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Boras Diaw has been sleeping on Tony Parker’s couch since signing with Spurs

Life as an NBA player requires adjusting on the fly — not only on the court, but off of it as well. One minute you could be playing in Charlotte and the next thing you know you’re halfway across the country in San Antonio. Just ask Boris Diaw, who was released by the Bobcats and signed by the Spurs last Friday. Having played four games in five days since joining the team, Diaw hasn’t had any time to look for a place. Fortunately, he has been able to bunk up with his good buddy Tony Parker.

“I’m sleeping on Tony’s couch for the moment. Like Jeremy Lin!” Diaw said with a laugh during an interview with RMC Sport. “We made a deal: I can sleep at his house but I have to pay for all of our meals.”

Depending on how much Tony eats, that seems like a pretty fair trade-off for now. The thing is, however, that Amar’e Stoudemire has labeled Diaw as one of the two smelliest players in the NBA, along with Ronny Turiaf. At least Lin was sleeping on his own brother’s couch and there are no rumors about him being a stinker. Hopefully for the sake of Parker’s furniture, Amar’e is wrong about Boris’ hygiene.

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Amar’e Stoudemire: Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf Are NBA’s Smelliest Players

Within any large collection of grown men there are bound to be some stinkers. Some guys smell more than others. That’s a fact of life. Whether it’s because of unfortunate genetic makeup or poor personal hygiene, not everyone is easy to stand within a few feet of.

With that in mind, there are a number of low post players in the NBA who are tough to bang bodies with.  Sure, some players are difficult to defend or post up because they are good players, but others are effective because of their odiously offensive odor.  If Amar’e Stoudemire is telling the truth, two such players are Ronny Turiaf and Boris Diaw.

“Confirmed. Confirmation, granted,” Stoudemire said during an appearance on the Dan LeBatard Show Tuesday when asked if rumors of Turiaf smelling are true.

Amar’e was then asked who was the second-worst smelling guy in the league. “I dunno, man. I try not to get close to these guys. But I think Boris Diaw might be a close second. 1A and 1B.”

There you have it. Diaw may ride a Segway which cuts down on physical stress, but it apparently does not help with his odor problem.  If anyone knows anything about cleanliness, it would probably be a fashion queen king like Stoudemire, so we’ll take his word for it.

These Boras Diaw Segway Pictures Are the Real Thing, Folks

Could you imagine a 6’8″ NBA player taking his dogs for a stroll in the park while riding a Segway?  That would have to be the result of a lost bet, right?  I’m afraid not.  Rumors were recently swirling that Charlotte Bobcats forward Boras Diaw rides a Segway to home games, but most people dismissed it as something Diaw does to get a rise out of people.  When David Arnott of the Bobcats blog Rufus on Fire caught Diaw out on a joy ride with his dogs, it became clear that Diaw is simply a Segway guy.  Here are the Boras Diaw Segway pictures, which were passed along by Ball Don’t Lie:

That, my friends, is a man who is comfortable in his own skin.