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Adidas cuts ties with Gilbert Arenas

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for gilbert-arenas-gun.jpgOn the same day Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was in a courtroom pleading guilty on felony gun charges, athletic-wear enthusiasts Adidas announced it was ending its relationship with him.

"In response to Gilbert Arenas' guilty plea to felony charges, Adidas has terminated its agreement with the athlete effective immediately," spokeswoman Stephanie Von Allmen said in a statement Friday. "Beyond this statement we have no further comment at this time.

Arenas, who has been suspended indefinitely without pay by NBA Commissioner David Stern, had been with the company since 2003. Adidas, which also endorses Tracy McGrady and Dwight Howard, had previously said it was "evaluating" its relationship with Arenas.

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Adidas is making a big mistake. They are letting go one of the most popular player in the league, someone who just came back from multiple knee surgery and still playing.

Whoever picks up Gilbert for the next shoe contract will be very happy. Hey, maybe Li-Ning will sign him?? That would be nice.

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