Gilbert is one of the most inexplicably hated on players in the league.
Media were saying the Wiz shouldn't re-sign him, and that they're a better team without him? Really? Why?
Because he's similarly shot happy to other superstars in the league? Because he's candid, and will actually say what he means and not give bullshit answers? (which has never really affected the team. He's not Terrell Owens) Because he blogs? (MSM anti-blog bias!! lol)
Not only is Gilbert hilarious, he's a class act too. Who else befriends one of the team's ball boys and calls him on his cell to chat with him?
You're right, it is sad. This dude is hated on for being a real person in an athletic world full of media trained robots. If you'd rather hear Lebron or Dwyane Wade's post game interviews than Gilbert's, you need to check your pulse.
Case in point, my name is inspired by maybe the best post game quote of all time.
"My swag was phenomenal"