January 04, 2011
Of course, Gilbert Arenas(notes) is joking when he tells fellow Magic guard J.J. Redick(notes) that those two are "the two best white shooters in the NBA." He has to be joking, especially with that 3-point percentage of his.
The Orlando Sentinel's Zach McCann caught the funny, and Tweeted about it:
So silly. There are so many better white shooters to pick from. Matt Bonner(notes), for one, is making nearly 50 percent of his 3-point attempts this year, while Redick is making only 45 percent. And there are so many other white guys that are shooting better than Gilbert Arenas this year, like Luke Ridnour(notes), or even Kevin Love(notes), who is making 45 percent of his threes. Sure, Gilbert could whip all of them in a game to 21, but in terms of shooting? Arenas, making under 39 percent of his 3-pointers this year, just doesn't measure up.
There's just no way that Gilbert Arenas and J.J. Redick -- about as good a backup backcourt duo as we've ever seen in this league -- are the two best white shooters in the NBA. They're two very good scorers who could put the Magic over the top this year, but they (and Gilbert, especially) are far from the two best white shooters this league has to offer.
Also, Gilbert Arenas isn't white.