“Win VIP tickets to see a Washington Wizards game!” Wall said, introducing the game’s featured jackpot prize.
“Experience the history, culture and beauty of our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.,” the voice from the heavens then said, over Wizards highlights. “Be a part of the excitement of the Washington Wizards with a VIP experience at a home game. Plus, a shopping spree at NBAStore.com. This action-packed adventure: $7,500.”
Then Pat Sajak — a Caps season ticket holder — laughed a long, hearty laugh. No explanation was offered. Maybe he was just in a good mood.
A contestant landed on the Wizards icon, but he later bankrupted and did not win the Wizards prize. Still, viewers were offering lolz. And for the record, there is nothing to lolz about the current Wizards, who have won seven out of eight at home and have a winning record over their past 15 games. But you know how “Wheel of Fortune” viewers can be.
Haha, VIP tickets to a #Wizards game is a prize on Wheel of Fortune’s NBA week. Total value: $8.50!
— Micah White (@micahwhite) February 6, 2013
They are giving away a wizards prize package on wheel of fortune. That’s a prize I would want. #Sarcasm
— Joe G. (@HTTR_Joe) February 6, 2013
It’s NBA Week on Wheel of Fortune & one the prizes is a VIP experience with the Wizards, valued at $7,500. That’s $7,480 overpriced
— Francesca Davis (@FrankieVtotheD) February 6, 2013
Prize on Wheel of Fortune is a Washington Wizards game… the contestants are trying to spin for Bankrupts
— Joe Roderick (@joeroderick) February 6, 2013
Haha. Wheel of fortune NBA week prize are tickets to a wizards game. Who would want those
— Jerrod Stoker (@jerrodstoker) February 6, 2013
they giving away wizards tickets on wheel of fortune lmao
— Brett Alexander (@woe_isBe) February 6, 2013