Boris Diaw has become a barista

SAN ANTONIO, TX - SEPTEMBER 28:  Boris Diaw #33 of the San Antonio Spurs poses for a portrait during media day at the Spurs Training Facility on September 28, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Spurs forward Boris Diaw is well known for his wide range of interests, from karaoke to wildlife photography, as well as his irrepressible continental flair, so this latest tale probably shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. Still, it provides a pretty awesome mental visual: According to reports out of San Antonio, Boris Diaw has installed a cappuccino machine in his locker.

Jeff McDonald from the San Antonio Express News tells the tale

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).

Asked if Diaw’s new addition to his locker set-up represents the peak example of Boris being Boris, teammate Manu Ginobili laughed.

“With Boris, it is hard to tell,” Ginobili said. “There are so many.”

At least the latest caffeinated developments have perhaps another new nickname for Diaw, courtesy of a few clever heads on Twitter: The Borista.


  1. lbj says:

    Being a barista or Batista the wrestler won’t give you your 2nd ring. You need to play with our “king” LeBron. We will trade James Jones plus future 1st and 2nd round picks to San Antonio for Boris Diaw.

    PG: Irving
    SG: Dellevadova
    SF: Smith
    PF: Our “King” LeBron
    C: Thompson

    2nd ring for Boris and 3rd for our “king” LeBron

    • james says:

      they dont want future picks theyre competing right now.

      • Kai says:

        It’s all nonsense. But I love to watch it. Cleveland’s only chance to beat the warriors is if someone important is injured. Crossing my fingers for a healthy finals rematch. Warriors in 7.

    • Joe keitt says:

      Who is this guy??? (Our king lebron) lmao I respect diaw as a player however he isn’t clevlands missing piece if lebron would get out of his own way he would have his 3rd ring. But diaw at best is a rotational player and not a missing piece to clevlands puzzle…. Maybe he is on nba 2k16 lol but not in reality…. Get a grip

    • Jack says:

      Good to see you again, lbj. It’s been a while. Oh, and of course…

      Being a king won’t give you your 3rd ring. You need to play with our “emperor” Steph Curry. We will trade future HOF player James McAdoo and veteran Jason Thompson plus future 1st and 2nd round picks to Cleveland for LeBron James.

      PG: Our “emperor” Steph Curry
      SG: Klay Thompson
      SF: Andre Igoudala
      PF: LeBron James
      C:Draymond Green

    • couchdude says:

      Can I have what your smoking please

  2. Gerrard says:

    Boris is a funny Guy.

  3. esboa says:

    Boris is a French international (case you don’t know), and a much better player than a lot of us think.

    He has a great understanding of the game and comes up with unconventional solutions in a game (like Manu ..)

  4. prahumac says:

    this year our team spurs would crush every thing that will come in their path whoever it is???????????

  5. Marco says:

    stop replying to lbj, he’s the definition of a troll (even if i admit i missed him a bit with his nonsense posts)