Planking with G-Wiz

“Planking,” the ridiculous, yet popular practice of lying face down with arms to the side in an unusual or incongruous location, taking a photo of it and posting it online has reach the upper ranks of the Washington DC sports scene. Pictured to above, you see G-Wiz, the beloved Wizards blue thingy, planking on Ted Leonsis desk. No respect, no respect. G-Wiz was also seen planking across The Nats’ Abe Lincoln, the nearby Chipotle and some WMATA turnstiles.

Sports Illustrated has a solid collection of famous athletes, namely former Wizards player Gilbert Arenas and Dwight Howard, who apparently have PLENTY of free time and nothing better to do than take pictures of themselves planking all over their expensive cars, pool tables, exercise equipment, etc. There’s also a planking example courtesy of Redskins rookie receiver Niles Paul.

Rebecca Johnson

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2 thoughts on “Planking with G-Wiz

  1. Really, We Love DC? If you’re going to mention planking, at least also describe where it comes from.

    The origin of planking is from when slaves were being brought from Africa and they had to make room for the export so crewman had them to lay face down with their arms to their sides, on top of one another. They called this, “planking the slaves.” People now use this is a game matter, lying face down with arms to the sides in unusual public place.

  2. Ariel,

    From what I can tell there is no evidence linking the photo-bomb-esque act of “planking” to slavery.