Posts Tagged ‘Washington Wizards’

The Needle: Keeping up With The Kavaliers

Wizards' Reality: Kris Humphries, yes, that's Kim Kardashian's ex-hubby, signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Washington Wizards. Let's hope this union lasts longer than his marriage. +3 
Green City : The D.C. Council approved legislation that would ban Styrofoam containers in the city in 2016. The bill also said restaurants would have to provide only recyclable or [...]

Want to Go to Tonight’s Wizards’ Game? Pony Up.

The Wizards beat the Pacers Tuesday night 102-79, reviving hope that the team could pull off an Eastern Conference semifinals series win. The Pacers are up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, and the teams play at the Verizon Center tonight.
Is this underdog story enough to make you hop on the bandwagon and head to Gallery Place [...]

District Line Daily: Wizard Magic

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The Wizards decisively beat the Pacers last night with a 102-79 win to stay alive in the [...]

The Needle: Fans Go Gaga

Wizards vs. Lady Gaga: D.C. Sports Bog further explained this afternoon how the Wizards and Lady Gaga came head to head at the Verizon Center. (Because of some bad timing, Gaga's May 15 concert at the Verizon Center may be canceled or postponed if the Wizards haven't settled their series with the Pacers by then.) [...]

D.C. Residents Finally Care Enough About the Wizards to Buy Their Stuff

This all may seem obvious, but it's worth pointing out to anecdotally convey how the Wizards' recent success has trickled down to a typically sleepy part of the local economy: Wizards gear is selling out at local stores!
Rodney Smith, owner of Capitol Hill Sporting Goods and Apparel, says that, with the exception of a few [...]

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 [...]

District Line Daily: Pulling Weeds

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A House Oversight subcommittee is scheduled to examine the District’s recently passed legislation to decriminalize marijuana. [...]

Bourré-Playing Former Wizards Player Charged With Murder

Former Wizards player Javaris Crittenton is facing murder and gang charges in Georgia over a woman's death in 2011, which prosecutors say came after Crittenton was robbed of $50,000 worth of jewelry.
Of course, this isn't the first time Crittenton has been accused of gunplay after being ripped off. His primary claim to fame while in [...]

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 [...]

The Needle: Brr!

Night Terrors: The temperature tonight could be the coldest in Washington in four years. -5
Too Old for That: Ex-WCP staffer Dave McKenna looks into Bishop O'Connell High School basketball star Junior Etou. The international basketball governing body says Etou will turn 21 this year and will be ineligible to play high school games. -2

Wizards Misery Report: Losing Right

With a 4-25 record so far, the Washington Wizards probably don't have a bright season ahead. But now the team has a perverse advantage: They've been playing so poorly that merely competing against the Wizards tarnishes their opponents.
Winning by Losing: The Dallas Mavericks' 103-94 win yesterday over the Wizards only seemed to highlight the Texas [...]

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 [...]

Groupon Pitches the Wizards as Disaster Porn

Imagine that you're Groupon (uh-oh!). You have to sell a $69 combo deal for a Wizards jersey, pregame access, and tickets to see the team play the Los Angeles Lakers or the Miami Heat. But the Wizards are cratering, and tickets to their games are going for a couple of dollars. What to do?
Pitch the [...]

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