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Exclusive: Gilbert Arenas Not Training With The Clippers, Plans On Going Back To China

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HipHollywood has exclusively learned that former NBA star Gilbert Arneas will not be training with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The professional baller worked out at the Clipper’s training facility two months ago, and looked great. Reports later surfaced that the star could be invited to the Clipper’s training camp, which would give Arenas a chance to make the active roster and pick up his NBA career.

But while on the red carpet for Laura Govan’s birthday bash, the 31-year-old told us that he will not be joining the Clippers, and that he plans on going back to China to play for the Chinese Basketball Association.

“With China, I get to go and still play and then I can get back home and spend more time with the kids. I get to be home in February and enjoy the family, I don’t need the NBA money, I have enough of it. Now it’s about spending time with the family and the kids,” Gilbert said, referring to the CBAs short season.

Arenas played in China last season with the Shanghai Sharks, averaging 20.7 points in 14 games. Before playing overseas, the 31-year-old played for the Memphis Grizzlies during their 2011-2012 season.

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  1. Clippersfan4471

    September 25, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Brilliant ploy by both Arenas and the Clips. He goes over to China and plays to keep his form up. (Won’t get much PT with the Clippers atm). Then he comes back in February and gets to rest for a month with the family before signing an end of season deal with the Clippers to finish out the playoffs!!! Well played fellas, well played!!!

    • Draftdog

      October 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      In recent years Clipper management has been showing signs of intelligent life, and now a clipper fan actually displaying creative in depth perception. What is the NBA world coming to? Well done 4471, well done.

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Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Octavia Spencer & More … Is This The New Cast For “Black Panther 2”?

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We’re still reeling from the high of Black Panther’s recording setting debut — pulling in $241 million opening weekend — however, we can’t help but think about the future and what could be in store for BP2.

While we’d want to see the original cast reprise their roles, we think these celebs could be a great addition to the group. Why, you ask? Because when Black Panther dropped they put their money where they mouth was and bought out theaters for kids to see the film. That deserves a little screen time in the sequel, right?

All right, maybe they won’t make it on the big screen for Black Panther 2, but here’s the list of stars who talk the talk and walk the walk, so we want to show them some luv…

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade – The Wade’s post on Instagram about the importance of “Black Panther.” They also partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Miami, Omaha & Watts to send 100 kids from each club to see the film.

Octavia Spencer – Octavia also hopped on Instagram to give families from Jackson, MS, and surrounding areas, a chance to see the Marvel movie.

Snoop Dogg – Uncle Snoop was so moved by Frederick Joseph, the New York-based philanthropist, who started the #BlackPantherChallenge encouraging people to donate to a GoFundMe page that would help provide children in Harlem with the opportunity to see BP, that he decided to do the dame for kids in LA. “I’m going to donate some money to the cause for the kids to check it out and also I’m going to reach out to the homeboy Ryan Coogler so that we can get an L.A. version of that so that kids in L.A. can go see a superhero movie and learn about a real black superhero,” Snoop stated. Not to be outdone, Viola Davis also took part in the challenge and sent kids in Austin to see the superhero flick.

Serena Williams – The tennis champ, and new mommy/wife, surprised a group of young ladies from Black Girls Code in San Francisco with a private screening of Black Panther on Thursday night. Her hubby Alexis Ohanian captured the sweet moment on IG.

T.I. – The ATL rapper teamed up with Walmart to give away 300 tickets for an advanced screening of Black Panther last week in his hometown. “I think it’s imperative to know that there’s greatness inside of all of us and our children should know that early — that there’s greatness inside of them and that they all possess superhero-like qualities that will allow them to change the world. All they have to do is activate it,” T.I. said at the screening, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Offset & Lil Yachty – Not only have the two rappers teamed up for a new song (“Truck Load”), but they also took time out to join force for a philanthropic effort. The pair hit up El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, where “This is Us” writer Jas Waters set up a fully-funded screening for 500 foster and at-risk children. According to Waters, Offset and Yachty surprised the fans and ended up buying out the rest of the theatre!

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