Ex-Wizards in-game host: 'DC deserves better than Ernie Grunfeld'

Chris Lingebach
November 21, 2018 - 3:30 pm

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If you thought the days-long public explosion of Wizards drama couldn't get any more intense, well, I've got their former in-game host putting Ernie Grunfeld on blast to sell you.

Rodney Rikai, who served as the Wizards' in-game host for five seasons -- from 2013-14 to 2017-18 -- departed from D.C. to Los Angeles this summer to work as an account manager for Hennessy, and also on his blossoming writing and acting career. Rikai returned to D.C. Tuesday night to be honored by the Wizards before their game against the Clippers with a framed jersey.

Rikai was all smiles Tuesday night (and rightly so).

King of the world right now!

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By Wednesday afternoon, Rikai was ready to share his true feelings about what he thinks is plaguing the Wizards organization, calling out team president Ernie Grunfeld for rampant mediocrity (and rightly so).

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Rikai, like a true statesman, picked the perfect moment to share his opinions, waiting until he was completely untethered from the organization.

Watch how he tiptoed toward the line prior to Tuesday night's ceremony.


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