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Gilbert Arenas shows his sexism in WNBA diatribe

2013 BET Awards - Backstage Winner's Room

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: (L-R) NBA player Gilbert Arenas and tv personality Laura Govan pose in the Backstage Winner’s Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for BET)

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Gilbert Arenas – who eagerly accepted Donald Sterling’s apology – is showing his own sexism.

The former Wizards/Warriors/Magic/Grizzlies guard posted a video to Instagram showing two women playing basketball in their underwear with the caption:

NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996... not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from #orangeisthenewblack...dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardiggins came out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I dont even know where the fuck #tulsa is hahahaha#2016newwnbaoutfitPLS and if u think this is sexist,9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didnt pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong ...smdh #thiswillbeawesome #soldouteverywhere

The WNBA didn’t hold back in their response:
“Gilbert Arenas’s comments repugnant, utterly disrespectful and flat out wrong. WNBA players are strong, talented and determined individuals who give it their all on the court and serve as inspiring role models to millions around the world They should be celebrated for their accomplishments, not disparaged with ignorant insults.”

This is gross and sexist, and Arenas probably knows it. If he doesn’t, he needs to grow up. He’s 33 years old. It’s long past time he realize how awful these comments are.

Arenas is just trolling for attention, just as he did with Sterling and when he said – in 2015 – LeBron James isn’t a No. 1 option. Blame me for indulging him.

As we get further from Arenas’ career ending, he’ll fade from whatever dimming spotlight still shines on him. Backward comments like this ensure it.