As a part of some gentle hazing, a rookie middle within the NBA was given the responsibility of bringing the poker chips on each highway journey. When he forgot them, the veterans on the staff have been relentless in razzing him.
James Wiseman, a 20-year-old in his first season with the Golden State warriors, advised The Undefeated that he was provided that job by NBA famous person Steph Curry. But sadly for Wiseman, he forgot them on one of many journeys and was seemingly unaware of how critically a lot of his teammates take poker.
“Man, Klay lit my ass up,” stated Wiseman. “He was like ‘Damn rook, how you forgettin’ them poker chips!’ That was like my first mistake ever, losing the poker chips. Everybody was clowning me. They was like, ‘Man, you forgot the poker chips!’”
Wiseman opted to depart the University of Memphis after only one 12 months and enter the NBA draft. He was taken by the Warriors second total in final 12 months’s draft. The 7-feet tall 20-year-old simply celebrated a birthday on the finish of March and continues to be about 10 months away from having the ability to legally gamble at a on line casino.
If the Nashville native doesn’t take pleasure in card video games, he received’t be becoming in with a lot of his teammates. Curry is clearly a poker fanatic after telling Wiseman to protect the poker chips “with his life,” and Thompson advised media on the finish of 2019 that he was getting “killed” within the staff’s poker video games, which he stated occurred on almost each airplane trip.
The staff’s energy ahead, Draymond Green, appeared on an episode of Poker After Dark a pair years in the past, and the staff’s minority proprietor Chamath Palihapitiya, is a die-hard poker fan and performs in the identical house sport as Phil Hellmuth. The 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner gifted Palihapitiya his thirteenth piece of WSOP gold.