Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

How to Hop on the Wizards Bandwagon

The Washington Wizards are in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008. Last week, they won the first game of a playoff series (for the first time since 2006), then won the second one (for the first time since 1982), both on the road against the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls, to bring a 2-0 [...]

D.C. Basketball Power-Broker Curtis Malone Charged in Drug Investigation

For years, Curtis Malone has been the head of DC Assault, a powerhouse D.C. area basketball program. The success of Malone's players has given Malone a national profile, including status as a go-between between players and the colleges that want them and sponsorship for the program from Adidas.
Malone, it seemed, had come a long way since 1991, [...]

D.C. Lawyer Sues “Son” LeBron James for Defamation

Washington attorney Leicester Bryce Stovell remembers that night on 1983. He was at Chinatown bar d.c. space, and he had his eye on a woman: Gloria James. He took her home, only to hear from her a few months later. She was pregnant, and planned to name the baby LeBron.
“Well, if he’s mine, make sure [...]

Wizards’ Jason Collins Comes Out as First Openly Gay Active NBA Player

In a Sports Illustrated story published today, 34-year-old Wizards center Jason Collins has come out as the first openly gay athlete in a major professional sport.
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," Collins writes. "I'm black. And I'm gay."
The Boston Celtics traded Collins to the Wizards in February and is currently a free agent, which means he [...]

Wizards Misery Report: You Got Serbed

At 20-42, our Wizards are not at risk of setting futility records anymore. But still, all is not well in the land of King Ted.
Czeched Out: The Post profiles Czech forward Jan Vesely, whose promising career dead-ended this year when he was benched for 23 games so far this season. But Vesely isn't taking the [...]

The Needle: Mall Mats

Grass or Cash, Nobody Mall's for Free: New orders from the Secretary of the Interior mandate new grass installation on the National Mall, and require groups holding events on the Mall to repair or replace any damaged grass. +1
Alternative to Energy: Healthy new downtown restaurant Energy Kitchen doesn't have any menu items with more than [...]

Wizards Misery Report: John Wall Dance

Wizards star John Wall has recovered from his injuries, and the Wizards are now tied for the NBA's worst win record ever, which means they're no longer in danger of earning the title solely for themselves. With all this good news, will the Wizard's tears turn to sniffles?
Diminishing Returns: Forbes recently named the Wizards the [...]

Coming Soon: Mumbo Sauce Sneakers

Mumbo sauce, D.C.'s celebrated condiment, has inspired plenty of bizarre creations, with french fries, chicken wings, and even pizza being doused in the stuff. But now mumbo sauce is the muse of something that's decidedly inedible: a shoe.
Via the D.C. Sports Bog comes the news that Nike is launching basketball player Kevin Durant’s new sneaker, [...]

Les Wizérables

After their win over the Portland Trailblazers last night, the 1-12 Washington Wizards are one game ahead of the Washington Capitals—but that's because the Capitals haven't played any games, thanks to the NHL lockout. With some tickets going for less than a dollar, the Wizards are now one of the cheapest entertainment options in town.
But [...]

Washington Wizards Logo, Remixed

When Ted Leonsis took over the Washington Wizards last year, he promised fans he’d change the team’s teal-and-gold color scheme back to the red, white, and blue of the Bullets era. Early this month, a glimpse of a red, white, and blue version of the current Wizards logo hit Twitter, and was promptly panned by [...]

Photos: Syracuse Beats Georgetown

700 Block 7th Street, NW.  Feb.  26th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

DeMatha Gets ‘Massacred’ on ESPN, End of World to Follow?

Sometimes, a loss is more than a loss. That's the way some folks are reading DeMatha's failures on Saturday against St. Anthony's of Jersey City, N.J.
The game was held in Springfield, Mass., site of the Basketball Hall of Fame. St. Anthony's scored the first 18 points and ran off to a 75-25 win.
St. Anthony's ain't [...]

Prince George’s Riot Cops Pummel Collegian

WJLA-TV has disturbing video that shows University of Maryland student John J. McKenna, 19, beaten by riot police. The incident happened on March 3, near campus, as late night revelers celebrated a basketball victory. Prince George's County police cited 28 people that night, but McKenna would reportedly suffer more than cuff marks.
In the video, he appears to [...]

Republicans Hate Maryland Basketball

Or something like that.
WaPo's Ben Pershing writes that the vast majority of GOP congressmen voted against a House measure introduced by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer congratulating the Terps for making the NCAA tournament.
This was payback, because Hoyer would allow a vote on a Republican member's resolution congratulating the UC-Irvine men's volleyball team for NCAA championship [...]

Photos: DeMatha beats Gonzaga for WCAC Title

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