While he's not nearly as colorful in his opinions as Darnell Dockett, Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining athletes on Twitter (as I’ve occasionally pointed out) because his jokes are often far funnier on the unintentional scale than they are in his head. Since his return to Twitter, Arenas has already been fined by the NBA for cursing while invoking David Stern’s name, taken us on a blind date, given away a few billion pairs of shoes, and started a plank war with Dwight Howard. Needless to say, he gets the most out of Twitter.
But on Tuesday, Arenas offered us a glimpse at his serious side. What started as a trip to his local 7-11 for a free Slurpee on 7/11, became an exercise in civil rights. Because Arenas referred to the 7-11 cashier as “Muhammad”, he received a little backlash from his followers, causing him to defend himself with a diatribe about racism. For instance, did you know that if you’re from Los Angeles, you can’t possibly be racist? All that and more in this week’s @Storytime with Gilbert Arenas.