France international and San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw likes to have the finer things in life close by.
Like when we wake up in the morning, the first things we think about is a shower and a cup of coffee. Sometimes, NBA players might not have that luxury and would have to wait until the end of practice where they run to the nearest Starbucks to get a smooth latte or cappuccino.
But for Diaw, he doesn’t need to go anywhere it seems. According to San Antonio Spurs beat writer, Jeff McDonald.
You're gonna think I'm making this up. I assure you I am not. Boris Diaw has a working cappuccino maxhine plugged in at his locker.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) January 7, 2016
Via the San Antonio Express News blog:
Last week Spurs fans got all, um, a-Twitter over the reveal of Boris Diaw’s new nickname: Tea Time.
LaMarcus Aldridge christened the 33-year-old Frenchman as such, paying homage to Diaw’s meandering, no-sweat, laissez-faire forays to the basket.
Diaw didn’t disavow the nickname exactly.
“It’s OK,” Diaw said. “I’m more of a coffee guy.”
Fast forward to Saturday, when Spurs players arrived at the AT&T Center before a game against Utah to find Diaw had done arguably the most Diaw thing ever.
He had installed a working espresso machine in his locker, completing the set with three tiny cups with saucers. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Since no still photography is allowed in the locker room, you’ll have to take our word for it.