Wizards Shaving Heads
This is why you couldn't pay me enough to have me switch my blogging focus from Washington to Cleveland. We all started out in the Cleveland locker room this morning, which had all the humor of Rust Belt decay. Then we gradually wandered our way to the fun side of the arena, and what did we see? Well, the above image, for one thing.
"A little something I brought out of the archives," Caron Butler said. "Took it back. I thought about DeShawn's party, and just said man I want to go with the '80s theme. Did it myself. It help my rhythm out. It ain't been there."
Really, you did it yourself? Big mirror, huh?
"You saying I've got a big head?" Caron replied.
But breaking news! He wasn't alone. Here came Nick Young, in tight jeans, some shirt of indeterminate origins and, what's this, a fade? Yes, Nick Young is wearing a fade tonight.
"This look ain't fully done yet," he said, noting that the designs have not yet been shaved in. Thank you, basketball gods. "Trying to uplift us a little bit," Nick continued. "We need some good spirit in here."
And what's this? Eddie Jordan wandering by, saying he should get his own blog. He was asked about shaving designs into his own noggin.
"Who carved something in their hair?" he said, moments after conducting a 45-minute workout with his troops." I know nothing. I know nothing. Sergeant Schultz is it? You guys aren't old enough for Sergeant Schultz."
Then he addressed his team's situation, saying the theme of the past two days has been discipline.
"Discipline first is self control," he said. "Discipline second is The Enforcer. If you can't control yourself, The Enforcer must control it, and that's me. The third is how do you enforce discipline? With punishment. And so in the world of the NBA it's not a ruler to the backside, it's a seat to the backside. So let's go out and let's control our emotions, let's control our execution, and if you can't do that I'm gonna sit you down and have someone else do it."
Whoa. The Enforcer, really?
"In a general, passive sense, yes," he said.
The Enforcer can be passive?
"Well, you know, it can," Jordan said. "It's sort of a Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King kind of thing."
Can your team possibly be in trouble when it's ping-ponging from Sergeant Schultz to Kid 'n Play to Gandhi nine hours before tip?
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