The Wizards beat Portland on Monday night to go above .500 for the first time since early November of 2009.
Between then and now, by my count, 62 different players suited up for the Wizards. Each of them had a hand in this win.
Well, I guess most of them didn’t actually have a hand in this particular win. But they each can share in its joys.
In that spirit, let’s remember all 62 of these gents alphabetically, the most egalitarian of sorting mechanisms, unless your last name begins with S and you always had to wait in the back during every single elementary-school function. Must have been even worse for Nick Young. Sorry, Nick.
And honestly, some of these names may have just been made up by the coders at Basketball-Reference.com. I refuse to believe Edwin Ubiles ever played for the Wizards.
Anyhow, here they are:
Morris Almond, Gilbert Arenas, Trevor Ariza, Hilton Armstrong
Earl Barron, Bradley Beal, Mike Bibby, Andray Blatche, Trevor Booker, Earl Boykins, Caron Butler
Jason Collins, Brian Cook, Jordan Crawford
Alonzo Gee, Marcin Gortat
Al Harrington, Mike Harris, Brendan Haywood, Nene Hilario, Kirk Hinrich, Josh Howard, Lester Hudson
Cedric Jackson, Mike James, Antawn Jamison, Othyus Jeffers, Yi Jianlian
Rashard Lewis, Shaun Livingston
Shelvin Mack, Cartier Martin, Roger Mason, Eric Maynor, JaVale McGee, Dominic McGuire, Mike Miller
Fabricio Oberto, Emeka Okafor, Larry Owens
Jannero Pargo, Otto Porter, A.J. Price
Glen Rice Jr., Quinton Ross
Kevin Seraphin, Mustafa Shakur, Chris Singleton, James Singleton, DeShawn Stevenson
Garrett Temple, Al Thornton, Ronny Turiaf
John Wall, Martell Webster