the hallway just outside the Wizard’s locker room and out came Gilbert Arenas. He was nice and gave both me and Dan the hug/handshake move and talked to us for a bit. Although, I do have to wonder how much attention he was actually paying to the encounter, because he gave me the hug/handshake move three different times over the course of our three minute encounter. The first was when he came out – he gave Dan one and then me one. Then like fifteen seconds later, I think he forgot that he already did it and gave me another one. Then after Dan told him about winning the photo contest, he said, “And this is my friend, Derek, who I brought along with me.” Gilbert, then said “What’s his name? Berek?” Dan said, “No, it’s Derek”, and then Gilbert gave me the third hug/handshake. After spending just a few seconds with him, you could definitely tell that Gilbert was the funny/quirky guy we’ve all come to know him as.