Wizards’ Al Harrington got a “hood pass” from Brazilian drug lord to visit the favela [photos]


For the past few years, the NBA has selected several teams to go abroad and play during preseason to enhance the NBA’s global fanbase. This season, the destinations was Brazil for the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. While their the teams took in the local sites. Wizards Al Harrington got a “G” pass from a drug lord that runs one of the favelas (that’s the hood, the trap in Brazil) to visit.


Yes, it’s that serious there. Drug lords control who can come in and out of the shanty. The two teams face off at 5:00 PM today (Saturday) on NBATV.


photos via @Bucketz7


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