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Trevor Booker reminisces his early years with the Wizards, was glad to make it out “alive”

The Wizards alum talked about his crazy first season in the NBA. Let’s say that they were a “s*** show.”

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Trevor Booker has many stories about his time with the Washington Wizards.
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Trevor Booker is currently a free agent, having last played for the Indiana Pacers in the 2017-18 season. Earlier this week, he was a guest on The HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy where he talked about his personal workouts, NBA trends and more.

As Wizards fans, we know him best as a member of the team from 2010-14 where he played alongside John Wall during his early years.

In the 38-minute podcast, Booker also talked for a couple minutes about his time with the Wizards. And we got a glimpse at how crazy things were.

Click here to listen to the podcast. You can listen to Booker’s comments on the Wizards from the 14:00 to the 16:20 minute timeframe on Kennedy’s podcast.

Here are just some of the highlights, or lowlights, depending on your podcast.

  • Players were beating other players up in hotel rooms, presumably on road trips.
  • Without saying names, he recalled the JaVale McGee-Andray Blatche fight outside a night club. Apparently a third teammate got hurt by the police (in Booker’s words) while trying to break up the fight. According to Michael Lee, The Washington Post’s Wizards reporter at the time, that teammate was Al Thornton.
  • A player took a dump in a teammate’s shoe, though I’m assuming Booker is rehashing a story about Gilbert Arenas pooping in Andray Blatche’s shoe and cutting up his suits from reports back from 2010.
  • Booker though the NBA was a “shit show” because of the off-the-court antics he saw with the Wizards. He was glad that he “made it out alive.” At any rate, he has a LOT of stories, though he wouldn’t go on the record about them.

I think it goes without saying that the Wizards were a group of interesting characters back in 2010-11. After a major front office overhaul, I’m confident that the Wizards won’t be doing the same types of things that Booker mentioned in that podcast.