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Gilbert Arenas Was ‘Offended’ When Michael Jordan Compared Him To Randy Brown: "I’m A Scorer, I’m An Assassin. You Don’t Compare Me To Randy Brown."

Gilbert Arenas Was ‘Offended’ When Michael Jordan Compared Him To Randy Brown: "I’m A Scorer, I’m An Assassin. You Don’t Compare Me To Randy Brown."

When Michael Jordan retired after winning six NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls, many believed they would never see him on the court again. After all, it was the second retirement of his career and honestly; he had nothing left to prove anymore.

But to everyone's surprise, MJ came back to the NBA in 2001 and signed a deal with the Washington Wizards. Although it was weird to see Mike in any other jersey than in a Chicago Bulls one, fans were still happy to see MJ hoop again.

Unfortunately, his true last dance in the NBA was not at all similar to his time in Chicago. Considering that he was old and dealing with recurring injuries, he retired for the final time in his career after spending two seasons with the Wizards.

The money that freed up after Mike's retirement, the Wizards used to sign Gilbert Arenas. At the time Arenas was on the path to becoming one of the best young players in the league. Moreover, the Florida-born guard was a huge fan of Jordan as well.

Despite being MJ's fan, Arenas recently revealed a story about Mike offending him. It happened during the time, Arenas entered a camp organized by Jordan and scored 40 points. While Mike was impressed, he still compared Agent 0 to Randy Brown.

"“I went to Jordan camp, and I had like 40 (points) and he was like ‘oh man you remind me of one of the players on my team." And I’m like ‘oh I remind him of like Pippen or himself." And he’s like ‘yeah you remind me of you know Randy Brown.' I was like, ‘he don’t even play. I’m a scorer, I’m an assassin. You don’t compare me to Randy Brown’. I’m thinking the whole night I’m never passing the MJ again in these games. You know so, I was offended.”

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That's quite a downgrade from what Arenas thought of himself. While Randy Brown was part of the three-peat winning squad for the Chicago Bulls, he usually assumed a bench role on the team.

On the other hand, Arenas went on to become one of the best players in the league for a brief period. Injuries and controversies ruined his career. So it is not a surprise he expected Jordan to compare him to Pippen or even himself.