This time last year, NBA players were joking about finding new jobs since they weren’t going to be able to play basketball. Delonte West even took things a bit farther, working on a delivery truck to make ends meet during a stupidly long offseason. This summer, guys have a chance to chill and eat ice cream without worrying about needing to find a new source of income.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not going to put feelers out. Some of them, anyways. Like Rajon Rondo, who’s using this last month off to learn everything there is to know about making fashion magazines. From GQ:
Rajon will be interning at GQ for the next few days, helping our game out and learning a thing or two about menswear and the magazine industry. You’ll see interviews, critiques, and blog post from the future hall-of-famer popping up all week.
First things first, Rajon will be reporting to the GQ jacket depository so he can get rid of this thing. At least that’s what I’m hoping his first duty is. Anything less would be uncivilized.
But good for him. The world needs more basketball players who are in to fashion and also more menswear bloggers, so this is killing two blog birds with one stone. And with those giant hands, he’ll be able to grab several coffees at once, which will put his Intern Efficiency Rating (IER) through the roof. Plus, if his bosses need someone to hold a ton of hangers, which it really seems like they would, each of those mitts can handle between 50-75 hangers each, depending on the article of clothing. That’s going to be a huge help.
Not to mention, if this somehow leads to him convincing Paul Pierce to try a new facial hair look, then we’re all winners. That, truly, would be his greatest assist.