He hits timely corner three-pointers, typically defends one of the opposing team’s top scorers and has come through in a pinch when put in the starting lineup. Keith Bogans’ most fulfilling task, however, might be channeling his inner stand-up comedian. His jokes and punch lines often turn the Nets’ locker room into a television laugh track. Bogans is the Nets’ resident class clown, taking a no-holds-barred approach while digging under his teammates’ skin.
No one is safe. Absolutely no one.
“I’m the joker,” said Bogans, whose Nets (29-20) take on the Wizards (13-35) tonight. “I always joke and say you always need a guy on the team to bring everybody together. I don’t let anybody off the hook.”