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GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Dou…

GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Double-Pump Slam

dimemag.com Updated 17 hours ago
Of the countless attributes why basketball ranks as the world’s best game is a near constant stream of end-to-end action. There’s no waiting, players perform on both sides of the ball, and offense turns to defense and vice versa in a flash. This huge bl…
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  • Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus …

    Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizards

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized …
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  • Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our Leag…

    Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…
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  • No, Nike won’t be selling Prince George’s County-themed KD7s

    No, Nike won’t be selling Prince George’s County-themed KD7s

    washingtonpost.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The idea of a Prince George’s County-themed Kevin Durant sneaker was very exciting to Wizards fans bleeding #KD2DC, and to fans of the Maryland road system, and to my cubicle neighbor, who lives in Prince George’s County. If you missed it, here’s the gi…
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  • Bill Simmons calls the Wizards ‘America’s Team’

    Bill Simmons calls the Wizards ‘America’s Team’

    washingtonpost.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Good news, Wizards fans. You’re supporting America’s Team now. Bill Simmons declared it so, in his NBA League Pass rankings with Grantland writer Zach Lowe. That seems fun, I guess? Hop on the bandwagon, everyone! There’s plenty of room. Here’s what Sim…
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  • Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards have signed guard John Lucas.
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  • No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    nba.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    Bradley Beal caused a bit of a stir on Washington Wizards media day when he proclaimed: "I think we're definitely the best backcourt in the league."
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  • See what the Wizards look like in their alternate jerseys

    See what the Wizards look like in their alternate jerseys

    washingtonpost.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    John Wall, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter took some photos in the Wizards’ new blue alternate jerseys last week. I actually was in the room while these photo shoots were going on, and I learned a few things. 1) The “Shooting Pocket” or “Shooter’s Pocket”…
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Go…

    GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

    dimemag.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel o…
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  • Everyone failed Marcin Gortat during his Wizards ticket giveawa…

    Everyone failed Marcin Gortat during his Wizards ticket giveaway

    washingtonpost.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)
    Marcin Gortat on Sunday tweeted that he might have extra tickets to Monday night’s Pelicans-Wizards game in Baltimore. “Anybody wants to go???” he wrote. Then he put an exclamation point at the end of his “preseason” hashtag. He seemed very excited abou…
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  • Ted Leonsis clarifies mohawk deal with Wizards players

    Ted Leonsis clarifies mohawk deal with Wizards players

    washingtonpost.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Remember that time Marcin Gortat said that if the Wizards make the playoffs, Ted Leonsis might get a mohawk? (You should!) (It was just last week!) Well, the good news is that Ted Leonsis might actually get a mohawk! The bad news is that Leonsis told Go…
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  • Ted Leonsis absolutely has to get a mohawk if the Wizards make …

    Ted Leonsis absolutely has to get a mohawk if the Wizards make the playoffs, right?

    washingtonpost.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)
    Our sympathies are with Ted Leonsis, a 57-year-old human who must now actually get a mohawk, in real life, if the Wizards make the playoffs. Sorry, there’s no getting out of this one. Marcin Gortat has locked him in. Gortat served as stat boy on ESPN’s …
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  • Wizards-Maccabi Haifa preseason game attracts protesters with P…

    Wizards-Maccabi Haifa preseason game attracts protesters with Palestinian flags

    #Palestinian demonstrators attended the Maccabi Haifa-Wizard game in DC to protest against #Israeli basketball team pic.twitter.com/GeTWpwZlR8 — Jessica Belmont (@Jess_Belmont) October 16, 2014 Not many people went to the Wizards preseason exhibition ga…
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  • Wizards exercise contract options on Beal, Porter

    Wizards exercise contract options on Beal, Porter

    nba.com Oct 14
    The Washington Wizards have exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Bradley Beal and their third-year option on forward Otto Porter.
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  • The Spurs are giving their fans replica NBA championship rings …

    The Spurs are giving their fans replica NBA championship rings at their season opener (Photo)

    yahoo.com Oct 14
    We here at BDL joined the many fans who applauded the Memphis Grizzlies' announcement last month that they'd be giving the fans who attend their April 2015 home game against the Washington Wizards special, limited edition "Z-Bow-Ties". As prom…
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  • Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks out 8 weeks with 'stress rea…

    Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks out 8 weeks with 'stress reaction' in lower back

    yahoo.com Oct 14
    Another day, another important wing player hitting the injured list. He might not have the name recognition of reigning MVP Kevin Durant or the rising-star hype of Washington Wizards young gun Bradley Beal, but Stan Van Gundy paid Jodie Meeks handsomely…
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  • Wizards Otto Porter will wear prescription goggles this season

    Wizards Otto Porter will wear prescription goggles this season

    New to the Wizards this preseason: Otto Porter’s prescription goggles. Well, they were new. Now they’re gone. The pair that Porter tried out earlier this preseason had an annoying glare, and also they kept coming apart. But within the next couple days, …
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  • Wizards look to ride 2014 playoff momentum into new seasons

    Wizards look to ride 2014 playoff momentum into new seasons

    nba.com Oct 13
    If it's possible to be in two places at once, that's where the Washington Wizards find themselves at the moment.
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  • Wizards' Beal has surgery for broken wrist

    Wizards' Beal has surgery for broken wrist

    Wizards guard Bradley Beal underwent successful surgery Sunday to repair a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson.
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  • Wizards forward Humphries has surgery on finger

    Wizards forward Humphries has surgery on finger

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 10
    Wizards forward Kris Humphries is expected to miss three to four weeks of basketball activity after having surgery for nerve damage in his right pinky finger.
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  • Nats, Caps, Redskins and Wizards all make PTI in one day

    Nats, Caps, Redskins and Wizards all make PTI in one day

    Big day for local sports, Wednesday was. The PTI gentlemen managed to discuss the Nats, Caps, Redskins (twice) and Wizards, all in one show. There was some Orioles talk, too. But I’m not counting that presently. I’m fighting enough battles already. NATS…
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  • Video - Knicks Sneak Past Wizards 00:52

    Knicks Sneak Past Wizards

    Oct 22
    Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
  • Video - Davis, Pelicans Top Wizards 01:01

    Davis, Pelicans Top Wizards

    Oct 20
    Anthony Davis scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Pelicans' 88-84 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Jefferson Leads Hornets 00:55

    Jefferson Leads Hornets

    Oct 17
    Al Jefferson scored a game-high 20 points and had eight rebounds as Charlotte beat Washington 96-86.
  • Video - Beal, Wall SportsCenter Conversation 02:14

    Beal, Wall SportsCenter Conversation

    Oct 16
    Wizards guard Bradley Beal discusses his injury and guard John Wall talks about the experience of beating the Bulls in the playoffs last season, whether they are the best backcourt in the league, and the new-look Cavaliers.

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    Oct 23
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    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
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    Oct 21
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  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.