Gilbert Arenas Laughs At Hakeem Olajuwon’s $50,000 Price For Workouts

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Gilbert Arenas is baffled that Giannis Antetokounmpo would be willing to pay $50,000 for a week-long workout with Hakeem Olajuwon. While the public doesn’t know the exact numbers of Antetokounmpo’s workout, they know how much LeBron James paid.

Arenas isn’t happy about the steep price

The retired point guard calls out Olajuwon for charging a considerable amount of money for a workout that’s a week long.

He starts joking around while throwing playful comments at the Milwaukee Bucks forward and Houston Rockets big man. The former is too slow and clunky to learn the “Dream Shake” properly, the latter’s signature move.

Arenas continues to make fun of Antetokounmpo’s form before he moves on to the price. He also states that in 1984, Olajuwon wasn’t earning that much money.

“When you came in the league in 1984, you wasn’t getting $50,000 a game. You try to make your money back through the youth.”

Gilbert Arenas

However, he does support trainers getting the money they deserve, but five figures for a week’s training is not worth it.

Olajuwon Is Old-School

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 14: Hakeem Olajuwon #34 of the Houston Rockets looks on during a NBA basketball game against the Washington Bullets at the Capital Centre on December 14, 1990 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Even more, emphasis is put on the fact that the Hall of Famer retired in 2002. The center wouldn’t be able to teach Antetokounmpo moves past that. The point guard even fires a stray joke at Victor Wembanyama, alluding to his weight and how easily the Bucks’ forward can push him.

“He ain’t been good since the ’90s. That means all the moves in the early 2000s, he don’t know. 2010, he don’t know. 2020, he don’t know. Who the f*ck he gonna do the moves on? Wembanyama?”

Gilbert Arenas

The 41-year-old finishes the jokes by offering to train Antetokounmpo himself. He shows pieces of paper on the screen with moves he has. There are also books on moves that he can teach. Arenas jokingly offers all of this for the low price of $45,000.

However, if the forward pays this much for training, he must see something in the retired big man. The coming season will let fans know whether this training will have come to fruition.

Is $50,000 worth the training from an NBA Hall of Famer?

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