With the off-season training and practice programs now underway, the players are mostly all back in San Diego. Like any good team, these players that battle beside each other week after week during the season, need to spend time during training to really build a bond. There is no unit where this is more important than the offensive line.
So what do the members of the biggest line in the NFL do to bond? Play some basketball of course. And who is the star of the group when they take the court? That's right, you guessed it. Kenny Wiggins.
In all seriousness, though, if you are familiar with Kenny, this isn't a surprise. Here's a portion of his bio from the Chargers team site.
"Wiggins enjoys playing basketball and fishing when he's not playing football or training with the Chargers. Before he became an all-league hoopster at Elk Grove (Calif.) High School, Wiggins earned a spot on an AAU team in 2004 that was coached by rapper and entertainer Master P. The team played games around the country and featured Master P's son, rapper, and actor, Lil Romeo, as well as DeMar DeRozan, a shooting guard for the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Had Wiggins not opted for a career in football, he received several overtures to play Division I college basketball."
And as for Tyreek Burwell? No comment.