Is it possible the Washington Wizards have the coolest locker room in the NBA? I’d certainly vouch for them. While I’m not too familiar with other teams and their cultures or tendencies, I can definitely make a statement for our reformed Wizards based on my own personal observations being around squad. Bombing video interviews, openly teasing one another, and just the establishment of a friendly, drama-free atmosphere has played a critical role in the Wizards’ recent success. The brotherhood and closeness that has evolved amongst these young guys has turned them into one of the more popular Wizards rosters we’ve seen in years, both on and off the court.
Below are just a few examples that illustrate why we’ve got some of the coolest basketball players in the league.
Let’s start with Trevor #Hookah Ariza
First of all, speaking from a brown guy’s perspective, if you smoke hookah, you’re cool. No way around it. If grape and mint tobacco is an amenity for your downtime, chances are we’ll be developing some sort of affinity towards each other. As a popular pastime and primary source of receiving Facebook friend requests, hookah smoking has taken over the concept of recreation in the DC area, and certainly Jan Vesely and Trevor Ariza have picked up on this fad themselves. Although I’ve personally never caught either of them there, Vesely and Ariza have been known to frequent DarNa Lounge in Arlington for some time. Ariza even has a few snapshots of himself that resemble about 95% of Instagram photos uploaded by Middle Easterners in the DMV area.
He’s got a pretty fashionable wardrobe that never exceeds the boundaries of manhood, as shown below.
Wall has never failed to be presentable and has a serious knack for mix and matching different types of garb to compile the perfect outfit. Follow him on Instagram @John_Wall for plenty of examples.
And we all know John can dance. I mean, shit, the guy Dougie’d his way to his career debut back in 2010 and since then, he’s displayed his happy feet numerous times on social media.
While Wall’s got plenty of swag to pull off his antics on camera, he just needs to make sure those moves don’t translate into obnoxious sideline behavior.
Otherwise, ooooooh kill ‘em, John!