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Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

Posted on: May 12, 2011 6:22 pm
 
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis does not support lapdance Tuesdays. Posted by Ben Golliver. blatche-sign

A few weeks back, Yahoo! Sports noted that Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche was hosting "Lapdance Tuesdays" at a Miami Beach club. Yes, seriously. He was even street-teaming the event on Twitter.

Blatche, of course, is the knucklehead forward who once was busted for soliciting a prostitute, got into a fight with center JaVale McGee on Christmas Eve and recently took to the radio to blast Wizards fans during another pathetic season. 

The Wizards, meanwhile, are in the process of a wholesale reputation re-alignment under new owner Ted Leonsis. The team drafted John Wall, dumped Gilbert Arenas in trade and recently unveiled new uniforms, all in the name of a fresh start and improving fan relations.

Clearly, then, Lapdance Tuesday wasn't something Leonsis could let slide by without a comment. 

And, by the standards governing owner on player rebukes, he let Blatche have it. In comments made to 106.7 The Fan and transcribed by BulletsForever.com, Leonsis took a hard line.
"The Wizards being associated with that is unacceptable. We made sure we got that taken down. We're not happy with that, and neither is he. The way those things tend to happen are not well understood. Sometimes celebrities get an appearance fee, and someone goes and markets them. Andray is a very gifted player, and we know this is a very important summer for him. He needs to come back and be in unbelievable shape with unbelievable determination, because he needs to prove he's a really, really good player and that he can win. He gets it. The proof will be in the pudding, but he understands it."
That was an excellent statement by Leonsis -- pitch perfect -- right up until the words "He gets it." There's absolutely no way Blatche gets it. He was just hoping to make a little extra money and not get caught.

Even if Leonsis sees Blatche for what he is -- and the guess is he probably does -- his hands are tied as Blatche was signed to a lengthy extension that keeps him a Wizard until 2014-2015. So, for the sake of salvaging Blatche's nonexistent trade value, Leonsis has no choice but to continue pretending that Blatche gets it.
Comments

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:48 am
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

That's hilarious...Dray is a fool!!!



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2011 8:05 am
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

This is truly unbelievable. Players nowadays....anything to get a buck, you already make millions, you don't have to sell your soul in the process.



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

NO!!!!!!!!   Yell




Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

What Value is this no talent individual to the Wizards?  He can not honestly be part of their rebuilding plan.  He is the most worthless of players--no real talent and a headache off the court.  

This is a perfect time to get rid of him  Do it now!



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

If I wasn't a sports fan living in the Washington, DC area and I walked down the street and saw that sign, I am sure that I would say, "Who is Andray Blatche?"



Since: Jan 24, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

With all those dances John Wall does I couldn't be surprised if he got something during this season.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

Great idea to change the uniforms, now change the players that will go into those uniforms.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Wizards owner cracks down on Lapdance Tuesdays

He was hoping to make a little extra money and not get caught.
First rule of not getting caught:  Don't put your name up on a marquee outside a strip club.

Second rule of not getting caught:  Don't put your name up on a marquee outside a strip club.


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