The NBA season is on hiatus with almost everything else in sports during the continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. 

With so much unexpected free time, many Wizards players are getting caught up on movies, TV shows, and yes, video games.

Wizards guard, Ish Smith played Madden Football on the first night of the NBA's 30-day break until 3 am. Unfortunately, Ish didn’t play with the Carolina Panthers, his hometown team, which was a poor choice. Instead he played seven consecutive games with the Houston Texans. After going (3-4), Ish felt the need to blame his less than .500 record on something other than himself.

“Computer be cheating though, but that’s another subject," Smith said. 

As for one of the hottest players in the league, post-All-Star break, Bradley Beal continues to stay fit working out in his home. However, Beal, like his teammate Smith, is taking time to work on his video game skills, too. Beal, an avid soccer fan, is keeping busy playing FIFA Soccer on Xbox.

Not all NBA players are staying away from the game, though. Pacers two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo, who returned from a ruptured tendon in his quad on January 29th, is still working to get back to a 100 percent. Oladipo, who is a musical artist with two R&B albums (Songs for You, 2017, V.O., 2018), navigates both the NBA world and the music industry at a high level. When asked if he’s working on his music during this downtime, Oladipo responded via text, “Lol, I still gotta rehab."


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