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Gilbert Arenas, Former NBA Star, Banned From Fair for Winning Too Much

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 03:05 PM

Gilbert Arenas’ basketball skills got him banned from an Orange County fair over the weekend after the former NBA player won too many prizes in a hoops game.

According to the fair, visitors cannot win more than 15 prizes a day. After winning the basketball game 15 times, a pretty impressive streak for someone who has not been in the NBA since 2012, the grounds staff told Arenas he needed to leave, the Daily Mail reported.

Before leaving, however, he snapped a picture of himself and his four children buried in the stuffed animals the former Wizards player had won. He later posted the photo to Instagram:



Arenas’ skills just got him banned for the day, though. Pursuant to fair rules, the basketball All-Star can return any other day and win 15 more stuffed animals for his kids. The fair imposed the policy in 2013 after other celebrities also won too many prizes. Darren Rovell of ESPN and ABC News tweeted his followers the good news:



“He looks pretty happy in the picture,” Chris Lopez, vice president of the Orange County Fair operator Ray Cammack Shows, told The Orange County Register. “Makes me wonder how he got all [those stuffed animals] home."

During his winning streak, Arenas brought back his signature catchphrase, “Hibachi!” As an NBA star, Arenas would allude to the type of grill to say that his shots were hot enough to cook meat.

The stuffed animals are not Arenas’ only big win recently. The 33-year-old is still receiving a large salary, Business Insider said. Despite having not played a single NBA game during the 2013-2014 basketball season, Arenas earned $22.3 million. Even on his retired salary, the star was the 30th highest paid athlete in the world in 2014 because the Orlando Magic had employed their “amnesty” rule when cutting him from the team in 2011.

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