The Washington Wizards Re-Sign Gilbert Arenas (2008)
Gilbert Arenas was one of the best 15 players in the NBA during the 2006-2007 season, but the following season, he only played in 13 games as a result of torn MCL. When Arenas became a free agent, he not only demanded top dollar, but demanded that Washington Wizards teammate and fellow free agent Antawn Jamison receive top dollar as well.
The latter received a $100 million contract, while Arenas signed a six-year, $111 million contract, despite the injury. Less than two years later, Arenas would be suspended indefinitely from the NBA after admitting to bringing a firearm into Washington’s arena, as a result of a dispute with teammate Javaris Crittendon.