[SBNation] Spend a few hours running around an NBA court chasing a ball and bumping sweaty bodies, and you’re bound to smell when all is said and done. But I’ve always wondered if there was a specific NBA player who is known for being particularly smelly.
Because sometimes a question is too important to not have an answer, I attempted to find out. Most of the NBA players I talked to weren’t very quick to throw a particular baller under the bus, but many pointed to a particular sub-group of players as most likely to smell offensive.
“This year? I haven’t had any guys in terms of perimeter players. Last year they had a guy on Minnesota’s team, [Mickael] Gelibale, who was pretty stinky,” Wizards guard Garrett Temple said. “And just to be honest, most of the time the guys that don’t smell too good are not from America. I’ll just put it like that.”
Jazz guard Brandon Rush: “I’m not gonna name names,” he said in talking about foul-smelling players. “Maybe one or two I can think of off the top of my head that smelled bad. I can’t name names because one is my old teammate.”
We’ll just call that today’s blind item! Which former teammate of Rush’s needs to shower more?
“You gotta suck it up,” Rush continued. “Some guys would throw him hints, like ‘You forgot your deodorant today’ or something like that. Or, ‘Did you use body wash today?’ Because the dude actually showered all the time. He just never put on deodorant.”
Brandon Rush’s Stinky Old Teammate: