Name: Boris Diaw
Team: San Antonio Spurs
Weight: 265, but 235 on Wikipedia because Boris must have personally written his profile page.
Here at DRaT, we like to cover all facets of the NBA. We cover Lebron, we cover the Birdman and it’s only fair, we cover Big Boris.
With all the explosive athleticism the Frenchmen has displayed throughout the NBA Finals, you might wonder about the origin of his innate ability. While I wish I were lying, Diaw is actually the son of a Senegalese long-jumper and the most prolific female center in French basketball history.
Diaw has had quite the career. In 2003, he was drafted 21st overall by the Atlanta Hawks. Two seasons later, he was shipped with two first round picks for the then underrated Joe Johnson (now an oxymoron). In his first season with Phoenix, Diaw won the NBA’s most improved player by averaging 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Possessing the ability to guard 1 through 5, Boris was an extremely vital piece for a team that sported Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire during their prime years. With Diaw, the Suns were a force year in and year out in the Western Conference.
But that period of his life is now over. It is no longer 2006 and Boris cannot defend 1 through 5. Not well, at least.
In 2008, Diaw was shipped to Charlotte for J-Rich and Jared Dudley. He then proceeded to put every buffet in the greater Charlotte area out of business.
But now in 2013, Bulging Boris has been productive. While it’s pretty funny watching his moobs flap as he soars for a board, he really isn’t the worst. Throughout the playoffs, he’s averaged roughly 4-2-2 in 16 minutes a game. In fact, Diaw exploded for 9 points in Game 4. Not bad for a guy who’s carrying the weight of the world in his butt cheeks.
Boris, we love you here at DRaT. Take the abuse with a grain of salt and continue to do Boris things on the court.
Throughout his entire career, Boris has given you a little of everything. Here at Droses and Thorns, we’re trying to do the same.