DC Sports Bog: Wizards


Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/23/2014

It’s been a really long time since the Wizards won the first two games of playoffs

Back then, two wins was enough to clinch a first round series.

By Scott Allen  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014

‘Kirk Hinrich misses the free throw!’ is Buckhantz’s latest moment

Improbable miss helps Wizards secure 2-0 series lead.

By Scott Allen  |  01:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Bradley Beal disses Chicago’s deep dish pizza

Wizards guard opted for the thin crust at Giordano’s (and probably made a few enemies in the process).

By Scott Allen  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Why is John Wall in a trailer for Paul Walker’s new movie?

We shed light on why the Wizards point guard is promoting “Brick Mansions.“

By Scott Allen  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014

(Not quite) definitive proof the Wizards will win the NBA title

A bracket that may bode well for Washington fans, or does it?

By Scott Allen  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ Nene has no time for the ‘haters’

Three times this season, Nene has referenced ‘the haters.’ I kind of love that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haters, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014

RGIII talks DeSean Jackson, Obama and Wizards playoffs

Redskins quarterback says the Wizards ‘know they belong, and everybody in D.C. is behind them.’

By Scott Allen  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Wizards win first Game 1 since beating Dr. J in 1986

Dudley Bradley’s three-pointer at the buzzer capped a furious rally against the Sixers.

By Scott Allen  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Bill Simmons, Charles Barkley and Shaq hop on on Wizards bandwagon

Barkley says Beal and Wall will be NBA’s best back court in three to five years.

By Scott Allen  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2014

RGIII, Wale, Wolf Blitzer react to Wizards win

Buzz or no buzz, a lot of people were talking about the Wizards late Sunday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII, Wale, Wizards

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards-Bulls best and worst from Game 1

Nene answered the haters in Game 1.

By Scott Allen  |  11:08 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/18/2014

John Wall talks Wizards’ rise and Bulls on ‘First Take’

ESPN graphic features point guard in old Wizards uniform again.

By Scott Allen  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Wizards fan’s guide to hating the Bulls

Which Chicago player is most likely to draw your ire?

By Scott Allen  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bulls

Buck says it’s the greatest play he’s ever called.

By Scott Allen  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/17/2014

How the Wizards lived up to preseason expectations

But the playoff-bound John Wall and Co. haven’t exceeded them yet.

By Scott Allen  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2014

You won’t believe how much money Gilbert Arenas made in 2013

The former Wizards guard’s 2013 salary ranks 30th among all athletes.

By Scott Allen  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014

The last time the Wizards played the Bulls in the playoffs

A lot has changed since 2005 clash that Washington won in six games, the franchise’s lone series victory in the past three decades.

By Scott Allen  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Robin Givhan’s scathing review of the original Wizards logo

Post fashion writer delivered an epic takedown of the Wizards mark.

By Scott Allen  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

The Washington Wizards could’ve been the Washington Ravens

Before Baltimore’s NFL team started using it, a fan suggested Ravens as a replacement for Bullets.

By Scott Allen  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Wizards’ Randy Wittman on frustrations and John Wall

Wizards coach says his point guard has to be an extension of him.

By Scott Allen  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014

On the Wizards coverage in the Post

One reader suggests that the Wiz haven’t received the real estate they deserve on the front page.

By Scott Allen  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Ten-year-old has ‘awesome’ time after signing one-day contract with Wizards

Wizards and Make-A-Wish Foundation come together to make Amaris Jackson’s day.

By Scott Allen  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Why aren’t people excited about the Wizards?

Despite the first playoff berth in forever, D.C. doesn’t seem overly excited about the Wizards. Five wise observers attempt to figure out why.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

D.C.’s NBA and NHL franchises have made the playoffs in the same season one time since 1988.

By Scott Allen  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Wizards

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Leonsis won’t rest until Wizards ‘honest competitors for a ring’

Wizards owner says making the playoffs isn’t enough for his basketball franchise.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014

There were a lot of John Wall shots consumed last night

One fan made 999 blue Jell-O shots for the national championship game.

By Scott Allen  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/08/2014

John Wall watches Kentucky lose NCAA championship game

The Wizards guard sat near Drake.

By Scott Allen  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Otto Porter gets happy

The rookie forward hasn’t had the greatest season, but this week brought a pretty funny highlight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Morning pixels, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards celebrate playoff berth like it’s 2005

The Wiz Kids are excited after ending long drought.

By Scott Allen  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Video: Larry King interviews Abe Pollin on Home Team Sports’ first day

Thirty years ago this week, Comcast SportsNet debuted as Home Team Sports. Here is amazing video from that day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, CSN, Home Team Sports, Media, Orioles, Wizards

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Ovechkin chants ‘De-Fense,’ poses with Gheorghe Muresan

Alex Ovechkin had a pretty fun night at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Gheorghe Muresan, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Watch the Wizards’ double-barreled gatling gun

This is impressive T-shirt power.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Wale grabs the WUSA9 mic at the Wizards game

Diane Roberts tried interviewing Wale. Instead, he wound up riffing on journalism, or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wale, Wizards

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Martell Webster, John Wall do baseball pantomime

John Wall and Martell Webster have a baseball routine they use during introductions. Watch it here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Watch Marcin Gortat hurt his back in warm-ups

Wizards big man tweaked a back injury during a dunk in warmups, missing his team’s loss in Portland.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/19/2014

DeMarcus Cousins didn’t like Drew Gooden’s shrugs

The newest Wizard keeps hitting shots, and keeps shrugging. The Kings star didn’t appreciate that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMarcus Cousins, Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Ovechkin talks burritos, Wall picks against Kentucky

Caps star explains the reasoning behind his NCAA tournament picks, and Wizards star goes against his team.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, John Wall, NCAA Tournament, Wizards

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Adidas makes cherry blossom shoes and socks

In honor of John Wall, Adidas has cherry blossom-inspired sneakers and socks and hats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adidas, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Wizards, Adidas start selling ‘House of Guards’ t-shirts

Yes, you can now buy a ‘House of Guards’ t-shirt inside Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adidas, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Randy Wittman on his critics

Wizards coach: ‘I’m not Phil Jackson and I’m not Larry Brown and I don’t pretend to be. I’m a pretty good coach, though.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:08 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Wizards fan hits half-court shot, promises to buy diapers

One lucky Wizards fan won $500 Wednesday night. How he’ll spend it will surprise and delight you.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:17 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Marcin Gortat wants fighting in the NBA

Wizards center would like players to be able to throw fists at each other during games.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Drew Gooden on his ‘Dirty Man Contest’ with DeShawn Stevenson

A lifetime ago, Drew Gooden and DeShawn Stevenson had a gross beard contest.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeShawn Stevenson, Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/08/2014

John Wall, Nicki Minaj and Miyah

How the Wizards guard helped a 5-year old D.C. girl with cancer get in touch with the entertaininer

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Nicki Minaj, Wizards

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Andre Miller’s shoelaces and socks

Wily Wizards veteran ties his shoelaces behind his ankles and wears his socks inside-out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Phil Chenier roars and Steve Buckhantz has a fever

At Verizon Center, there was much rejoicing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Phil Chenier, Wizards

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Washington’s All-Halak team

Here’s one attempt at naming the non-superstars to have defeated Washington teams in recent years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jaroslav Halak, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Trevor Booker on Deadspin’s list of top cereals

Wizards’ cereal expert critiques a controversial list of the top breakfast cereals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cereal, Deadspin, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Otto Porter’s first NBA three-pointers

Wizards rookie hit his first career three-pointer Monday night. Then he hit his second.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/03/2014

The five silliest things from David Falk’s John Wall rant

One year later, let’s revisit David Falk’s scathing critique of John Wall. It doesn’t hold up very well.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Falk, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Wizards

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/03/2014

John Wall plays $25,000 Pyramid with Kevin Seraphin

John Wall and Kevin Seraphin join forces to get ‘Creme Brulee’ on a Jumbotron.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/28/2014

The Wizards, FiOS and CSN+

Some FiOS customers struggled to find the Wizards-Raptors game on TV. Here’s what happened.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Charles Barkley: Wizards still third-best in the East

TNT analyst again sides with Washington, saying the Wizards have more talent than every Eastern Conference team save Miami and Indiana.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, Wizards

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Gilbert Arenas and Nick Young and a kids hoop

The two BFFs get serious over a toddler hoop.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:48 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Nick Young, Wizards

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Five John Wall highlights in Wizards’ win over Raptors

Washington’s triple overtime victory in Toronto came with plenty of John Wall wow moments. Here are five.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Al Harrington wants John Wall and Bradley Beal to be best friends

Wizards veteran wants the team’s two guards to love each other.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Bradley Beal, ESPN 980, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Andre Miller recruited to Wizards by Al Harrington and Nene

The Wizards players seem to have formed a recruitment committee.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Andre Miller, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 02/26/2014

ESPN and the Wizards colors

ESPN used an old photo of John Wall on Tuesday night. The network won’t use it again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:07 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Marcin Gortat brings 8-year old boy from Poland to Wizards games

Wizards big man helps bring a young boy whose father died in Afghanistan to Washington for a week.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Twelve seconds of bliss: Dave Johnson calls Nene’s winning dunk

Two straight days, two different Wizards broadcasters yelped with joy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dave Johnson, Nene, Steve Buckhantz, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Ernie Grunfeld on Kendall Marshall and Shelvin Mack

Wizards GM talks about two of the backup point guards who got away, thanks to Grunfeld.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor, Ernie Grunfeld, Kendall Marshall, Shelvin Mack, Wizards

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Marcin Gortat and Jan Vesely: boys for life

Wizards big man makes you feel wistful as Jan Vesely heads out of town.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Marcin Gortat tweets his reaction to the Wizards trade

The Wizards’ big man says farewell to Vesely and Maynor and hello to Andre Miller in his own distinctive way.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:51 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Eric Maynor, Jan Vesely, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Wizards TV ratings up significantly, but still near the bottom of the NBA

Washington still struggling to draw viewers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:58 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Remembering Jan Vesely

Another first-round pick exits Washington as a bust; let’s remember Jan Vesely’s time here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Wizards

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Randy Wittman gets ejected in loss to Toronto

Watch the Wizards coach get an early trip to the locker room during a loss to the Raptors.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 02/18/2014

The Wizards are raising most season ticket prices

A breakdown on the news that most Wizards season tickets will go up in price next season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:03 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/18/2014

John Wall’s single dunk practice attempt

John Wall only practiced his winning dunk once. Here’s that attempt.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daren Jenkins, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/18/2014

G-Man on John Wall and the dunk contest

How the man in the spandex came to have a starring role in John Wall’s big moment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  G-Man, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/18/2014

John Wall dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Wall dances alongside his fellow all-stars.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Did John Wall get his dunk inspiration from an Ohio State senior?

John Wall says he got the idea for his winning dunk from a fan on Twitter. This might have been the guy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Ohio State, Wizards

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 02/16/2014

John Wall’s All-Star Game highlights

The Wizards’ guard had at least three notable highlights in his first All-Star appearance.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:54 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 02/15/2014

John Wall dunks, dances, wins

Watch the dunk and dance that helped John Wall win his first dunk contest.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:29 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 02/15/2014

Bradley Beal finishes second in three-point contest

Wizards second-year guard is the runner-up in the three-point contest.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 02/14/2014

John Wall says Wizards fans ‘deserve a lot more’

Wizards guard talks to ESPN’s Bill Simmons about the Washington fanbase.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:28 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Wizards offer Valentine’s Day advice

Some Wizards players are more romantic than others.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Garrett Temple, Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Wizards’ John Wall will involve ‘extra bodies’ in the dunk contest

The Wizards’ guard won’t tip his dunk-contest hand, but he won’t be going solo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 02/13/2014

I hope James Harden is okay

James Harden’s head nearly flew off his neck at the end of Wednesday night’s game. Here’s hoping he survives.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:25 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/13/2014

John Wall, Trevor Ariza on James Harden flop

On the foul call that led to a Wizards loss.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/12/2014

When Roy Hibbert met Kwame Brown as teenagers at a WWE event

More than a decade ago, a 14-year-old Roy Hibbert met a 19-year old Kwame Brown at a WWE event in D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Kwame Brown, Roy Hibbert, Wizards

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Bradley Beal plays a kid in H-O-R-S-E

The pint-size challenger was full of trash talk.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Wizards’ John Wall poses with New Orleans props

While filming a commercial promoting the NBA All-Star Game, Wall got to wear a mask. And hold a parasol.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Watch D.C. media members attempt to dunk off a trampoline

Interested in a bunch of middle-aged radio, TV and Internet folks jumping off a trampoline? You should be. Because it’s amazing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Media, Wizards

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/11/2014

The Wizards discuss corporal punishment

Garrett Temple prompts a discussion between three teammates on whether corporal punishment should be used on children.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:21 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor, Garrett Temple, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Robin Ficker on Marcus Smart and Jeff Orr

Legendary heckler says basketball teams should use role-playing to prepare players for rowdy fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robin Ficker, Wizards

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Maryland selling Big Ten T-shirts

School is selling T-shirts featuring Testudo and B1G

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Charles Barkley: Wizards are third-best team in the East

TNT analyst says Washington is behind only Indiana and Miami in the Eastern Conference.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Barkley, Wizards

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Steve Buckhantz gets excited by John Wall steal

Wall made an incredible play to force double overtime, and the Wizards’ play-by-play man got excited.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Steve Buckhantz, Wizards

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman on life above .500

Wittman does not want to make a big deal out of surging past .500.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Wizards fans chant ‘MVP’ for John Wall

Verizon Center crowd salutes Wizards point guard as he finally leads his team north of .500.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Wizards, Blazers exchange online barbs

Washington got snarky on social media after handling the Blazers. Portland then returned the favor.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blazers, Bradley Beal, Jan Vesely, Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Wizards are above .500

Sixty-two players suited up for Washington since the last time the Wizards were above .500.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Danny Rouhier will join Wizards radio team (for one game)

106.7 The Fan’s mid-day host will make his game broadcast debut Monday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Danny Rouhier, Wizards

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 02/02/2014

G-Wiz takes amazing tumble

Wizards fuzzy mascot thing fell on Saturday night, and staged or not, it was a good fall.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:42 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thunder, Wizards

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The Clippers fans in the Wizards robes

Everything you wanted to know about those three Clippers fans in Wizards robes

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clippers, Wizards

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/31/2014

John Wall was ‘close to tears,’ called his mom upon learning he’s an all-star

The Wizards received the good news just 30 minutes before it was announced.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Ted Leonsis on why he blogs

Wizards and Caps owner talks about feeding the monsters. That means us.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Wizards to celebrate Chinese New Year with stuffed horses and General Tso’s chicken

The NBA is celebrating the Year of the Horse and the Wizards are adding their own flavor.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Jordan Crawford’s amazing air balls

Former Wizards player attempted to strike the Wizards dead with steez; instead, he launched amazing air balls.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Crawford, Warriors, Wizards

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat wants to bring back shorter basketball shorts

Imagine the photo ops from old-school uniform night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elvin Hayes, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Phil Chenier, Wizards

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014

The Wizards and their double-barreled T-shirt Gatling gun

Last weekend, the Wizards brought out a double-barreled T-shirt Gatling gun.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Elvin Hayes on the current Wizards

Bullets legend and basketball Hall of Famer compares this year’s team to the world champs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, Elvin Hayes, Wizards

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/23/2014

The Wizards’ long, futile quest to get above .500

For the ninth straight time, the Wizards lose a chance to get above .500.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The time Marcin Gortat signed a baby’s forehead

Athletes get asked to sign the strangest things.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Celtics fan gets carried out of Verizon Center

The Wizards lost in crushing fashion Wednesday night. A Celtics fan was removed by security.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Celtics, Wizards

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Bradley Beal’s mom is his biggest critic

Beal and his mom have a special relationship.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Wizards players explain their signatures

Marcin Gortat only signs his full name if he likes you.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

John Wall on Jan Vesely’s vertical

Wizards point guard says the Air Wolf does things ‘that doesn’t make no sense.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Jay Gruden at the Wizards game

Eight things that happened when the new Redskins coach went to the Wizards game on Saturday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 01/17/2014

John Wall’s backward circus shot

Words don’t do justice to this Friday night layup thing against the Bulls. Just watch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:53 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014

‘Bandwagon Cam’ captures die-hard lifelong Heat fan

Non-bandwagon Heat fan gets a bad rap at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heat, LeBron James, Wizards

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Skip Bayless says he deserves a game ball for Wizards win

ESPN-employed person says he and his colleague helped motivate the Wizards against the Heat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:13 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014

John Wall, Josh Morgan, Eric Maynor with Jay Z

Various D.C. athletes got to hang out with Hova backstage.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor, John Wall, Josh Morgan, Redskins, Sam Cassell, Wizards

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wizards bandwagon cam video

For the record, at least two of these people are apparently actual Heat fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, Wizards

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wizards’ crimes against LeBron James

There was no shortage of embarrassing highlights for LeBron James on Wednesday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Booker runs over Heat’s Dwyane Wade

Washington forward puts Miami on the floor, as part of a dominant first half.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, Wizards

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Wizards ‘Bandwagon Cam’ mocks Heat fans

After years of suffering through horrible bandwagon fans in silence, the Wizards game ops crew finally strikes back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:08 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heat, LeBron James, Wizards

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter are lifting together

Polish Machine is pumping iron with a kid he can’t stop calling skinny.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Martell Webster and Jan Vesely’s trick-shot ritual

From the corner, behind the backboard, nothing but net.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Mascots vs. kids hockey game

It wasn’t a good weekend for kids vs. pros.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, mascots, Wizards

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Gheorghe Muresan makes Marcin Gortat look small

If you want to make a 7-foot NBA giant look like a normal person, have him stand next to big Gheorghe.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gheorghe Muresan, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Dwight Howard dunks on a kid during Wizards rain delay

Clearly Dwight Howard doesn’t believe in letting kids win.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Things you might have missed from Wizards rain delay game

Free chicken, decorative garbage cans, large drops of rain, and other stuff.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Steve Buckhantz offers a delayed dagger

The Wizards won in Charlotte, and Steve Buckhantz offered one of the more memorable daggers you’ll ever hear.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Buckhantz, Wizards

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Wizards’ Martell Webster explains photo-bombing

Webster simply looking for more camera time.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Bradley Beal wore ’23 for LeBron James

Considering the Wizards fans’ feelings about Michael Jordan and LeBron James, it was probably a smart move for Beal to start fresh.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/06/2014

The Ted’s Take Jinx?

While the Wizards and Capitals’ owner thinks the Post might have a jinx, his blog has taken out plenty of his own players.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning pixels, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Don’t call Martell Webster ‘Chris Singleton’

If you call Martell Webster someone else’s name, he will make you apologize on video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:49 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Happy Wizards are happy

If you’re over the Redskins sadness, have some Wizards happy.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor, John Wall, Kevin Seraphin, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Nene bobblead night Dec. 28

I’d get to Verizon Center a little early on Saturday if you’re looking to score one of these.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/23/2013

John Wall, Martell Webster crash Trevor Ariza’s interview

Here’s a little Wizards gaiety to nurse your Redskins hangover.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:21 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013

D.C. sports in 2013, by the numbers

Some of these numbers you probably don’t want to see.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Kanye on Jordan and the Wizards

Kanye West says the world should not have let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. All Wizards fans agree.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:28 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bradley Beal, Kanye, Michael Jordan, Morning pixels, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Best D.C. sports moments of 2013

Ranking the 10 best D.C. sports moments from a pretty lousy year of local sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Nene calls Gortat his soulmate (on the court)

Nene and Marcin Gortat talk about liking food, liking each other, being soulmates, stuff like that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Worst D.C. sports moments of 2013

Before we get to more best stuff, here’s a chance to review all the worst stuff you’d rather forget.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, D.C. United, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013

The best D.C. sports quotes of 2013

A collection of the best lines uttered by D.C. sports figures this year.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Gilbert Arenas wants to make an NBA comeback

Former Wizard says, ‘Next summer, I’m going to train really hard and then try to make a team.’

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Wizards, Caps deliver presents to area children

The players spent the day putting smiles on faces, and antlers on John Wall.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, John Wall, Martell Webster, Mike Green, Nene, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Oleksy, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Gilbert Arenas says he’s ‘teamwiz4life’

The Wizards might not be embracing Gilbert Arenas, but the team’s former star is re-embracing the Wizards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Martell Webster on male pattern baldness

If there’s a camera around, the Wizards resident goofball will perform.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Greg Anthony ‘shocked’ if Wizards miss playoffs

NBA analyst makes it clear: if the Wizards miss the playoffs now, it would be a major surprise and disappointment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, Greg Anthony, Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Marcin Gortat sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Martell Webster

The Wizards big man turned the tables on a videobombing Webster.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Gift ideas for D.C. sports fans

If your loved ones are D.C. sports fans, no holiday gift will make them happy. Here are some ideas anyway.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Gifts, Redskins, Wizards, holiday_gifts

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Marcin Gortat on his nickname, friendship with Nene

I guess no one ever told the Wizards big man that you don’t get to pick your own nickname.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Martell Webster videobombs John Wall

The Wizards class clown is at it again. Winning makes everyone happy.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/29/2013

The Wizards’ Thanksgiving menu

Al Harrington’s mom made the Wizards Thanksgiving dinner; here’s her menu.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Wizards

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/27/2013

John Wall still wants to be the best point guard in the league

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Gio Gonzalez celebrates at Wizards game

Watch Gio Gonzalez celebrate at Tuesday night’s Wizards game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats, Wizards

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Ted Leonsis’s existential defense

Ted Leonsis’s new defense strategy to ‘playoffs or bust’ mantra is very simple: What does ‘bust’ actually mean?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Martell Webster’s mean face

The Wizards three-point specialist reacted to a go-ahead three with a look that would scare most children.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:42 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Trevor Ariza’s R. Kelly impression

It takes a confident NBA player to offer videos of yourself lip-syncing to slow jams.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Macklemore in a John Wall jersey

The Seattle-based hip-hop artist did some pandering to the local crowd during his show Monday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Wizards

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Marcin Gortat channels Olajuwon

Marcin Gortat attempted the post move that made Hakeem Olajuwon famous. It looked pretty similar.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Leonsis on Monumental Network’s future

Caps and Wizards owner again makes it clear that the future of his teams on television will be much different than the status quo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Comcast SportsNet, Monumental Network, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Nene says young Wizards ‘must take their heads out of their butts’

“Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way, because I’m getting tired of this.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Otto Porter injury: A non-update timeline

A timeline of how how little we know about the Wizards rookie’s injury, and how long we haven’t known it.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Spanish writer wants Vesely on Real Madrid

Wizards fans have soured on Jan Vesely. One enthusiastic Spanish scribe has not.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Wizards

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Marcin Gortat thinks Wizards could win 50 games

Newest Wizard, unfamiliar with the franchise’s crushing history of mediocrity, says 50 wins are not out of the question.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Obama with Jordan, Acta and United jerseys

Barack Obama went to a local watering hole, whose wall of memorabilia featured some of the best of D.C. sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Nats, Obama, Wizards

Posted at 03:57 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Betting on the Wizards

If you want to know what it’s like to root for D.C. sports teams, bet on them to win, and then watch your riches disappear.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:57 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Bradley Beal dunks on Paul Pierce

Bradley Beal dunks on Paul Pierce after Nene strips the ball from Andray Blatche. Dreams really do come true for Wizards fans.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:52 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, Wizards

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Wizards launch ‘Courage’ program, host Wounded Warriors and TAPS families

The Wizards will be selling the “Courage” caps to benefit the TAPS programs.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Chris Singleton and free cereal

After admitting his cereal addiction, Singleton gets some free product.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, Wizards

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Best images and quotes from ESPN’s ‘Bernie and Ernie’

The well-done documentary was full of wonderful basketball gear from the ‘70s.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernard King, Ernie Grunfeld, ESPN, Wizards

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

AT&T says it has upgraded wireless service in Verizon Center (UPDATED)

AT&T says there will be better service in Verizon Center, but AT&T just won’t say the words ‘Verizon Center.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Georgetown, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Trevor Booker’s jammed finger

Trevor Booker jammed his finger Sunday night, and it looked really gross.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Wizards: another Washington slow start

The Wizards are the latest D.C. pro sports team to stumble out of the gate, but they’ve had plenty of company.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013

D.C. athletes do Halloween

A look at how some local stars dressed up and celebrated.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Gettis, Caps, Jan Vesely, Karl Alzner, Lucas Giolito, Nats, Nick Sundberg, Niles Paul, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Wizard Girls model costumes on ‘Inside Edition’

Witches, devils and leopards all make an appearance.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizard Girls, Wizards

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The time Phil Chenier cursed at Steve Buckhantz

Forty years ago, Steve Buckhantz refereed a game featuring Phil Chenier. It didn’t end well.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, Phil Chenier, Steve Buckhantz, Wizards

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Wizards featured in ‘Delivery Man’ trailer

The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: you can catch a brief glimpse of the Washington Wizards in the trailer for Vince Vaughn’s new movie.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vince Vaughn, Wizards

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/29/2013

The Suns, Gortat and Polish Heritage Night

The Phoenix Suns are having a Polish Heritage Night without their Polish star, but fans will come back when the Wizards visit Phoenix.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Randy Wittman on Otto Porter: ‘I don’t know who he is’

Wizards coach says he hasn’t gotten a chance to know the rookie: “He’s not been able to step on the floor one day yet.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/24/2013

John Wall already writing ‘playoffs’ on his shoes

John Wall started writing ‘playoffs’ on his shoes during the preseason.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Otto Porter on bonding with a homeless man over Georgetown basketball

The Wizards rookie answers questions about his random act of kindness.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Hoyas, Otto Porter Jr. Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Gilbert Arenas on his Wizards contract

Gilbert Arenas admits that his contract was terrible, but says he got paid for what he had done, not what he was gonna do.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, TMZ, Wizards

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Verizon Center’s flashing billboards

Some people like the flashing billboards outside Verizon Center. Other people hate them. Here’s what they’re showing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Monumental Network, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/17/2013

The Wizards and breakfast cereal

Some members of the Wizards like breakfast cereal. A lot. Like, a super lot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Randy Wittman, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/17/2013

John Wall dances to Lady Gaga in new commercial

More free headphones for everyone.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/16/2013

D.C. fans cheer LeBron

The era of Washington maintaining its distaste for LeBron James is over. Now he gets cheers here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Wizards

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/15/2013

John Wall will write ‘playoffs’ on his shoes

John Wall will write ‘playoffs’ on every pair of game shoes he uses this season. Because he wants to get to the playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Smoot, John Wall, Morning pixels, Wizards

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Local beer at Verizon Center

Verizon Center now has Port City, Devil’s Backbone, DC Brau, and other local brews. That’s a good thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Caps, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Wizards, Monumental Network and online streaming

Ted Leonsis says he wanted to stream Tuesday’s preseason Wizards game on his online network. So what happened?

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Comcast SportsNet, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Wizards go to Fogo de Chao for Brazilian culture

The Wizards are slowly dipping their toes into Brazilian culture.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Why the Wizards were blacked out

The Wizards were blacked out Tuesday night. They won't be on Saturday, though. Here's all the boring details.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Glen Rice Jr.'s putback slam to force overtime

Wizards rookie created the rare preseason highlight to remember with a last-second dunk Tuesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Ted Leonsis on Wizards 'prima donnas'

The Wizards team owner says he's had some experience with diva athletes.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Ted Leonsis declines to discuss Redskins name

Leonsis admitted that he has his own name change debate to worry about.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/08/2013

When Theismann said the Bullets were making D.C. a basketball town

More than three decades ago, Joe Theismann said Abe Pollin was turning D.C. into a basketball town. This is a fun read. So read it. Now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abe Pollin, Bullets, Joe Theismann, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Martell Webster on gameday naps

One hour and 43 minutes naps, to be exact.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Now the Wizards have a season ticket holder scarf

Wizards become third local franchise to distribute scarves within a matter of weeks. Scarves: so hot. In more ways than one!

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Wizards

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Wizards playing football

Watch John Wall toss bombs across a basketball court. Coming next week: baseball, squash and Jai Alai.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013

The Wizards' over-under for wins

Vegas thinks the Wizards will finish the upcoming season with about 42 wins. Past history says hold your breath.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Ted Leonsis on Bradley Beal and Jan Vesely

Wizards owner says Bradley Beal looks more like a man, and Jan Vesely might be 7-foot-1.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Jan Vesely, John Wall, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Wizards playing soccer

Monday at training camp, the Wizards played soccer. Here's video of Jan Vesely and Kevin Seraphin bouncing balls off their heads.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013

D.C. sports and the shutdown

Many people attempted to make hilarious jokes linking the federal government's shutdown with D.C. sports teams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/30/2013

John Wall cuts a Portuguese promo

In advance of Washington's trip to Brazil, John Wall does a promotional reading for ESPN Brazil.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Kevin Seraphin's snake is on the loose

Be on the lookout for a red and black reptile, answers to the name "Snakey."

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Reporter asks Leonsis about Ernie Grunfeld

Many fans grouse that Ted Leonsis is too patient with his general managers. One reporter put that question to the owner.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dave Owens, Ernie Grunfeld, Ted Leonsis, Wizards