Gilbert Arenas has been here less than a month, living in a hotel near FedEx Forum.
He has gone from Agent Zero— a three-time All-Star in six-plus seasons sporting No. 0 with the Washington Wizards— to the Invisible Man with the Memphis Grizzlies, a role player. He says he much prefers the shadows to the spotlight.
"No one knows me for throwing my jerseys or averaging 29 points (in 2005-06). All they know is I pulled a gun on my teammate. So I don't want to be noticed," Arenas tells USA TODAY Sports.
"When people say, 'Aren't you the basketball player?'
" 'Aren't you Agent Zero?'
" 'Not at all. It's not me.'
"I don't want to remember."