The seven seasons Andray Blatche spent with the Washington Wizards were erratic, to say the least. The power forward was always seen as having a ton of potential, but he never fulfilled it for various reasons that included being out of shape and getting into trouble off the court. Now with the Brooklyn Nets, Blatche seems overjoyed to be out of the nation’s capital.
According to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann, Andray asked reporters if anyone has seen how the Wizards are doing before the Nets game against the Knicks on Monday night. The Wizards were 0-11 at the time and are 0-12 after a loss on Monday. Blatche joined 106.7 The Fan’s Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday morning to discuss the recent shots he took at his former team
“I’m not going to blame it all on injuries, I could have done more,” Blatche told Kushner and Rouhier. “I’m talking more about the booing and the ignorance of the fans and media who didn’t have my back.”
Blatche, who once said he would die for his Wizards teammates, blamed the Wizards front office for ruining his reputation and planting information about him in the media.
“For them to say, ‘He’s a bad teammate. He’s a cancer in the locker room.’ All that was a bunch of lies,” he said. “That’s what really made me mad. When they said all those rumors and put them in the media, that’s what angered me. Who else would say that? None of my teammates would say that. (The media) can ask every last one of my teammates here, and I guarantee you what they say is completely different than what everyone else says.”
The Nets are off to a hot start at 9-4, and Blatche took to Twitter on Monday night to talk about how it “feels good to be part of a winning organization.” Brooklyn may be doing a lot of winning thus far in 2012, but I don’t think I would call them a winning organization. Blatche also told 106.7 The Fan that he is trying to move on from Washington but reporters always ask him about it. Based on some of the comments he made and the tweets he sent, it doesn’t seem like the big man is in any rush to stop dogging on his former team.
H/T Bullets Forever and Ball Don’t Lie