How to set up ballers

Former ball boy tells all from scouting in the stands to how tips became gratuitous

Originally Published: May 19, 2014
By Pete Zalewski, former Wizards ball boy | ESPN The Magazine

1. We box out on post-game beverages NBA players aren't as picky as rock stars, but some have a specific list of stuff they want in the locker room. So after a trade, one of your first tasks is learning what the new guy drinks and making sure the fridge is filled with it. If he likes orange Gatorade and we don't have it, we see if he's OK with blue-or run out and get more ASAP.

2. This is no country club for young men Most of us aren't really "boys." A buddy who works ...

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