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Gilbert Arenas offers thoughtful take on former rival LeBron Ja…

Gilbert Arenas offers thoughtful take on former rival LeBron James

washingtonpost.com Updated 22 hours ago
A few hours after debating the merits of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan as the greatest NBA player of all-time, former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas posted a 400-word, nine-hashtag screed on his Instagram about one of his former rivals, LeBron James. [Gi…
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  • New Clipper Paul Pierce bounces ceremonial first pitch before D…

    New Clipper Paul Pierce bounces ceremonial first pitch before Dodgers game

    yahoo.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    After spending the last 17 years balling on the East Coast with the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards, Paul Pierce — a native of Inglewood, Calif. — has finally returned to the West Coast, signing a three-year, $10 million deal to rej…
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  • Gilbert Arenas reignites 'Hibachi!,' wins load of stuffed anima…

    Gilbert Arenas reignites 'Hibachi!,' wins load of stuffed animals for kids

    yahoo.com washingtonpost.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    There haven't been very many fun reasons to bring up the name "Gilbert Arenas" in recent years, so it's nice to get an opportunity to recall the sunnier, lighter side of the open-book personality that made the former Washington Wizards All-Sta…
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  • John Wall’s shark sweat pants would blow Colin Cowherd’s mind

    John Wall’s shark sweat pants would blow Colin Cowherd’s mind

    John Wall cares what people think about his fashion choices just as much as Bryce Harper cares what people think about his confidence. That is, not one bit. “I’m going to be me,” the Wizards point guard said after Shaquille O’Neal and J.R. Smith, among …
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  • Everyone is beautiful in the Caps and Wizards new VIP club

    Everyone is beautiful in the Caps and Wizards new VIP club

    Remember when some Caps fans got angered after learning their excellent season tickets would be converted to VIP sections this season? Part of the change involved a renovated and expanded VIP club area, which the team has now been actively pitching in m…
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  • How do you feel about sleeved Wizards jerseys?

    How do you feel about sleeved Wizards jerseys?

    A look at every new NBA alternate, pride, stretch, hardwood classic, and officials' uniforms, @UniWatch @PhilHecken: pic.twitter.com/ehNci1gAu9 — Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) July 23, 2015 As a kid, I always rooted for Evansville in the NCAA men’s basketb…
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  • Wizards' Dudley sidelined by lower back surgery

    Wizards' Dudley sidelined by lower back surgery

    nba.com Jul 21
    The Washington Wizards say forward Jared Dudley will be sidelined for three to four months following lower back surgery.
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  • The Spirit helped the Mystics celebrate a home win

    The Spirit helped the Mystics celebrate a home win

    The Caps, Wizards, Nats and Redskins took turns supporting each other this spring, visiting each other’s games, wearing each other’s logos and posting messages on social media. Now the Mystics and Spirit are picking up the thread. As promised, the Mysti…
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  • John Wall dislikes max salaries, knows he's worth more than Reg…

    John Wall dislikes max salaries, knows he's worth more than Reggie Jackson

    yahoo.com Jul 15
    When Washington Wizards point guard John Wall signed his max-level contract extension in the offseason of 2013, he did so at a time when his value was in question. Though he had shown flashes of brilliance in his first four seasons, Wall had not yet asc…
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  • Wizards sign Anderson to one-year deal

    Wizards sign Anderson to one-year deal

    nba.com Jul 12
    Free-agent shooting guard Alan Anderson has signed a $4 million, one-year contract with the Washington Wizards.
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  • Dudley not surprised by trade to Wizards

    Dudley not surprised by trade to Wizards

    nba.com Jul 10
    Forward Jared Dudley says the Washington Wizards were one of the teams he considered before he opted in to the final year of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • Kelly Oubre Jr. says Kevin Durant is ‘like a big bro’

    Kelly Oubre Jr. says Kevin Durant is ‘like a big bro’

    Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre Jr. is looking “to show out” in the Las Vegas summer league, beginning with his professional debut on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns. He’s got a tough act to follow after Glen Rice Jr. won summer league MVP honors last year…
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  • Wizards, Alan Anderson agree to one-year contract

    Wizards, Alan Anderson agree to one-year contract

    nba.com Jul 7
    Free-agent shooting guard Alan Anderson has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Washington Wizards that should become official later this week.
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  • Post Sports Live: Nationals all-stars named

    Post Sports Live: Nationals all-stars named

    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen, Neil Greenberg and Clinton Yates join host Gene Wang to debate Bryce Harper’s MVP candidacy and Max Scherzer’s odds of starting the All-Star Game. The panel also discusses the impact of offseason signings and trades of…
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  • Wizards, Neal,agree to $2.1M, 1-year deal

    Wizards, Neal,agree to $2.1M, 1-year deal

    nba.com Jul 3
    Free-agent shooting guard Gary Neal has agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with the Washington Wizards.
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  • Report: Bucks trade Jared Dudley to Wizards

    Report: Bucks trade Jared Dudley to Wizards

    nba.com Jul 2
    Moving on after learning they'll lose Paul Pierce as a free agent, the Washington Wizards agreed to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick.
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  • Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

    Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

    A few months ago, my friend Steve — whose primary hobby is telling me how to do my job — suggested a column. He pointed out that the Wizards have often emulated the Caps in recent years: stripping apart a middling roster, rebuilding around young stars, …
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  • Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oub…

    Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oubre

    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen and Dan Steinberg and WUSA9’s Dave Owens join host Gene Wang to discuss the Nationals solid performances despite injuries. The panel also analyzes the Wizards’ trade for draft pick Kelly Oubre Jr. and debate whether DeS…
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  • True story: Randy Wittman says the Wizards need a better stretc…

    True story: Randy Wittman says the Wizards need a better stretch 4

    The NBA is changing. And the Wizards appear to be changing with it. Even during the playoffs — when the Wizards so often relied on a small-ball lineup, with either Paul Pierce or Drew Gooden playing the stretch 4 — Randy Wittman seemed loathe to talk ab…
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  • Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

    Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

    nba.com Jun 27
    Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday.
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  • Kelly Oubre says he’s bleeding Wizard blood

    Kelly Oubre says he’s bleeding Wizard blood

    If, say, four years ago, the Wizards had drafted a precocious teenager coming off a sometimes erratic single season in college who happily noted that his spiky shoes would shut down the NBA draft, that his new team would win a championship, that he has …
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  • Throwback Thursday: Wizards draft John Wall No. 1 overall

    Throwback Thursday: Wizards draft John Wall No. 1 overall

    Five years ago Wednesday, the Wizards drafted a young, dynamic point guard from Kentucky with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft. Their colors were blue, black and bronze-y then and their most recent season, a 28-54 debacle, was the 26th-worst rec…
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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.

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    Jul 30
    After starting 24-8 last season, Toronto played .500 ball the rest of the way. With a planned transition to a new defensive identity this year, J.A. A...
  • 5-on-5: Biggest risers, fallers for 2015-16 NBA season

    Jul 28
    After a summer of deals, which teams are on the inside track to success next season and which are headed for a down year? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
  • Miami Heat trade Zoran Dragic to Boston Celtics

    Jul 27
    The Boston Celtics have acquired guard Zoran Dragic and a future second-round pick from the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Portland Trail B…

    Jul 26
    The Cavaliers have agreed to trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal aimed to create future options and save luxury-tax money, sources told ESPN.com.