DC Sportsblog’s Dan Steinberg spoke with the Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas about the next big thing on Agent Zero’s shopping list.
You’ll recall that he just got back from a vacation in Tahiti. I asked what he did there.
“Everything,” he said. “I swum with sharks, sting-rays, parasailing. A lot of stuff wasn’t supposed to do. I just enjoyed myself, family vacation. You know the island [residents], they’re so together, I’ve never seen anything like it. They have no drugs, no weapons, no crime. They’ve never had a murder.
“If someone comes to town, everyone knows you. Everyone owns land. There’s no poor people. They said if you see a poor person in Tahiti, in that country, they’re rich somewhere. So they own a few hundred acres somewhere, they own an island, but they’d rather work somewhere else. You’ll see someone on the side of the street, poor? They’re not poor. They own the city, they own stuff.”
“Yes,” he said. “I want to buy an island. Because Diana Ross has an island. Marvin Brando had an island.”
“Who?” I said.
“Marvin Brando,” Gilbert said. “Marvin Brando? Wasn’t he the actor?”
“I’m just thinking about it,” he continued. “Like, a million dollars, to own a whole island and do whatever you want on it?”
Indeed, Arenas is quite correct. Marlon Brando did own an island.