First round draft picks who are picked in the lottery have very hectic days. They take many pictures and interview with the media in New York. Then, they may shake hands with NBA Commissionner Adam Silver. And then, MORE interviews!
For Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, that was his Thursday. Take a look at this video belwo.
And on Friday, he had to take a train down to Washington for another round of media appearances.
Though some Wizards fans and the national media think Tommy Sheppard and friends were doofuses for picking him over Cam Reddish, you wouldn’t know it at Capital One Arena when he finally met head coach Scott Brooks, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Tommy Shepard and ownership.
Eventually, Hachimura spoke to the media with Sheppard and Brooks. The entire press conference can be seen in the embed above or you can click here.
I don’t think the press conference had any snippets that I haven’r heard before, but you can definitely see him be the Grand Marshal of next year’s Cherry Blossom Parade.
Rui on coming to D.C.: “I heard about the cherry blossoms. That’s like a Japanese thing. I heard there’s a lot of Japanese people here. I’m so excited to meet everyone.”— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 21, 2019
Finally, Hachimura took photos in his new team uniform
and had a conversation with John Wall.
He’ll also be repping wearing Jordan Brand gear this upcoming season.
I’m already starting to feel excited for the 2019-20 NBA season. Is it October yet?!