WASHINGTON D.C. - Mustafa Shakur came to Washington D.C. this afternoon, just a few hours before tonight's game against the Celtics. The Wizards signed him due to Kirk Hinrich's injury, and the transition was so sudden that he still had his bag from the plane ride. Unprepared, the Wizards hastily stitched a 22 to the back of a blank jersey, one that was way too big for him.
None of that mattered. Shakur made an impact in his first-ever NBA appearance, scoring five pounts and notching five assists in 10 minutes of action. He also locked down Rajon Rondo and Nate Robinson, blocking one shot on each of them, and even pulled off Rondo's patented fake behind-the-back move for a layup.
Naturally, the whole thing put him in a good mood. When asked about the jersey malfunction, Shakur had this to say:
"They tried to put my whole zip code on it."
Given the way he performed in the jersey, maybe he should just stick with it.