Gilbert Arenas has a lot of free time on his hands, and he isn't really using it wisely.
The former Wizards player went on an Instagram rant about WNBA players, and his thoughts are very sexist and frankly NSFW. The man who made some pretty idiotic choices throughout his NBA career has a thought on what he should see when he watches a WNBA game.
As one can imagine, those thoughts ruffled some feathers with members of the WNBA and even some male sports figures. Three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash couldn't hold her thoughts any longer.
People keep sending me this Gilbert arenas post, but I don't care! He obviously needs a hug& attention so y'all give it to him! ??— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) December 16, 2015
To all my smart, beautiful young female ballers... No one ever asked NBA guys to hoop in a speedo so laugh at haters& Dab on dem folk??— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) December 16, 2015
Ain't nobody thinking about Gilbert Arenas...his comments shouldn't surprise you if you're familiar with his antics...#NEXT— Shyra Ely-Gash (@ShyShy43) December 16, 2015
Social media gives a platform for individuals to make irrelevant comments and become relevant again.— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) December 16, 2015
Gilbert Arenas is ridiculous. It's okay to grow up and mature eventually.— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) December 16, 2015
If you think Arenas would issue an apology or regret his statements, it's not happening. He went on another Instagram tangent reaffirming his misogynistic thoughts.
Ppl act like I said some shit thats just down right sexist and rude.....str8 men are attracted to women RIGHT? Men are 80 percent of sportviewers RIGHT? So lets name a few women sports,that still attract the men viewers...#Tennis,omg they were short skirts like female..#trackandfield,short tights and crop tops,so we can see abs "we get ass prints and stomachs,in that sport YAY"#volleyball,short tights and booties hanging out the back off their shorts "FUCK wheres my beer" #beachvollyball,fyckn swimsuits,jumping up and down WOW..#arenafootball theres nothing attractive about a women playing #FOOTBALL until they came out with the gear (no they didnt)"girls running each other over with 90 percent of their clothes removed..whos the mastermind behind this #sexist sport he or she needs a fucking statue..#UFC the manliest sport by far but they seem to attract men viewers by the million OMG it must be the tights and the crop tops and just maybeeeee a fighter gets hit so hard her sports bra falls off hahaha....ALL ABOVE SPORTS seems to understand the concept.....#Basketball has the lowest views by men BECUZ their mimicking MEN #Basketballchicks has some of the best bodies in women sports #Lesbians or #str8 we can give two shits about what they prefer in the bedroom becuz men prefer #assandtitties and last time I checked theres 20 total titties and 10 asses running around but for some odd reason were not getting it..what were getting is #tats #dreads #highsocks #baggyshorts #elbowpads..sounds like MEN attire to me..this sport will continue to be less viewed and under paid compared to other female sports #presidentLAURELRICHIE theres a reason 7 out of the top 10 highest paid women athletes come from tennis #Skirts and #ass.....if the #NBA got rid of the thug imagine for global viewing SHOULDNT you?? I dont care if u dont like the truth becuz MEN DON'T WANNA WATCH WOMEN ACT LIKE MEN..if they came out with an all #gay man sport..I bet they will wear less clothes then the #WNBA and thats a #FACT lol NOW GIVE US WHAT WE WANT and unveil them bodies...SEXINESS RUNS THIS WORLD...if ur selling sex,MEN are buying...ive never seen a man hooker trying to pick up women on the corner
It's sad that people still think like this but honestly, does anyone put any stock into what Arenas says these days?
Later, the WNBA released a statement regarding Arenas' thoughts (or lack thereof).
WNBA/NBA Statement Regarding Gilbert Arenas' Comments pic.twitter.com/yZ8Nga6weZ— WNBA (@WNBA) December 16, 2015