After the win, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the crew put on their Western Conference champions swag, including T-shirts and hats, but center Zaza Pachulia was left out. And that wasn’t because he was listed as inactive for the Game 4 win, as he continued to work his way back from a bruised right heel. Instead, Pachulia’s famously large head appeared to be too big for the hats.
Curry explained the issue to ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt:
SVP talks to Steph Curry about Zaza Pachulia not being able to get a hat on his head pic.twitter.com/8iRk3ESHkJ
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 23, 2017
“I don’t know if it was the hat not fitting or the terrible popped collar Euro-look, but either one, we had to rag on him a little bit,” Curry told Van Pelt. “They don’t make the hat Zaza-sized. But hopefully they get that fixed if we win the Finals, and they can get a bigger hat for him.”
And Pachulia very much appreciated Curry’s public request for “Zaza-sized” hats:
— Zaza Pachulia (@zaza27) May 23, 2017
There are nine days until Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, so the league’s hat manufacturers should have more than enough time to get Pachulia’s measurements. Better luck next time, Zaza.