This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things VI

From the Washington Post's Wizards Insider on July 1, 2008:

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[A]ccording to my sources, the Warriors quickly burned the phones and offered former Warrior Gilbert Arenas a maximum-level contract, one that would pay him more than $100 million over five years. My source told me that Gilbert received a flurry of phone calls from the Warriors in the first 30 minutes of free agency.

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After Gilbert drove to the Verizon Center for a late night workout and a meeting with Ernie Grunfeld, the Wizards came strong with an offer of a maximum contract that covers six years for over $124 million. [...]

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Arenas eventually remained with the Wizards on a discount: $110 million over six years.

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