Turns out this is a significant year for D.C. sports anniversaries; not only are we celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Redskins being founded in Boston, but we’re also celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Mystics. Never can make too much of an 80th anniversary, or a 15th anniversary.
Anyhow, the Mystics produced a fairly incredible 15th anniversary video, featuring guest appearances from John Legend, Common, Kevin Hart, Michelle Kwan, Bill Simmons, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon, Sara Walsh, Wes Unseld, Mike Green, Jeff Halpern, Biz Markie, Brandon Bankes, Dwayne DeRosario, John Wall and others.
I have to assume that’s the most famous people ever to appear in a 15th anniversary WNBA video.
In case you aren’t allowed to watch videos at work, or you want to savor it later, here are some of the highlighted quotes.
Biz Markie: This is Biz Markie and I’d like to say happy anniversary to the Mystics! You’re the best!
Wale: Yo what’s up, this is Wale. Special shout-out to the ladies of the city, the Mystics. We love you, thanks for holding the city down. You’re beautiful, you’re bold, you’re ambitious, we love you, keep doing y’all.
Vinny Guadagnino: Happy 15th anniversary Washington Mystics.
Bill Simmons: Congrats to the Mystics. 15 years. I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it.
John Legend: I just want to wish the Washington Mystics a happy 15th anniversary. Keep hooping, y’all.
Common:Check it out y’all, this is Common. Happy 15th to the Washington Mystics. Y’all stay up. Hey, go get the championship. That’s what we do. Love.
Mike Wilbon: Happy 15th anniversary to the Washington Mystics.
Tony Kornheiser: Show me what you’re working with.
Wes Unseld: Happy 15th Anniversary, Washington Mystics.
Brandon Banks: It’s Brandon Banks from the Washington Redskins. We love having you in the D.C. pro sports family. Happy 15th anniversary, Mystics.
Mike Green: Hello, this is Mike Green. Congratulations, Mystics, on your 15th anniversary
Dwayne DeRosario: Hi this is Dwayne DeRosario of D.C. United, wishing the Washington Mystics a happy 15th anniversary.
Michelle Kwan: I just want to wish the Washington Mystics a happy birthday.
Sara Walsh: Hey Mystics fans, this is Sara Walsh from ESPN. Enjoyed covering the team back during my D.C. days. Just wanted to wish you a big congratulations for your 15th anniversary. Here’s for much success for many years to come in our nation’s capital.
John Wall: This is John Wall of the Washington Wizards. I want to wish the Washington Mystics a happy 15th anniversary.
Jeff Halpern: Hello this is Jeff Halpern. Congratulations, Mystics, on your 15th anniversary. It’s a tremendous accomplishment, and on behalf of everyone here at the Washington Capitals, we congratulate the organization and fans.
Kevin Hart: This is Kevin Hart, giving a big 15th anniversary to the Washington Mystics. I love you ladies. You might not believe it, but I’m telling you, I do. Honestly, I think I’m better than all of you.