When Nick Young came into the Wizards locker room on Wednesday, it was with hurt feelings.
“JaVale hasn’t been on my team in the past couple days,” he explained. “He kicked me out of the group. The Chinstrap group. I had to cut my beard.”
For those who aren’t keeping up with the facial hair tendencies of the Wizards, JaVale McGee and Trevor Booker were sporting slim chinstrap beards and calling themselves the Chinstrap Brothers.
Unfortunately for Nick, his wasn’t up to par.
“It was me and JaVale and half of Nick,” Booker told us. “His wasn’t in fully, so we had to kick him out. We told him to shape it up and we’ll see where it goes from there.”
Instead of trying to fit in, Young defiantly decided to show up Wednesday clean shaven.
“They said I couldn’t fully grow it. So I was a little hurt,” he said. “They could have at least let me in for trying.”
Booker also showed up on Wednesday sans chinstrap and gave Young hope that he might fit into the group after all.
“I might grow my hair out like Nick and be the Afro Brothers.”
Let’s hope JaVale can grow an Afro, lest he find himself odd man out of this one.