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It was always Shark Week at Agent Zero's castle.
From confidential notes between a law firm and ex-fiancee Laura Govan, a list of Arenas' stupidly inflated expenditures became public knowledge. Dude didn't skimp on his marine life (via Washington Post):
There's a lot about how Arenas spent his money, based on her understanding of the household finances: "he states he makes 1.5 million per month," read the notes. Arenas lavished plenty on their Great Falls home, dropping $100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 "per car" washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto. His sharks are expensive: $5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.
Now that he's no longer an NBA superstar and his massive $111 million contract signed in D.C. finally ran out, the guess here is that he's toned it down.
But he apparently lived the life to the max at his pinnacle, burning money on toys, grottos and car washes ($675 per car wash is about a $650 mark up in most places on Earth) at an exorbitant rate.
Here's hoping that his financial planner tucked some of that fortune away in something not ridiculously wasteful. Either that, or Arenas has a career revival and continues to live like jock royalty.
As for the sharks, Arenas said someone threw pennies in the tanks and killed them all, making it sound like perhaps Govan was behind it (h/t BlackSportsOnline.com).
Now that he got paid in a major way, Gronkowski will have 53 million ways (h/t NFL.com) to try and rival Arenas in this category.
In the past he's been more about being on the prowl and spending cash on the town—and in tax-free municipal bonds (h/t Sports Illustrated)—than on material goods like Arenas (whose stash also included an estimated 400 to 500 guns (h/t Esquire)).
But after his payday he did sink $1.6 million into a 4,781-square-foot Tampa bro pad -- h/t TMZ.com.
Gronk'd been riding his rookie contract prior to June, which allowed for some sweet living, but not on the level of someone raking in $1.5 million per month—which was Arenas's salary for a period. And the 23-year-old has already proven to be a thrifty spender, preferring his used casual attire, when and if he opts for the clothed look.
So what exactly will Gronk be buying now that he's filthy rich? Several metric tons of cologne and hairspray will probably be in the mix.
While he is part of a balanced breakfast (h/t BusinessInsider.com), he's yet to prove himself in this category of crazy.
Arenas is the clear-cut victor.