Blatche makes his return to the Verizon Center Friday when his Brooklyn Nets come for a visit. What kind of reaction do his former teammates expect him to receive?
“Probably a lot of boos,” Travor Brooker said. “I heard they got extra security over on his bench, just in case somebody wants to throw stuff. So I don’t know how true that is. I hope he makes it out alive.”
That last part was a joke, but still, there's no longer a reason for Wizards fans to feel conflicted about booing Blatche since he's not a member of their favorite team. Yet, like I said, it's not as if they ever felt conflicted in the first place.
As for Blatche, he claims that he "[has] no feeling at all" heading back to where his career began.
"It’s another game," he said. "It’s a regular game for me. No emotional ties or nothing. To be honest with you, they can boo as loud as they want. They're supposed to now... I don’t play for them."
Sounds like a challenge to me.
Can you imagine if Blatche misses two free throws, giving the crowd free Chick-Fil-A? The roof might explode off Verizon Center. What else are you supposed to cheer for at this point?
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