The Washington Wizards have probably had one of the weirdest seasons in NBA history from being touted as a team to make a serious run into the NBA playoffs to firing their head coach only eleven games into the season to beating the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers.
Well, Gilbert Arenas made his triumphant return but was an odd scratch from Saturday’s game against the Miami Heat. The real reason why Agent Zero did not dress for the game; superstition.
Here is the story from the Washington Times:
The Wizards said Gilbert Arenas didn’t play tonight to rest his knee, but according to Nick Young, Agent Zero sat out tonight’s game out of a precautionary/superstitious move. April 4, 2007 was the date that Gilbert Areanas originally blew out his left knee against Charlotte, and Young said that Arenas told him he didn’t want play on this date, which in his mind is now cursed.
I think we had our first ever “DNP-Date Cursed” but to be honest, this does not surprise me coming from Gilbert Arenas. Arenas has always seemed to move to the beat of a different drum.
I do not really care that Arenas technically took a game off because of a superstition but it really is hilarious on some level that believes that a day is cursed because of an injury that he suffered two years ago.
However, the world itself is a strange place and some things cannot be explained by the logic of our conventional wisdom. So, maybe a day can be cursed but I hope that curse does not follow me.