His teammates were pissed, pun intended
Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. spent a long time in the bathroom during his team’s flight to Orlando. It wasn’t because his stomach was bothering him, though. He just needed to take some fit pics.
Trent commandeered the (very spacious!) lavatory to show off his ensemble from Japanese streetwear brand BAPE. (A hoodie similar to the one Trent was wearing costs over $500.)
After Trent posted four photos of his mile-high fashion show on Instagram, his teammates immediately started roasting him.
“Somebody damn near pissed their pants waitin for this goofy stuff,” Evan Turner wrote.
Now, did Trent really keep everyone waiting for the bathroom? Probably not. It’s not like every member of the roster had to pee during the 15-minute window Trent turned the toilet into his personal Milan. But I think we can all appreciate a little good-natured ribbing at the expense of one of the young guys on the team.
This isn’t as dumb as it seems
The NFL is reportedly banning players from exchanging jerseys with members of the opposing team after games this year. It’s a move intended to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus.
Players aren’t buying it.
Obviously there are so many things players do during the course of a game that are more likely to spread the virus than a postgame jersey swap. Offensive and defensive linemen slam into each other huffing and puffing all game long. But the jersey-swap ban isn’t acting like that isn’t a risk, it’s simply trying to do away with an unnecessary additional risk.
Georgia Tech epidemiologist Zachary Binney describes it like this.
They might not be able to play football anyway, though.
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Awesome to see a coach do this
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Is it like that?
Not bad for a bullpen catcher
Oh, this old thing?
Adam Eaton’s reaction was pretty great
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You gotta have a sense of humor if you’re going to hit it that far off course
A little farther behind the plate than he’s used to
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How do you fall for that?
A good song
I watched Shaft for the first time the other day and the soundtrack is incredible. This song was also sampled for an Action Bronson track.
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