Former Arizona Wildcat Gilbert Arenas recently showed love to his late coach Lute Olson on Baron Davis’ podcast.
Arenas said that without Olson, a young Gilbert doesn’t make it to the NBA because other coaches wouldn’t have liked his “goofball” personality.
(Via Point God with Baron Davis):
“Where I think he was different is he understood personalities. I’ll say this, if I went to any other school, I probably don’t make it to the NBA because I would’ve been penalized for being immature. I’m coming in at 17, so I’m a high school kid. I don’t know this world, I’m a goofball. Everything is funny to me, like every situation. Unless I’m in the game or in practice, I’m not serious.”