We here at Trail Blazers HQ are always trying to find ways to give you a small glimpses into what it's like to be a professional basketball player. With that in mind, I present what will the first of what I hope will be a continuing series entitled "In The Bag" in which I show you what a member of the Trail Blazers is toting around. And yes, this is almost a complete ripoff of The Fader's excellent "The Things I Carry" series.
Elliot Williams, despite being ruled out of the Las Vegas Summer League as a precautionary measure, is still working out and practicing with Portland's roster. Being the amiable person that he is, I was able to convince Elliot to let me riffle through his team-issued backpack, which contains pretty standard fare for a professional basketball player: black Nike Kobe VII sneakers, practice outfit (including one pair of shorts, one jersey, two pairs of NBA socks, a pair of Ralph Lauren underwear and a lanyard that allows the aforementioned items to be looped together), a pair of Beats by Dre headphones, an IPhone, an IPod, a black Louis Vuitton wallet and a small horsehair wave brush.