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Last night, I attended my first ever Washington Wizards game. Though my interest in professional basketball is slim, I’ve been meaning to check out the dance team since City Paper editor Erik Wemple outed them as fat on this blog. Lucky me: Though my seat at the game placed me off to the side of the on-court action, it afforded me a direct view of six members of the dance squad. Throughout the game, I was treated to the soothing rustling sound of their blue pom-pons, and an up-close view of their scantily-clad bodies.
The verdict: The dance team’s collective weight is the least of its problems. Though a mid-game Chipotle promotion features a video of the dance team frantically chasing down a tray of burritos, the dancers looked pretty trim to me. Their hair extensions, though, could use some work; as could their off-the-court fashion choices.
Photo via Don Chavez.