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Wizards on Tying Ties

Losing locker rooms usually aren't good for Bog purposes. That's another reason why you haven't seen much Caps in here lately. But oddly enough, the Wiz locker room usually winds up being ok, win or lose. And you can spare me the lectures on how these guys aren't taking the losses hard enough, because I don't see how them being sad would really help anything. It certainly wouldn't help me. Gilbert, in fact, was planning on taking Tony Parker out for dinner last night.

Anyhow, blowout loss notwithstanding, you knew last night would be relatively ok in the Wiz locker room when Antonio Daniels wanted to make sure that Gilbert wasn't going to address the media wearing nothing but a wife beater and overcoat, a look he's apparently sported before, a look that he says he borrowed from xXx, the movie.

"Just because you saw it in a movie, doesn't mean it's cool," A.D. told Gil.

Anyhow, someone on the team wanted a double windsor knot in their tie, which set A.D. and Gilbert to talking about neckwear.

"About three people on this team know how to tie a tie," A.D. said.

"Who?" Gilbert said.

"Me, Antawn..." A.D. said.

"Jarvis?" Gil asked.

"Jarvis definitely [doesn't], because he brings his tie to me at every road game," A.D. said.

"Caron?" Gil asked.

"I don't know," A.D. said. "I've never seen him tie one."

"I've seen him put it over his neck, I'm not sure..." offered game-night pro Dolph Sand.

"...Right, if he ties it," A.D. finished. "Jarvis calls me, 'whatcha doing, you getting ready to leave? Tie my tie real quick.' Man, you're grown."

"DeShawn pays the bell man to tie his tie," Gil pointed out to much laughter.

"The double windsor," A.D. repeated, shaking his head.

"Mine are already tied," Gil said.

"See, that's a shame," A.D. said.

"What?" Gil asked.

"What you just said," A.D. said.

"'Mine are already tied?'" Gil asked.

"That's a shame," A.D. said.

Gil pondered this. "It works," he said.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 8, 2007; 9:29 AM ET
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They need to hire Dhani Jones as a personal fashion consultant.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | February 8, 2007 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"That's another reason why you haven't seen much Caps in here lately."

Can we at least have a post, containing all of the reasons why the Caps aren't on here lately?

Posted by: CapCrazy | February 8, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

so so sad, I used to tie my brother's ties before church if my dad wouldnt. My older brother... getting his ties tied... by his lil sister. It's not uncommon cause guy don't know how to dress anymore.

Posted by: rida | February 8, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I love that team

Posted by: Kev | February 8, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

after losing the bet, DeShawn still has funds to pay bell men?

Posted by: CreditZard | February 8, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

That's my team!

"Just because you saw it in a movie, doesn't mean it's cool," A.D. told Gil.

AD, THANKS For saying that. LOL! AD *knows* he's in the running with Caron for best-dressed for this entire season, and he's flexing his muscles.

Playing XBOX, getting dressed. See, when people (ignorant people) say "You're an NBA fan?! Like, don't those guys get in fights and trouble with the law and stuff," I'm not naive. I don't say our team is perfect forever. There's probably stuff that Dan sees or hears in locker rooms that I don't want to know about.

But my team's got to have one of the lowest MessyTrouble-to-player averages in the league. Whether it's taking Tony Parker to dinner, worrying about the wardrobe, or just playing XBox, these guys manage to have fun without smashing things.

And this focus on fashion is it does highlight to the players that they are in the public eye and they really are role models for a lot of kids in the community. Look how many people are voting on the website for the best dressed Wizards!

Posted by: Nancy | February 8, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

A.D. is terrific. He keeps the rest of those kids grounded in reality. He and Antawn must be the team parents.

Posted by: Joe the Fan | February 8, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

The thing that worries me is that maybe Gilbert took Parker to dinner to find out how dating Eva Longoria helped Parker's marketing opportunities. Gilbert seems to be focused on such opportunities. Now, Gilbert just needs to find a movie star who is eccentric, reclusive, and likes to play video games all day.

Posted by: Sean | February 8, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Here's what I don't understand. When I played hoops in school, every gameday we had to wear a tie to school and to the game. And I recall most other teams doing the same. And you can bet most college teams had to wear ties too. So why didn't these knuckleheads learn to tie a tie when they were 14? And if, even now, they can't learn that, how the heck are they supposed to learn the Princeton offense?

On second thought, this post by Dan explains a lot of things.

Posted by: Steve | February 8, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

roger mason went to good counsel, my alma mater, which means he had to wear a tied tie, maybe third wiz AD forgot about?

Posted by: CreditZard | February 8, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Given a choice of all the area teams, why wouldn't you follow these guys closely? In general they recognize how fortunate they are, they play hard on the court, they are likeable off court, and you never have the feeling you're supporting a bunch of jerks.

Keep writing about these guys.

Posted by: CW | February 8, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Roger will always be a Quaker to me. Unless he suits up for Coach Hibbs' Good Counsel team. That would be cool.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | February 8, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

CW, you got that right. Positively scares me when Dan suggests perhaps he's covering the Wizards too much. That's not possible!

Seriously, I wonder if there's any set of sportswriters elsewhere that find out as much about their NBA players. Call me a paid shill, but I think the Post sportswriters rock on this beat.

Posted by: Nancy | February 8, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what anyone thinks. I can't get enough of the Wizards behind the scenes stuff. This needs to be a reality show. I don't care how lame that makes me sound. I just want it to happen.

Posted by: ThankGodForLeaguePass | February 8, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Wait...Gil has those dorky zipper ties?

Posted by: miestersean | February 8, 2007 6:40 PM | Report abuse

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