Blatche: Wizards “Tried To End Me”
Following the Nets’ overtime win against the Knicks last night, Andray Blatche took to social media, tweeting: “Feels good to be part of a winning organization.” The message’s not-so-subtle undertone: Blatche is happy to be out of Washington, where the Wizards fell to an NBA-worst 0-12 earlier in the evening.
While Blatche’s tweet didn’t attack the Wizards head-on, the Nets forward appeared on 106.7 The Fan in Washington this morning, where he was more direct with his criticism of the franchise that amnestied him earlier this summer. As Mike Prada of BulletsForever.com and Michael Lee of the Washington Post detail, Blatche contended that he was unfairly scapegoated in Washington by an organization that didn’t have his back.
“For them to say, ‘Oh, he’s a bad teammate. He’s a cancer in the locker room.’ He’s this and that. All that is a bunch of lies,” Blatche said. “That’s what really made me mad. That showed me, they tried to end me.
“I can’t remember not once anybody say, ‘Give him a break. Let’s try to pick him up.’ Or anything. They were like, when things weren’t starting well, they used me as an excuse.”