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Wizards on Ted Leonsis/Martin Luther King Jr. tribute: 'We may …

Wizards on Ted Leonsis/Martin Luther King Jr. tribute: 'We may have missed the mark'

yahoo.com Updated Mar 4 (yesterday)
The Washington Wizards raised some eyebrows last weekend when they capped their "Inspire" social media campaign — the team's chosen method of celebrating Black History Month — by posting a somewhat offputting split-screen image of owner Ted Le…
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  • Bill Simmons: Wizards should fire Randy Wittman

    Bill Simmons: Wizards should fire Randy Wittman

    washingtonpost.com 1 hour ago
    Some Wizards fans have, for weeks, been discussing the future of their head coach. With great passion, too. But that discussion hasn’t gained much mainstream media traction. That changed on Thursday, when Grantland’s Bill Simmons up and called for Wittm…
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  • The Internet loves Otto Porter Jr.’s defensive zone out

    The Internet loves Otto Porter Jr.’s defensive zone out

    washingtonpost.com Mar 4 (yesterday)
    Sorry, MJ. Otto Porter was the most impressive statue at Chicago’s United Center on Tuesday night. Porter’s defensive lapse in the final minute of the Wizards’ 97-92 loss to the Bulls was some real JaVale McGee-level stuff. Otto! OTTO! The Vine of Porte…
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  • Nene Plays Like Shit, Gets Taunted By Old Dudes

    Nene Plays Like Shit, Gets Taunted By Old Dudes

    deadspin.com Mar 4 (yesterday)
    The Wizards, now in the midst of a 1-7 skid, got beat last night by a Bulls team that was without Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, and Derrick Rose. The Wiz are a goddamn mess right now, but nobody had a worse night than Nene.Read more...
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  • A D.C. team is thinking championship; what could go wrong?

    A D.C. team is thinking championship; what could go wrong?

    washingtonpost.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    Before the 2009-10 Wizards season, Antawn Jamison put a framed color photo of the Larry O’Brien Trophy in his locker, saying the Wizards needed “a little championship aura” in their locker room. “That’s all we’re talking about now,” Jamsion also said. “…
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  • Wizards apologize if Black History Month tribute ‘missed the ma…

    Wizards apologize if Black History Month tribute ‘missed the mark’

    washingtonpost.com deadspin.com Mar 3 (2 days ago)
    It took until this week — when Black History Month was already over — for the Internet to notice Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s unusual month-long tribute to Black History Month. Players and staffers for the Wizards, Caps and Mystics chose a Af…
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  • D.C. sports struggles led NBC 4 to show photos of cute doggies …

    D.C. sports struggles led NBC 4 to show photos of cute doggies instead

    washingtonpost.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    Friday night was a dark time in D.C. sports. The Caps lost to the inferior Hurricanes, their third straight defeat. More significantly, the Wizards lost to the putrid 76ers, their sixth straight loss, and their second straight loss to an awful team. Die…
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  • Wizards lose to Sixers in another woeful performance, need answ…

    Wizards lose to Sixers in another woeful performance, need answers

    yahoo.com Feb 27 (6 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards have moved from genuine contention to serious disappointment over the course of just a few weeks. Unfortunately for them, there do not appear to be easy answers to their problems. The Wizards faced the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells …
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  • Tony Kornheiser says the Wizards are ‘dissolving’

    Tony Kornheiser says the Wizards are ‘dissolving’

    washingtonpost.com Feb 27 (6 days ago)
    The Wizards have had a terrible February, but one good thing came out of it. Sort of. Lots of people chimed in on what’s wrong with the Wizards, which makes them feel relevant in a way their bad teams of the recent past never were. Better to be ruthless…
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  • Wizards’ Marcin Gortat discusses his frustrations

    Wizards’ Marcin Gortat discusses his frustrations

    After the Wizards’ loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night — in which he didn’t play a single fourth-quarter minute — Marcin Gortat was uncharacteristically blunt in the team’s locker room. “I’ll just say next question,” Gortat offered, when asked about h…
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  • Wizards loss to Minnesota felt like the franchise’s bad old day…

    Wizards loss to Minnesota felt like the franchise’s bad old days

    This is how bad the Wizards’ loss in Minnesota was Wednesday night: the aftermath of that game felt like the aftermath of a typical late-season Redskins meltdown. Each number you saw felt worse than the last. The postgame analysts on Comcast SportsNet a…
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  • Pierce ruled out with bruised knee against Wolves

    Pierce ruled out with bruised knee against Wolves

    nba.com Feb 25
    Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce was a late scratch Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a bruised knee.
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  • G-Wiz clinches epic dance-off at Howard with backflip

    G-Wiz clinches epic dance-off at Howard with backflip

    It’s been a rough month for the Wizards and their fans, but G-Wiz seems to be immune to the depressing effects of 11 losses in 15 games. The mascot’s dancing skills certainly haven’t suffered. G-Wiz, who celebrated his birthday earlier this month, visit…
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  • Most Wizards season tickets will increase for the second year i…

    Most Wizards season tickets will increase for the second year in a row

    For the second year in a row, the price of most Wizards season tickets will go up, with an average increase of 22 percent, according to the team. Monumental Sports instituted a three-year price freeze shortly after obtaining a 100 percent interest in th…
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  • Wizards’ three-point shooting woes have gone national

    Wizards’ three-point shooting woes have gone national

    If Wizards fans needed one game to crystallize their team’s three-point shooting woes, Wednesday night’s loss to Golden State would work. In a seven-point loss to the NBA’s best team, the Wizards made exactly seven fewer three-pointers than Golden State…
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  • Curry returns with 32 as Warriors dump Wiz

    Curry returns with 32 as Warriors dump Wiz

    ESPN.com Feb 24
    Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards, 114-107
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  • Post Sports Live: Why was RGIII named starting quarterback in F…

    Post Sports Live: Why was RGIII named starting quarterback in February?

    The Post’s Des Bieler, Neil Greenberg and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to discuss why Redskins coach Jay Gruden has already named Robert Griffin III as starting quarterback, look at what’s behind the Wizards’ recent struggles and talk about the big…
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  • Uh, Guys? I Think The Wizards Forgot To Fire Randy Wittman?

    Uh, Guys? I Think The Wizards Forgot To Fire Randy Wittman?

    deadspin.com Feb 24
    Coming into Sunday's game in Detroit, the Washington Wizards had lost two straight and 9 of 13, a month-long stretch of almost uniformly horrendous basketball in which they've fallen from second to fifth in the East. After the 38-point beating they took…
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  • Marcin Gortat is a Twitter-blocking machine

    Marcin Gortat is a Twitter-blocking machine

    Marcin Gortat is developing quite a history with Chicago Bulls fans on social media. During last year’s playoffs, he said a Bulls fan “made some terrorist threats” against the Wizards. And last month, after a win over Chicago, he asked “Why after every …
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  • Kyrie Irving finishes with style in Cavs' blowout of Wizards

    Kyrie Irving finishes with style in Cavs' blowout of Wizards

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' mediocre start to the season is officially a thing of the past. Coming into Friday's first post-break contest vs. the Washington Wizards having won 14 of 16 games, the Cavs have reestablished themselves as one of the most impres…
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  • Wizards without G Beal, F Seraphin against Cavaliers

    Wizards without G Beal, F Seraphin against Cavaliers

    nba.com Feb 20
    The Wizards are without guard Bradley Beal and forward Kevin Seraphin against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Video - Otto Porter Caught Sleeping 01:29

    Otto Porter Caught Sleeping

    Mar 4
    The "Highly Questionable" crew examines Otto Porter's boneheaded play against the Bulls.
  • Video - Bulls Hold Off Wizards 01:22

    Bulls Hold Off Wizards

    Mar 3
    Pau Gasol scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Bulls' 97-92 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Porter Falls Asleep While Defending Snell 00:21

    Porter Falls Asleep While Defending Snell

    Mar 3
    Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter spaced out and forgot to defend Chicago Bulls guard Tony Snell as he ran to the other side of the court during a play.
  • Video - Rockets Rising 02:57

    Rockets Rising

    Mar 2
    James Harden and the Rockets made a statement on Sunday beeating the Cavs. They were rewarded by Marc Stein.

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