Last week, Dave Sheinin wrote a great story about the 1978 Bullets Championship trophy and its journey to it’s current resting place. The tale, as told to Sheinin by Ted Leonsis, was that the famed trophy was found in a closet at an ex-employee’s house when Leonsis took over the team.
It turns out it wasn’t exactly true, and Irene Pollin wasn’t having any of that.
However, according to the family of the late Bowie — as well as Irene Pollin, Abe’s widow and a part-owner of the Bullets and Capitals — none of that is true. They say the trophy was never at Bowie’s house and in fact was displayed — in a different case, built by a construction crew overseen by Bowie’s son, Mike — for most of the 2000s at Verizon Center.
“It never left the Verizon Center,” Irene Pollin said.
Sheinin, still on the trophy beat, has the really real details here, including Leonsis’s explanation of the discrepancies in his account.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* Wizards lost to the Heat, with LeBron, Bosh, and Wade on the bench.
* The Nats won and Harper hit a ridiculous homerun.
* The Masters starts today. Can Woods win it?
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
You have to be a hardcore Wizard fan to sit through one of these games
— Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul84) April 11, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Davey Johnson, on Harper’s home run:
“I’m not measuring. That was fun to watch that one.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Just RGIII and Pooch Hall being tough guys.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
White Sox at Nats, 7 p.m. on MASN2. Hurricanes at Caps, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.
FEAT OF THE DAY
Prince Fielder legging out a single is awesome.