Former basketball star Gilbert Arenas is challenging publications to prove claims he fathered a child with Draya Michele. magnifier menu chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up comment chevron-up chat_bubble_outline2 share thumbs-up thumbs-down chevron-down

Gilbert Arenas challenges bloggers over ‘secret son’

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Gilbert Arenas has had it with rumors that he fathered a child Basketball Wives reality star Draya Michele. After years of speculation, the former basketball star is challenging Industry on Blast and other publications making the claim that Michele’s son is his to prove their claims.

After the celebrity news blog posted an Instagram message Monday claiming “Draya’s son is his secret son because of a $20k settlement and hush hush agreement!,” Arenas clapped back with an instagram message of his own.

“OKAY u Have my attention” he starts.

Arenas then announced that he met Michele in 2007, making it mathematically impossible that he fathered her 11-year-old-son. He taunts celebrity bloggers saying “I didn’t think ppl were this stupid.. common sense would tell u I wouldn’t be the father.”

He challenged “LET’S make a wager I’ll donate 1 million too each of u guys charities if u can prove your story….bank records, child support order etc” claiming that Michele would have received 2.6 million in child support if the claims were true.

Later Arenas took down his challenge and posted another message stating “THEY TOOK the bet No take backs!!!”

The message continues to explain that Arenas made an agreement with Michele to relocate her to California and join the Basketball Wives of LA cast if in exchange she would not talk about him. Arenas said he also placed a gag order on the show so that it could not mention his connection to Michele.

Although Arenas’ version of events seems to dispel the celebrity bloggers’ stories, Industry on Blast is claiming that it has won the bet.

Its Instagram account states that Arenas’ confession is proof enough that its original claims that the b-baller paid Michele in a hush-hush agreement to keep her son secret are true.

“He just gave us the real details!!! Why would you pay for a chick u only smashed to live nicely in #Hollywood??”

It is unclear if this back and forth dispute has really cleared up the rumors. However Arenas is demanding that the losing parties “post my app #nameswithfriends 12 times a month for a year”

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

 

 

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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