He was cooking defenders back in the day.
Andray Blatche had a decent NBA run in the late 2000s and had always been a serviceable late pick in Fantasy drafts. But he truly entered Filipino basketball fans’ consciousness when he suited up for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Along with Jimmy Alapag, Ranidel de Ocampo, and Gabe Norwood, the versatile big man from Syracuse, New York showed out in Seville, Spain, which resulted in an unforgettable campaign in the global hoops summit.
At that time, Blatche had become a crowd-favorite among Filipino hoop lovers. The way he carried the Philippine team back then was sensational. Before Jordan Clarkson’s and Justin Brownlee’s arrival, the 6-foot-11 tweener was indisputably the best reinforcement Gilas ever had. Actually, Dray might still have a case for retaining the belt. With that in mind, it’s always nice to get an update on the former Gilas main man.
So, what’s he up to these days? On Saturday, Blatche posted an Instagram story, sharing where he’s been hanging out and what’s keeping him busy.
Spending time in the kitchen and whipping something delicious are Dray’s biggest go-to moves nowadays. Back then, he used to slice and dice the defense with an array of moves en route to dropping a 30-piece on the international stage. Currently, he’s literally cooking with pots and pans, using stuff like mushrooms, broccoli, butter, onions, and olive oil. In different ways, both feats are impressive.
Hey, how about an Andray Blatche-owned restaurant in the Philippines? Sounds like a viable business venture, doesn’t it?