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Ted Leonsis loves music so much he used a bust of Elvis as a wi…

Ted Leonsis loves music so much he used a bust of Elvis as a wingman in college

washingtonpost.com Updated Feb 11 (yesterday)
When Ted Leonsis was in college at Georgetown — long before he became a billionaire with America Online, and certainly before he bought the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics — he hung out with Elvis Presley. Well, not the actual Elvis. Leonsis wa…
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  • Wall has to work for recognition among top guards

    Wall has to work for recognition among top guards

    nba.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    Fresh off scoring 51 points against the Washington Wizards, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry praised John Wall, who dropped a quiet 41 against the Warriors.
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  • The Time Michael Jordan Appeared On A Japanese Game Show And Ma…

    The Time Michael Jordan Appeared On A Japanese Game Show And Made ‘9 Hoops’ History

    dimemag.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    Subscribe to UPROXX In 2000, Michael Jordan was a year removed after retiring from the NBA a second time following his sixth championship with the Bulls. MJ wouldn’t return to the Association as a player until 2001 with the Wizards, but there’s video of…
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  • John Wall, Wizards mark Black History Month by recreating Run-D…

    John Wall, Wizards mark Black History Month by recreating Run-DMC photo

    washingtonpost.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards’ celebration of Black History Month, which has involved players recreating photographs of African-Americans who have inspired them, continued Tuesday with Drew Gooden, Alan Anderson and John Wall dressing up as Run-DMC. It’s a goo…
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  • A blogger’s farewell to Post Sports, and a look back at his fav…

    A blogger’s farewell to Post Sports, and a look back at his favorite stories

    washingtonpost.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    Some time last winter, I ran into Dan Steinberg at a Wizards Fan Happy Hour event in Adams Morgan. There had been some turnover in the Washington Post sports section and he came right out with it: “You should write for Sports. Seriously. You certainly c…
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  • Jazz-Wizards postponed game rescheduled for Feb. 18

    Jazz-Wizards postponed game rescheduled for Feb. 18

    nba.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    The National Basketball Association announced today that the Jan. 23 game between the Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards, which was postponed due to severe weather conditions in the Eastern United States, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.…
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  • The Cavaliers Reportedly Want Jared Dudley, But The Wizards Are…

    The Cavaliers Reportedly Want Jared Dudley, But The Wizards Aren’t Budging

    dimemag.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    Getty Image The Cleveland Cavaliers may be the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but that doesn’t mean they’re totally satisfied with their roster. One piece, specifically, that could both augment their strengths and cover up some of their weaknesses …
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  • President Obama welcomes Warriors to White House with mad jokes

    President Obama welcomes Warriors to White House with mad jokes

    yahoo.com Feb 4
    Fresh off their highlight-heavy Wednesday win over the Washington Wizards, the Golden State Warriors stuck around the nation's capital to celebrate their 2014-15 NBA championship. We'll let Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa tell us where they were going an…
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  • Stephen Curry put on a Michael Jordan-like show for D.C. fans

    Stephen Curry put on a Michael Jordan-like show for D.C. fans

    Stephen Curry scored 25 points during a scorching first quarter in Golden State’s 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday. The Warriors guard finished with 51 points, tying the Verizon Center record shared by Michael Jordan (2001), who was with the Wi…
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  • Curry's 51 points, career-high-tying 11 3s push Warriors past W…

    Curry's 51 points, career-high-tying 11 3s push Warriors past Wiz

    yahoo.com Feb 4
    Stephen Curry entered Wednesday's meeting with the Washington Wizards on what is, for him, something of a cold run. The NBA's leading scorer at 29.4 points per game, Curry had averaged just 16.7 points over the Golden State Warriors' last three contests…
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  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal poses as Langston Hughes for Black Histor…

    Wizards’ Bradley Beal poses as Langston Hughes for Black History Month

    It’s February, a.k.a. Black History Month, which apparently means that every sports team in a place where a lot of black people live needs to pay homage to the past. But for the second year in a row, the Washington Wizards have been involved in somethin…
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  • Dear Colin Cowherd: Here’s how John Wall is different from John…

    Dear Colin Cowherd: Here’s how John Wall is different from Johnny Manziel

    Did the latest news about NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel — that the Browns appear to be finished with him — make Colin Cowherd think about Wizards star John Wall? Yes, inasmuch as watching underwear-clad stars of 1980s sitcoms saute sliced turnips in a …
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  • Jay Bilas to call Wizards-Warriors game during ESPN’s ‘Crossove…

    Jay Bilas to call Wizards-Warriors game during ESPN’s ‘Crossover’ coverage

    It takes a lot to render ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas speechless, but announcing Wednesday’s Wizards-Warriors game at Verizon Center alongside Mike Breen and Doug Collins could do the trick. Bilas has previously announced an NBA game as par…
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  • Warriors visit will mark most expensive Wizards game in at leas…

    Warriors visit will mark most expensive Wizards game in at least six years

    Here was one clue that Golden State’s Wednesday visit to Verizon Center was a bigger deal than your typical mid-week mid-season game: a certain someone in my household sold her two 400-level tickets for more than four times their face value. Here was an…
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  • Dwight Howard suspended for Rockets-Heat after striking ref's a…

    Dwight Howard suspended for Rockets-Heat after striking ref's arm

    yahoo.com Feb 2
    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss the team's Tuesday night game against the Miami Heat after the NBA hit him with a one-game suspension for "striking the arm of a game official" during the fourth quarter of Houston's 123-122 loss …
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  • Wizards' coach Wittman to miss 2 games after brother's death

    Wizards' coach Wittman to miss 2 games after brother's death

    Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman will miss his team's next two games following his brother's death.
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  • Gilbert Arenas brags about committing credit card fraud on soci…

    Gilbert Arenas brags about committing credit card fraud on social media

    Gilbert Arenas may need to take a break from social media, or at the very least, from Instagram. The Former Wizards guard’s account has been the culprit of several questionable acts of late, the most recent coming Friday when he publicly admitted to usi…
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  • This Blocked Bradley Beal Dunk Is A Metaphor For The Wizards' S…

    This Blocked Bradley Beal Dunk Is A Metaphor For The Wizards' Season

    deadspin.com Jan 28
    Poor Bradley Beal, and poor Wizards, who dropped to 20-24 with their 117-113 loss at home to the Nuggets.Read more...
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  • Wizards' Beal diagnosed with broken nose, concussion

    Wizards' Beal diagnosed with broken nose, concussion

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 26
    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal sustained a broken nose and a concussion after getting hit in the face by Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart and will miss Tuesday night's game at the Toronto Raptors.
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  • Three NHL Games, Two NBA Games Postponed By East Coast Blizzard

    Three NHL Games, Two NBA Games Postponed By East Coast Blizzard

    deadspin.com Jan 23
    How are you planning on spending this snowbound evening? Hopefully you weren’t planning on watching the Wizards, Sixers (you definitely weren’t), or the Islanders play tonight. The NHL has postponed today’s Islanders—Flyers game as well as tomorrow’s Ca…
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  • Heat's Wade out vs. Wizards with shoulder soreness

    Heat's Wade out vs. Wizards with shoulder soreness

    nba.com Jan 20
    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards because of shoulder soreness.
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  • ESPN analyst says John Wall is a no-brainer all-star

    ESPN analyst says John Wall is a no-brainer all-star

    John Wall takes his NBA all-star game appearances quite seriously. The sixth-year player has made the last two all-star teams, and is likely to make his third on Feb. 14. It’s been an awkward first half of the season regarding the mid-winter exhibition …
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  • Wizards' Wall, Thunder's Durant named Players of the Week

    Wizards' Wall, Thunder's Durant named Players of the Week

    nba.com Jan 18
    The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 17.
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  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
  • Video - Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards 01:10

    Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards

    Mar 20
    Chris Paul scored 30 points and had 15 assists in the Clippers' 113-99 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers 01:44

    Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers

    Mar 16
    John Wall and Bradley Beal combined to score 44 points in the Wizards' 105-97 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:51

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 16
    Check out the top plays from the night in the NBA, including LeBron James' bug dunk.