Andray Blatche: “Godfather of Bench Mob”

From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com:

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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