Wall not amused by SI’s player rankings

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Wizards point guard John Wall rises nine spots from a year ago to No. 31 on Sports Illustrated’s soon-to-be-published player rankings, but still feels slighted. Bradley Beal (left) came in at No. 76.

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Nick Young demands some Lakers rookies call him ‘Daddy Swag’

Nick Young demands some Lakers rookies call him ‘Daddy Swag’

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Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jersey

Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jersey

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Dwyane Wade unveils second watch with Hublot, and it can be yours for $18,400

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Wall not amused by SI’s player rankings

Wall not amused by SI’s player rankings

Wizards point guard John Wall rises nine spots from a year ago to No. 31 on Sports Illustrated’s soon-to-be-published player rankings, but still feels slighted. Bradley Beal (left) came in at No. 76.

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Watch Blake Griffin perform ‘slam dunk poetry’ at the Laugh Factory

The material was provided by Vizio, but the delivery was all Griffin’s, and it was good.

Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudamire, Henrik Lundqvist enlisted to help James Dolan break world kazoo record

Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudamire, Henrik Lundqvist enlisted to help James Dolan break world kazoo record

Who doesn’t love an extended kazoo solo by 6,000 people at an Eagles concert?

LeBron James unveils his new Nike shoes

LeBron James unveils his new Nike shoes

The key, apparently, is unleashing the awesome power of hexagons.

The Kings will retire Peja Stojakovic’s jersey

The Kings will retire Peja Stojakovic’s jersey

The announcement continues a big week for Serbian basketball.

Serbia is taking losing to Team USA at the FIBA World Cup really, really well

Serbia is taking losing to Team USA at the FIBA World Cup really, really well

The tournament’s silver medalists were greeted with a celebration fit for champions in Belgrade this week.

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Paul Pierce posed for a Spalding ad, and this is going to take some getting used to.

The NBA’s Summer of Race

The NBA’s Summer of Race

The league has had to confront racial issues after incidents involving the Clippers and Hawks.

Wizards announce training camp schedule

Wizards announce training camp schedule

The festivities at Verizon Center begin with Media Day on Sept. 29.

Wizards sign Xavier Silas to training camp contract, expect to add Damion James

Invitees will have the chance to compete for the final spot on the Wizards’ 15-man roster.

Was the FIBA World Cup tournament just a way for Coach Krzyzewski to recruit for Duke?

Was the FIBA World Cup tournament just a way for Coach Krzyzewski to recruit for Duke?

One NBA reporter says Coach K is the only beneficiary of the little-watched tournament.

‘Nobody would want to go’ to the Hawks, says Carmelo Anthony

‘Nobody would want to go’ to the Hawks, says Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks forward thinks the team’s episodes of racial insensitivity have made it anathema to potential free agents.

Ferry audio on Deng surfaces

Ferry audio on Deng surfaces

An Audio recording of Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s comments on Luol Deng (pictured) in June does not appear to support the defense that he was reading from a written document.

DeMarcus Cousins nearly throws a punch in U.S. win

DeMarcus Cousins nearly throws a punch in U.S. win

The U.S. cruised to a FIBA World Cup semifinal win over Lithuania, but it nearly got ugly.

Michael Wilbon says the Wizards could finish third in the East

Michael Wilbon says the Wizards could finish third in the East

PTI host says Washington is ‘right there’ after Cleveland and Chicago.

Local pro and college teams commemorate 13th anniversary of 9/11 with tweets

Local pro and college teams commemorate 13th anniversary of 9/11 with tweets

Nationals, Redskins and other local teams pay tribute on social media.

Paul George apologizes to domestic violence victims after tweeting about Ray Rice

Paul George apologizes to domestic violence victims after tweeting about Ray Rice

Pacers star says his “intent was not to downplay the situation.“

John Wall’s new signature shoe won’t lack for color

John Wall’s new signature shoe won’t lack for color

At least one version of the “J Wall 1” should fit right in with its Halloween release date.

Adam Silver: Danny Ferry shouldn’t be fired

Adam Silver: Danny Ferry shouldn’t be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t believe that Danny Ferry’s “inappropriate and unacceptable remarks” about Luol Deng should result in Ferry losing his job.

Hawks cancel meeting with Atlanta civil rights leaders

Hawks cancel meeting with Atlanta civil rights leaders

The team takes yet another self-inflicted public relations hit.

New Wizards court design adds more red, with a focus on the ‘dc’ logo

New Wizards court design adds more red, with a focus on the ‘dc’ logo

For the second time in four seasons, the Wizards are making over their court.

Serbia upsets Nenê and Brazil, 84-56, in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Serbia upsets Nenê and Brazil, 84-56, in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Nenê scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in 19 minutes

Barcelona star Gerard Pique and Shakira, with her new baby bump, attend the FIBA World Cup

Barcelona star Gerard Pique and Shakira, with her new baby bump, attend the FIBA World Cup

Americans may not be watching the international basketball tournament, but the rest of the world is.

The greatest Marvin Barnes stories ever told

The greatest Marvin Barnes stories ever told

1970s-era player squandered his immense talents on drugs, but he remains one of basketball’s most colorful characters.

Luol Deng responds to Danny Ferry comment

Luol Deng responds to Danny Ferry comment

Hawks GM Ferry’s use of an inflammatory comment about Deng triggered a chain of events that led to a change in the team’s ownership.

Gheorghe Muresan makes guest appearance as ‘Stat Boy’ on PTI

Gheorghe Muresan makes guest appearance as ‘Stat Boy’ on PTI

The former Bullets center does his best Tony Reali impression.

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