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Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  18 responses

Andray Blatche Wants to Go from ‘Zero to Hero’


According to Andray Blatche, he was getting almost no support at all as his time in Washington came to an end. And that’s why he chose to wear the number zero as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Explains the NY Post: “The 6-foot-11 Syracuse product chose to wear No. 0 after signing with Brooklyn, a reminder of the amount of support he felt he had after the Wizards used the amnesty clause to rid themselves of the remainder of his three-year, $23 million contact. ‘Everybody thought I was going to be out of the league,’ Blatche said. ‘Zero reminds me I didn’t have any support system outside of my immediate family, nobody who thought I was going to bounce back and get on another team.’ [...] Blatche will see his old teammates for the first time tonight when the Nets open the Barclays Center for basketball with a preseason game against Washington. The game doesn’t hold any extra significance to him. Blatche does remember those who doubted him — though he didn’t name names — after he was let go from Washington, the reason he chose to wear No. 0. He also picked it in honor of former Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas, whom he said he learned a great deal from at the start of his career. ‘I kind of like his motto: ‘From zero to hero,’ Blatche said. ‘Hopefully I can come from being nothing to something.’”

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  • BRAVO

    no matter what your still gonna be zeroooo

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    He should first make the upgrade from dumbass to just slightly below average….

  • RKJ92

    Stealing from Arenas much?? :S

  • Ugh

    Ronnie James Dio approves of this metaphor.
    Tony G knows what I mean.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i thoguht it was spelled baltche

  • Brooklyn hater

    Blatche sounds like Beeatch.
    He sounds like a fool. We will leave it at that.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    The most common spelling is “Ugh” as in, why is he playing? ugh

  • Max

    He has potential.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ
  • nick

    Breakout season ahead, he will be humbled with his new all star teammates

  • justin05

    I lost respect for him when he got mad at his own teammate for securing a rebound at the end of the game. He had 9 rebounds and that would have given him a trip-dub so he acted like a child. Goes to show right there he only cares about NBA status and fame. I guess it’s not his fault though, look how fast Jeremy Lin’s stardom rose and he still isn’t even a top 50 player in the league. All hype

  • KidSwoosh

    long live the Knucklehead Wizards

  • BRAVO

    nope

  • BRAVO

    nopex2

  • spit hot fiyah

    potential to do what?

  • Max

    To become a somewhat decent NBA player.

  • The Big Cheese

    haha. nope, indeed. gon get a lot of national face time, though. antics!

  • MikeC.

    When your career mentor is the “goofballs and guns” version of Arenas, you’ve got some decision-making problems.

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