Blatche blasts his former team
by Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports
Washington Wizards fans, this is how bad it’s become.
The 0-12 team is now being trolled by former player Andray Blatche, who while celebrating his new team’s 96-89 overtime win against the Knicks Monday night, walked into the Brooklyn Nets locker room asking reporters, “Anybody seen how the Wizards are doing?”
Blatche continued to rub it in on Twitter, posting that “it feels good to be part of a winning organization,” before adding “Idc wat a wiz fan say yes I was outta shape Ill give yal that but no body n that organization tried to help me with.”
First, let’s just reflect on the fact that Blatche referred to the Nets as a “winning organization.” I know that the team is off to a 9-4 start and have made a seismic shift in the team’s structure since moving from New Jersey, but I’m still having trouble seeing the franchise with a 58-172 record the past three seasons as a “winning organization.”
Blatche was cut via the amnesty clause by the Wizards in July (meaning they’re still paying him $23 million over the next three years), after averaging 8.5 points in just 26 games last season due to a calf injury. Clearly Blatche still holds a grudge over how his tenure in D.C., which included a shooting during a carjacking attempt in 2005, a 2007 arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover officer and a brawl with teammate JaVale McGee last season, ended.
According to Wizards fan site “Bullets Forever,” Blatche went even further Tuesday morning during an interview on DC 106.7 sports radio, blasting the team’s management.
“For them to say, ‘He’s a bad teammate. He’s a cancer in the locker room.’ All that was a bunch of lies. That’s what really made me mad,” Blatche told the station. “When they said all those rumors and put them in the media, that’s what angered me. Who else would say that? None of my teammates would say that. [The media] can ask every last one of my teammates here, and I guarantee you what they say is completely different than what everyone … [For more on Andray Blatche hilariously blasts his former team for losing, click here.]