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Warriors Teammates Punk Festus Ezeli, Hide Car's Tires in Name of Rookie Hazing

Via Instagram @fezzyfel
Via Instagram @fezzyfel
Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2013

The Golden State Warriors are picking off their rookies one by one, strategically going after each one with a customary prank. This time, Festus Ezeli was the target of some car-related hazing.

Festus came out of practice Sunday afternoon to find that there were some very important components of his car missing—his tires.

#rookielife they got me

Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) April 14, 2013

Does anyone want to gimme a ride home? 😁😂😂

Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) April 14, 2013

Funniest part was that they hid the tires around the building lol

Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) April 14, 2013

It seems nobody is willing to take credit for it, but that didn't stop a couple veteran teammates from piling on in all the fun:

The official @fezzyfel reaction to his car being "modified"!(Vid Quality is average) #rookies

— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) April 14, 2013

I had nothing to do with this one lol... @fezzyfel needs to call AAA! #rookiehazing #GSW

— David Lee (@Dlee042) April 14, 2013

This isn't the first time Golden State has fiddled with one of its rookies' cars. The first victim was Kent Bazemore, as the Warriors filled the young fella's ride with tasty, albeit buttery, popcorn apt to leave a greasy residue behind.

The question remains: What does the rest of the team have in store for the yet un-hazed Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green (which seems a bit unfair to me)?

It's time for David Lee to take Barnes' car and push it over the Golden Gate Bridge, or perhaps Andrew Bogut can find the keys to Green's ride and fill it full of Vegemite.

Either way, the other Golden State rookies need to be on notice.

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