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Dr. J. Naismith 07-15-2008 09:25 AM

Arenas' Infatuation With Jose Continues
Gilbert updated his blog yesterday to discuss his world tour and stopped in Spain and visited Barcelona. He had this to say about Spain and .... well ..... Jose. :)


Originally Posted by Gilbert's Arenas Blog
Finally, we flew to Barcelona, home of Pau Gasol. That was a beautiful city too. Spain is beautiful. The home of Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz and one of my favorites … El Calderon! He’s not actually from Barcelona, but the Spanish are Spanish. Actually, they have a lot of pros in the league, believe it or not. They have Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Calderon, Garbajosa, Navarro and Rodriguez and Fernandez from Portland. That’s about seven players.

Oh man, but all of the interviews started the same way. I had an interpreter by my side but I heard all the Spanish I needed to hear: “Calderon.” I was thinking, Oh, shoot. Here comes the El Calderon. So, I had to do a lot of speaking about him. It was funny though.

They were very knowledgeable fans about basketball out there. They were asking me questions that I haven’t heard since I was a rookie. They did their research on questions, I was very surprised. I thought I was going to get the same questions … “How does it feel to sign a $100 million deal? … How is your injury? … Can you get the Wizards out of the First Round? … How does it feel losing to Cleveland?” I thought I was going to get the same old questions that reporters say in the states. But, no, they were pulling out some great stuff.

The Barcelonians – I think you can call them Barcelonians – told me, “Yeah! You saved the best city for last!”

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Snooch 07-15-2008 09:31 AM

Man Gil really has some man love for Calderon doesn't he? I hope Calderon makes Allstar game just to read what Gil writes about that this year

Belsius 07-15-2008 09:53 AM

I think his words about Calde and the Allstar got taken a little out of context, and he may feel a little bad cause he respects Jose, so now he just likes to show theres nothing bad between them.

rapstars 07-15-2008 03:23 PM

He also recently said in an interview with Marca that (i am paraphrasing) after watching him more this season that Calderon is definitely an all star in this league and has the ability to be an MVP candidate.


Dejó tibio a José Manuel Calderón en su blog cuando dijo que no debería ir al all star. ¿Ahora ya lo ve a ese nivel?
Sé lo que dije pero a los dos días de verle jugar mi opinión sobre él cambió totalmente. A Calderón le vi al principio y cuando llegó no había demostrado gran cosa pero ahora le han dado la oportunidad y ha probado que es un grande. Tiene un status de MVP, con el mejor balance de balones perdidos y recuperados. Es madera de all star.
In the same interview he said the Lakers can begin another dynasty with Kobe and Gasol. So seemingly he has gained some respect for the spaniards.


Major 07-15-2008 03:58 PM

Someone let me in on the "El Calderon" joke....i don't get it :p

Apollo 07-16-2008 12:12 AM

Ah..."The Calderon"? lol

Superjudge 07-16-2008 10:56 AM

Arenas is a cool guy.

The hate needs to end.

Ex2k 07-16-2008 01:19 PM

I'd would have loved to see Agent Zero on the raps... blogging, doing wacky shit during the game....hitting clutch shots at the ACC ...buzzer beaters..... instant fan fav...

can he play as a 2?

Snooch 07-16-2008 01:57 PM

^^Yes but he cannot play any defense against 2s

Superjudge 07-16-2008 02:29 PM

nor can anyone on the raps.

sign him up

JayJayW 07-16-2008 02:35 PM

Areanas is one of the best players in the league
just his additude gets to me sometimes...but he has gone up in my books since this blog

maybe after gettin elminated by the Cavs again has changed his perspective

Superjudge 07-16-2008 02:41 PM


he's the most real guy in the league though, I love the guy.

Major 07-16-2008 04:18 PM

We gotta go after him. But it'll be hard for him and his bromance with AJ

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