Andray Blatche: “Godfather of Bench Mob”

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

From Mike Mazzeo of

According to Andray Blatche, the Brooklyn Nets' reserves are going to be called the "Bench Mob."

You've probably heard that nickname before. (See: 2011-12 Chicago Bulls).

But Blatche claims to have been the originator of the "Bench Mob" nickname when he was with the Washington Wizards.

"That came from me ... I started it. I'm the Godfather of it. It's me. Ain't no C.J. Watson with the Chicago Bulls. It's me," Blatche said.

Sure ... but the Bulls ... and C.J. ...

"He didn't bring that from Chicago," Blatche said. "Don't you dare say that came from Chicago. It came from me in D.C. with the other team I was with."

Fair enough.

I'm not sold on Bench Mob as a nickname, though there is something quite Andray Blatche about self-proclaiming himself the Godfather of it. Some ideas (some gleefully stolen): Da Bench, The Notorious B.E.N.C.H., Brooklyn's Benchcourt, The Bench Press, Benchpire. Most of these are terrible. We have a poll over there on the right -- chime in, or let us know your suggestions.

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  1. avatar erosie says:

    oh andray…
    as long as he keeps playing with focus he can be the godfather of the bench

  2. avatar Andrew Gnerre says:

    I can’t get behind the Bench Mob moniker, but I would 100% support calling it the Blatche Mob.

  3. avatar bknetsnation says:

    The Brooklyn Bad Boyz (see Blatche & Reggie)

  4. avatar Thom Guthrie says:

    As long as he keeps anchoring it, I say we do what the nice man says. I also think Dray should be called Zero My Hero, even if Bob Dorough wants royalties.

  5. avatar John F. A. says:

    I’d like to think of this as a reference to Lil B’s “Bitch Mob.” I can very easily imagine Andray doing the cooking dance. PROTECT LIL B AT ALL COSTS

  6. avatar bballkidnj9 says:

    The Notorious B.E.N.C.H. is by far the best one.