This course is an introduction to the subject matter and the activity of Gilbert Arenas, starting NBA point guard for the Washington Wizards. The course will emphasize the learned nature of all-star basketball skills from Gilbert as a collective product of the ongoing interaction of individuals and teammates in the context of a dynamic game structure. It presents the basic components of Gilbertology including on and off court behavior, teammates, collective behavior and critiques. Film sessions will demonstrate Gilbert’s skills through cilps of his slam dunks, 3 point shooting, cross overs, and sleek passes. To develop our perspectives on these processes, we will study the development and impact of life on the playgrounds, the endless nights shooting at the gym, being told he wouldn’t see any minutes in college, and how being drafted in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft reflected on his deviant behavior. Welcome to Gilbertology 101.
About Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Jay Arenas (born January 6, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the NBA’s Washington Wizards. Arenas is of Cuban and African-American descent. Arenas is a prototype “shoot-first pass-second” point guard. He is a highly gifted scorer who is able to score at a clip of almost 30 points per night, often using his trademark slashing drives to the basket as well as his long-range jumpshot.