Rookie hazing isn’t uncommon in professional sports. Nevertheless, it’s pretty rare that you hear of a head coach leading the charge when it comes to hazing rookies. But that’s exactly what Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is doing.
According to ESPN, Scott is hazing his rookies Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones by making them carry around baby dolls and strollers that he gave to them before Wednesday’s game against the Bulls.
“Just rookie initiation, I guess,” Jones said with a laugh. “Just trying to have fun with it. You’re only a rookie once, so you just got to have fun with it.”
Scott didn’t offer an explanation regarding the baby dolls before the game, but each player realizes the hazing is just part of the game. Waiters’ baby doll, Mary, and Zeller’s baby doll, LaQuesha, sat quietly on the side of the Cavs’ locker room while Jones’ baby doll, Connie, sat in front of his locker.
“(Scott) didn’t tell us (why),” Zeller said. “He just had them out there