Posts Tagged ‘Washington Wizards’

Wizards Streak Update: It’s Alive!

You'd have to go back to Aerosmith's "[On the] Rocks" tour in '76 to find a more underperforming-yet-intriguing road show than this year's Washington Wizards.
Groupon's favorite NBA squad lost another two road games over the weekend. They delivered a rare double-OT, double-digit defeat Friday to the Oklahoma City Thunder (still sounds more like a Roller [...]

Washington Wizards Thrown Back in the Bargain Bin!

Today, alongside halfsies offers for "three LipoLaser treatments" at Help for Health in Springfield and a "scrub" at Alexandria's Frizzles Salon and Spa, Groupon is offering fire-sale prices on Washington Wizards tickets.
From the Groupon pitch:
Choose from the following seating options:
* $150 for One Box VIP Ticket (a $225 value, including all you can eat and [...]

Wizards Streak Update: It’s On!

Rest easy people: It's alive!
The Wizards fell to the Knicks last night at Madison Square Garden. So I can still claim to have as many welterweight title belts, Nobel Peace Prizes and winning Powerball tickets as the 2010-11 Wizards do road wins.
That's the team's 21st straight road loss this season. Every single away game [...]

Wizards Road Streak Gives Fans a Reason to Care

The Wizards lost again last night in Minneapolis. That makes 'em 0-19 as visitors this season.
No other NBA team has lost every road game this year.
There's no reason to pay attention to the Wizards from here on out as compelling as their road losing streak.
If this continues for much longer, it'll be like DiMaggio (circa [...]

Washington Post to Sponsor Massive Loser Support Group!

The Washington Post has announced it's hosting a roundtable of area sports owners next week.
The gathering, titled “Scoring Big: The Business of Sports,” is headlined by Dan Snyder and Ted Leonsis, but the supporting cast will include Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum of the Nationals and D.C. United's Will Chang.
For now, this crowd should [...]

Wizards Brawl Could Leave Club Hurting

By the time the argument started in the early and dark hours of Friday morning, the two well-built and expensively dressed professional basketball players might have consumed one too many. Swaptak Das, the owner of a ritzy club at 21st and K streets NW called The Shadow Room, where the men [...]

Washington Wizards/Groupon Alliance: Your Basic Internet Bargain, or Evidence of the Death of Season Tickets?

Last week, with the 2010-2011 NBA season on the verge of tipping off, Ted Leonsis threw Washington Wizards tickets onto the deal-of-the-day site Groupon. A whole lot of Wizards tickets. Wizards tickets, in fact, for every home game this season except for when a very few top-shelf opponents are in town—only games against "the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Orlando [...]

The Needle: That’s a Lot of Candy Edition

Billions and Billions: Selling candy remains a pretty lucrative business. Or so we must assume from the news that John Mars and Forrest Mars, Jr. tied for 26th on this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, the highest-ranking of 14 Washington-area plutocrats billionaires to make the cut. The Mars brothers were each worth [...]

Community Service Soon Over for Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas is in compliance. In fact, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency tells City Desk the basketball star and former halfway-house resident is almost finished with his community service. Gilbert was ordered by a judge to complete 400 hours of community service after his armed antics at the Verizon Center.

Mike Wise Is Really Getting Married?

Mike Wise went on the WJFK airwaves Wednesday and said he had to pay off a bet with co-workers. The Washington Post columnist and sportstalk host called his girlfriend during his radio show and, while others at the station could be heard giggling and begging both parties not to make the biggest mistake of their [...]

Caron Butler Rides Back to Our Hamlet

Caron Butler, one of the few, the happy few, members of the Washington Wizards these last few seasons before the team got blown up, returns to town this morning to, according to organizers, promote "a more bicycle-friendly America."
Butler's partner on this patriotic ride will be...Frederick Andre Henrik. He's billed as the Crown Prince of [...]

John Wall Can Rebuild What Rod Strickland Tore Down — Strickland’s Reputation

In all my years of typing, few athletes have given me as many giggles as Rod Strickland. While I was away wiping baby butt, Rod continued making his own mess.
Washingtonians have any number of reasons to despise him. This is the player, remember, who Wes Unseld gave up Rasheed Wallace to get here. He's also [...]

Chris Bosh Won’t Touch the Washington Wizards: Cheap Seats Daily Explains Why

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Maybe it's too early to write off seeing LeBron James in a Wizards uniform. But the salutatorian of this year's NBA free-agent class, Chris Bosh, surely ain't coming to D.C.
Bosh just named the five squads he'll play for, and ours wasn't among 'em. AP [...]

No Jail Time for Gilbert Arenas

Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas will not serve jail time for felony gun possession but will serve 30 days in a halfway house and two years probation, Superior Court Judge Robert Morin has ruled.
"I'd like to say, I'm really sorry this happened, and I wake up every day wishing it didn't," Arenas said [...]

Pictures: Gilbert Arenas’ Guns

Here are some low-res photographs of the four guns Gilbert Arenas brought to the Verizon Center on Dec. 21, as contained in a prosecution sentencing memorandum.
"One 500 magnum, silver Smith and Wesson revolver":