The Washington Post’s Wizards beat writer, Michael Lee, emerge from today’s media session with plenty of material. Below, he offers some initial thoughts in the wake of the inaugural media session:
Gilbert Arenas decided that he didn’t want to pay a hefty fine so he spoke with reporters. Arenas purposely tried to be subdued, surly and serious and sounded reluctant to speak at the beginning. He scowled, offered simple, short answers and mumbles. But he wound up talking for about 30 minutes, adding some jokes from time to time. The man can’t help it. The biggest thing he had to say was that he was done being an entertainer. No more Agent Zero. No more hibachi. No more antics. No more blogging. And he says he has no plans to get on Twitter. Arenas said he is focused only on playing basketball and being more a leader for the team. […]
Caron Butler said that he should be excited about the Wizards this season and isn’t focused on anything except a championship. Butler asked how any player, with all of his weapons back, could sit there on media day and say that the team should be satisfied with making the eighth seed. Butler said the Wizards should be going for the top. […]
DeShawn Stevenson showed up with a new look — on his face! He has a tattoo of the Pittsburgh Pirates “P” on his left cheek, but it’s backwards, so it looks like a “9” when he’s not looking in the mirror. He also has a crack inked on the top of his forehead because “I don’t crack.”
Uhh… what? Thankfully, TruthAboutIt.net offers us some photos of DeShawn’s new ink:
And another angle. Yes, that would be the likeness of Abraham Lincoln on DeShawn’s Adam’s apple.
Didn’t I say earlier that the Wizards have the most entertaining media day?