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Bullets Crowned NBA Champs
Wes Unseld and the Washington Bullets ended years of frustration for the city by bringing home the NBA championship in 1978. The previous title for a Washington team had been 1942, when the Redskins won the title. Unseld buried two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to clinch a 105-99 victory over the Seattle Supersonics in Game 7 of the NBA finals, and was named the series' MVP. At right, Larry Wright and Elvin Hayes celebrate.
Bullets' Fab Day Nets Howard, Webber
November 18, 1994 may go down as one of the greatest days in the annals of Bullets history, for on that day, they finalized a pair of blockbuster moves by trading forward Tom Gugliotta and three first-round picks to the Golden State Warriors for Chris Webber, and signing his University of Michigan teammate and first-round draft pick Juwan Howard to a contract.
For Bullets, 'Wizards' Casts Magic Spell
After being called the Washington Bullets for over three decades, owner Abe Pollin announce in February 1996 that the team will be renamed the Washington Wizards when it moves into it's the new MCI Arena for the 1997-98 season. While not overwhelmed by the name, Post columnist Michael Wilbon wrote that there could be worse names.
The Howard Saga: How it All Happened
On July 13, 1996, Washington Bullets All-Star forward Juwan Howard signed a contract with the Miami Heat for more than $100 million. On August 6, 1996, Howard re-signed with the Bullets after the NBA voided his contract with Miami. The Washington Post offers a detailed look at the long ordeal faced by the Bullets, their fans and Washington.
From 1986 to 1996, the Bullets are 3-7 in season openers. Read Post articles about each season opener.
Which NBA drafts have been good ones and which ones have been busts over the last decade? Read the articles and decide.
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Get some all-time Bullets records and find out how they've fared in the playoffs over their history.
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