The Washington Post

Mike Wise

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


After 11 years as a sports columnist, the people and emotions linger more strongly than the stats and scores.

  • Dec 13, 2014

In little more than a year with Washington, Marcin Gortat has formed relationships that go much deeper than merely on the floor.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Rooting for Washington’s NFL team has become tiresome; one move by ownership could make it easier

  • Dec 10, 2014

London Fletcher, long above the fray, becomes latest to get sucked into Washington’s NFL morass.

  • Dec 8, 2014

On a cold January night, this Post staffer fell into the frozen-over C&O Canal. As he screamed for help, a jogger pulled him out.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Bryant, 36 and in the twilight of his career, finds himself in the role of veteran mentor while still trying to be the Mamba.

  • Dec 4, 2014

The coach’s willingness to be harsh, even on himself, is a start. But there’s so much more to overcome here.

  • Dec 1, 2014

Washington President and GM Bruce Allen’s absentee leadership charts course to nowhere.

  • Nov 27, 2014

It’s hard for an athlete as popular as Robert Griffin III to wreck his reputation. It’s harder to repair it.

  • Nov 22, 2014

After yesterday’s position paper on the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a defense of the hardwood.

  • Apr 17, 2014
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Mike Wise came to The Post in 2004 from The New York Times, where he primarily covered the NBA for 10 years. Born in Napa, Calif., he grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Fresno State University. His in-depth portraits of the NBA’ s Gilbert Arenas and former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear won the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Best Feature Award in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Mike was also cited by the APSE as one of America’s top five columnists in 2007 and 2010. He lives in the District with his wife, Christina, their son, Oliver, and, yes, Looly the dog. He also played college basketball very badly for Hawaii Pacific.
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