Along with insisting “don™t think that the Kwame Brown that was in Memphis is the real Kwame Brown” (?), Gilbert Arenas used his most recent blog post to wax poetic on the forthcoming U.S. Presidential election.  “If you have any type of money, you™re a Republican, period,” explains Gil,  “so, it™s hard because you see a better looking president in Obama “ I don™t even want to say because he™s black, but he just looks the part “ and then you have McCain who is Republican and I™m like, man. I know Obama is going to raise taxes on the upper class from 20-60 percent, that™s what I™m looking at.” As a result, Arenas’ logic, if not his sense of civic pride (“I know that campaign Diddy had a couple years ago, œVote or Die, yeah if the alternative is jury duty, I™m going to die. I™m not going to get in one of these cases where they blow the jury members™ houses up to get out of the trial”) is under fire from the Clippers’ Baron Davis.  Yes, an actual link to a Yardbarker blog, it’s a Labor Day Miracle! (links courtesy Stet Sports)

OK. Hope ya’ll watched Barack Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday night. If he didn’t move you maybe the sound was turned down. When it was over I felt like I was ready to go out to Venice Beach and start registering people to vote right then at 9pm. We’ve got to show up on Nov. 4th to vote this man into the White House!!! FOR REAL!

His ideas about recharging our education system by investing in early education and raising teacher’s salaries were seriously inspiring. It’s what I try to provide with my non-profit, TeamPlay, teaching kids leadership skills that show them the right way out of the cycle of poverty and violence. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the teachers and mentors who showed me positive definition of success. And Barak is planning to do it across the whole country. INCREDIBLE

(I know he said he’s gonna raise the taxes on the top income bracket, Gil, but if he uses that money to improve our schools then you won’t have to worry about some kids trying to sell pictures of your pool online cause they couldn’t get a better job.) LOL