It's a problem that everyone fears - you are in desperate need to use the toilet, only to find there is no paper available for you to clean yourself after performing the act.

Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas, however, has found a novel way of overcoming such problems, and has put his wealth to good use by converting money into toilet paper.

Arenas, currently of China-based franchise the Shanghai Sharks, posted a picture on Instagram displaying his inventiveness, and would appear unlikely to run out of backside wipes given his sizeable salary.

Along with the image, Arenas posted the following message: "Money don't change ppl..the lack of money does..never seen a rich person rob a bank..while u hate on my life I'm wiping my ass with this s**t here haha."

Arena's message was a jibe at the haters who have criticised him for raking in the cash despite no longer playing in the NBA, with the 31-year-old reported to still be tied to a lucrative deal with the Wizards.

He signed a six-year contract worth $111 million back in 2008, before being traded to Orlando and amnestied by the Magic in 2011, and still reportedly took home $20 million last season despite not playing a single NBA game.

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