I’m sure you don’t believe it, that you think it’s made-up as some sort of weird in-joke that nobody quite understands, but the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night. It really happened. For realsies — the worst team in the NBA beat the team with the best record.
But before that, things were standard Wizards with the team getting booed at home before the game even started. Sadly, that’s easier to believe than them beating the Thunder.
And while you might think getting booed at home during player intros is bad, Wizards fans should keep doing it. Don’t believe me, then ask Andray Blatche, who was the one getting heckled by his team’s own fans. From the Washington Post:
“Nah nah, that was just terrible,” Blatche said. “I mean, last year I missed that layup, but intros? I was like, aw, man. Hey man, we won. If they want to do that every night and we win, I don’t care.”
Plus this, from SB Nation:
“It’s tough taking some open shots when, whenever I take some and I miss and then the boos come out,” he admitted. “It slims down your shot selection. So I don’t know, it’s just tough.”
You see, Wizards fans, if you keep booing Andray Blatche, the Wizards might keep winning AND it makes him more likely to pass up shots. Considering his True Shooting percentage and Effective Field Goal percentage are both the lowest they’ve been in his career, that’s a double good reason to boo Blatche in warmups.
So boo away, Washingtonians. It’s for the good of the team.