* “I want to create the “Lake Show,” create what the Bulls had.”
* “I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had.”
* “Even if you’re coming to a game for the wrong reasons, like trying to win a pair of shoes or something, I want you into it.”
To repeat the second item for a second, what it says is that Wale is talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms. That would be something. Wonder what Kris Humphries might think. Among other things.
The story’s introduction also said Wale’s role “is to bring fun back to the Verizon Center,” describing him as a “long-suffering Wiz fan.”
Of course, some Wizards fans have been skeptical about Wale’s role. Haters gonna hate.
Others have pointed out this quote from way, way back in 2009.
“Yeah, but I gotta be honest, I’m not the biggest Wizards fan,” Wale said then. “I usually root for the Nuggets and the Cavs.”
Wale’s previous comments about his liaison role, to the team’s Monumental Network, were a bit less grandiose than the whole Kanye uniform thing.
“Whatever I can do to provide,” Wale said in the fall. “Even if I gotta come out there as G-Wiz, or he’s gotta take a day off, I come out there and do a couple of front flips, and dunk it and whatever, I’m here for that. … You might see me. If one day [G-Wiz] has got that extra swag, he’s got that extra bop with him, it might be me under there.”
G-Wiz and Kayne have similar Q Scores, I believe.
(Via Ted Leonsis)