Category: Hoops Happenings

I Am A Washington Sports Fan and I Know Pain

I Am A Washington Sports Fan and I Know Pain

| May 17, 2010 | 2 Replies

As a Washington, DC sports fan, I’m used to a certain amount of soul-blighting disappointment. I know what it’s like to watch year after year of abysmal failure broken only by the tease of middling success that makes you think that maybe things have turned around only to watch grim reality dash your hopes against […]

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Give It Up for Chocolate Thunder

Give It Up for Chocolate Thunder

| November 14, 2009 | Reply

Thirty years ago this week, Darryl Dawkins changed professional basketball forever by destroying a backboard. Now, when I say “destroy”, I don’t mean he shot it or blew it up in some sort of off-court stunt. I mean, he threw down a dunk so thunderous that the force of his wrists on the rim pulled […]

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You Can't Take The Brawler Out of the Bad Boy…

You Can't Take The Brawler Out of the Bad Boy…

| July 24, 2008 | Reply

It looks like NBA thuggery has made its way to the WNBA. Last night the Los Angeles Sparks and the Detroit Shock had a brawl so big that the league is having to stagger the suspensions it’s meted out as punishment. If it suspends everyone at the same time, neither team will have enough players […]

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Agent Zero, Still in the House

Agent Zero, Still in the House

| July 4, 2008 | Reply

Gilbert Arenas is back in the fold. The Wizards signed him to a six-year deal worth $111 million. That’s less than the max contract Arenas had been talking about getting during the season, but it’s Gil’s doing that he signed a smaller contract. Apparently the team offered him the same number of years and $127 […]

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Oh, Gilbert, It's too Early.

Oh, Gilbert, It's too Early.

| June 10, 2008 | Reply

This is not a good move for Gilbert Arenas. He has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract and go for something called a “max contract”. Right now, he stands to make $12.6 million. A max contract would go for six years and bring somewhere around 120 million. The problem is […]

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I Do Love the Wizards

I Do Love the Wizards

| December 10, 2007 | 2 Replies

Man, the Wizards are a great team to watch. They seem to genuinely like each other and enjoy the game. More, they genuinely seem to encourage each other to greater success, not just because it helps the team but because (it appears to me anyhow) that they honestly want their teammates to be great. That’s […]

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A Team Full of Good Guys

A Team Full of Good Guys

| December 5, 2007 | Reply

This story will warm your heart today. Not every professional athlete is a selfish jerk. In fact, a lot of them are just the opposite, as this story illustrates pretty well. We here in Washington are fortunate to have a basketball team seemingly chocked-full of good guys.

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The Wizards are Going to Texas! (UPDATE: Well, That's One)

The Wizards are Going to Texas! (UPDATE: Well, That's One)

| November 26, 2007 | 1 Reply

As the Wizards head into a Texas road run, I can say with every confidence that I have no idea how well the team will do. The Wizards are a really tough team to figure out right now. Without Agent Zero, you could reasonably expect that their scoring would be down, but it’s really not. […]

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Agent O-No!

Agent O-No!

| November 21, 2007 | Reply

The Wizards can’t catch a break this season. They’ve managed to fight back after losing the first five games of the year by winning the next five. They won the last two with conviction without Gilbert Arenas, who was sitting out to rest his rehabbed knee. Now they’ll have to win without him for the […]

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Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

| November 12, 2007 | 1 Reply

Our long national nightmare is over. The Washington Wizards have finally won a basketball game, giving a much-needed schwacking to the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizkids finally played like a team, racking up 26 assists. Nice to see them finally play to their capabilities this year. Even nicer to see Brendan Haywood play like the big […]

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