Gilbert Arenas has officially retired from blogging.
The Wizards guard and the original NBA player-blogger said in the locker room just a bit ago “I’m retired from that. At first it was fun, but then it seemed like it was turning into a double-edged sword. Your words can work against you.”
Arenas didn’t give any specific examples of how his words have been used against him, but just said “At first people enjoyed just reading the blog for fun, but then they started trying to read into it and take bits from it. So, it just seemed like it was turning into a double-edged sword. So, I’m retired.”
Gilbert hasn’t blogged since November, just after Barack Obama was elected as president, and the question had been raised over if the blogging would return around the same time he would make his comeback. But for now, at least that’s the plan, his days as a writer are done.