Jordan Poole was acquired by the Washington Wizards this past offseason in one of the summer’s more notable trades.
Many viewed it as a win-win. In Poole’s case, he would have the opportunity to lead a team the way he clearly wanted to during his Golden State Warriors days. For the Wizards, this was the chance to add an explosive offensive playmaker.
Unfortunately, thus far, the Poole-to-Washington experiment hasn’t gone too well.
The Wizards are 2-7 through nine games and Poole seems to already be developing a bad attitude.
This week, a video surfaced showcasing 28 seconds of Poole displaying various signs of being confused and mad on the Wizards bench.
Jordan Poole 😂😂😂
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) November 13, 2023
Fans had some strong reactions:
This is actually disgusting, to be honest. Dude can play, but this ain’t it.
— Brandon. (@FameAdventura) November 13, 2023
NO WONDER THEY TRADED BRO💯
— waff6ix (@waff6ix) November 13, 2023
It’s frustrating to see players turn timeouts into a comedy act instead of focusing on the game. Serious moments deserve more respect. 🏀😤
— St Jagaban📌 (@jagabaney007) November 13, 2023
Poole is a unique character. Between the way he powers up whenever he is around beautiful women and what happens when he spots blondes sitting courtside, the man clearly marches to the beat of his own drum.
That said, he does come with his fair share of negative qualities. There is a reason why his old Warriors teammates didn’t like him. And not just Draymond Green. Klay Thompson wasn’t a huge fan of Poole’s either. Neither was Steve Kerr, for that matter.
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Poole has some bad habits and unfortunate inclinations.
The hope was that coming to Washington would change that.
So far the Jordan Poole Experiment with the Wizards is not unlike what it was in Golden State, only here there are no veterans to put him in his place.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.