After the Brooklyn Nets victory over the Manhattan Knicks, Andray Blatche was feeling good about himself. So good that he decided to call out his old team, the Washington Wizards, who have started 0-12, in front of reporters by asking the question, “Anybody seen how the Wizards are doing?”
That got him on D.C. radio 106.7 FM where hosts Holder Kushner and Danny Rouhier asked him to explain himself. Apparently Blatche felt like the Wizards never had his back when he was there.
“They could have explained what was going on, they could have had my back, they could have done anything,” Blatche said via Tim Bontemps of the NY Post “I don’t care what they would have done. It could have been anything, it could have been something small other than to say, ‘Well, you know what, this is our escape route. We’re gonna leave him out there for himself, he’s gonna fend for himself now.’ “No, that is not what you do when you’re family … that’s not what you do. I don’t care what my brother, sister, uncle anybody does, I’m gonna have their back 100 percent, because they’re family and that’s what you do when you’re family.”
He did admit that some of the blame for what went on in Washington was his fault explaining, “I was out of shape…I will 100 percent admit that, and that’s 100 percent on me. I coul dhave done a lot more workouts.”
Blatche may have been one of the worst players one one of the worst teams last season, but he’s doing well for the Nets this year. He is averaging 18.8 points and 10.7 rebounds per 36 minutes while backing up Brook Lopez at center, both would be new career bests.