Wale was recently blessed with the title of “creative liaison” for his hometown team the Washington Wizards, and is ready to get to work from the ground up, starting with the team’s uniforms.
The “Clappers” rapper opened up to ESPN Magazine and revealed that he has enlisted the man himself, Kanye West to redesign the team’s jerseys, saying he hopes the move will bring more attention to the squad. “I want to be a shot in the arm to DC basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms.”
The DC native went on to say that while the Wizards have an impressive backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal, he hopes to create a movement like “The Lake Show,” or recreate what the Bulls once had.
“I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had. That’s the vibe I want.”