Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rod Strickland Still Alive and Coaching in 2011

My favorite moment of the ongoing rendition of March Madness came after the buzzer to end Sunday's Kentucky/North Carolina game.
CBS's cameras were pointed at the handshake lines on the sideline. There, among the victorious Wildcats, I caught a glimpse of The Greatest/Worstest Washington Bullet/Wizard of All Time: Rod Strickland!
He's a survivor. Last April, Strickland got [...]

Elgin Baylor, Won’t You Please Come Home?

The greatest athlete this city ever produced hasn't had anything to do with us for a long, long time.
Spingarn's own Elgin Baylor is on the witness stand in a Los Angeles courtroom this week in his ugly trial against a former boss, L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Baylor sued Sterling for discrimination after his 2008 firing [...]

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 [...]

Wizards’ New(ish) Logo?

So presto-chango, the Washington Wizards are transforming again?
It's been 14 years since our NBA team changed from "The Washington Bullets" to the "The Washington Wizards," and now a new logo with the old red-white-and-blue color scheme is on its way. Washington Post beat reporter Michael Lee alerted readers to what may have been a leaked [...]

Weekend in Review: Diamond Stud Edition

While you scramble for left- and right-wing points on presumed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, here is some justice-related news closer to the ground.
Gilbert Arenas finished his halfway house sentence on Friday. Just as predicted, he made everyone there a better basketball player:

Wizards Arenas and Crittenton Suspended for Remainder of Season

NBA Commissioner David Stern has suspended Washington Wizard Gilbert Arenas and his teammate Javaris Crittenton without pay for the remainder of the 2009-2010 season. The Washington Post is reporting that Arenas has told the players union not to fight the suspension.
Arenas, who pleaded guilty last week to a felony gun charge, already has missed 12 [...]

Gilbert Arenas Suspended Indefinitely: “Not Fit to Take the Court,” NBA Commissioner Says

ESPN is reporting that the Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely without pay:
"Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA [...]

Gilbert Arenas Finally Makes Smart Move, Nabs Experienced Attorney

USA Today reports that Wizards "star"/Twitter writer Gilbert Arenas has released a statement along with his attorney Ken Wainstein. Arenas couldn't have picked a better lawyer to handle his growing p.r. disaster over his alleged gun show inside the Wizards' locker room shortly before Christmas.  Wainstein used to be the U.S. Attorney for D.C. If [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Bring Mike Leach to Redskins Park (Cont.)?

John Feinstein doesn't like the way the Redskins complied with the NFL mandate to interview minority candidates before hiring a coach. Feinstein doesn't believe that Dan Snyder ever really thought Jerry Gray, a black defensive coach who reportedly has interviewed for Jim Zorn's job while Zorn still has it, could be a head coach for [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Draft Evades the Wiz, Nats Need the Hot Dog Gatling Gun, Skins Fans Annoy, Vick? Ficker?

In hockey, being the biggest loser one year gets you Alex Ovechkin for the next 15.
In the NBA, being the second biggest loser in the 2008-2009 season means Blake Griffin's brother Taylor might still be available when you get to pick.
The draft lottery is ridiculous!
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Michael Vick's almost out.
Would He? Could He?
Will He?
The Redskins have [...]

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