Latest from Mike Wise
  • Opinion

Mark Cuban had it right the first time. Sports should stop playing the anthem.

Games don’t need to include nationalism.
  • Feb 15, 2021
  • Opinion

John Thompson led Black America’s basketball team

“Big John” didn’t care if being woke made him broke. He refused to be a homogenized, palatable Black man to appease ill-intentioned White America.
  • Sep 1, 2020

After nearly 11 years as a Post columnist, once again with feeling

After 11 years as a sports columnist, the people and emotions linger more strongly than the stats and scores.
  • Dec 13, 2014

Marcin Gortat is the smiling soul of the Washington Wizards

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 could make it easier

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, sucked into Washington’s NFL morass

London Fletcher, long above the fray, becomes latest to get sucked into Washington’s NFL morass.
  • Dec 8, 2014

A jogger saved Mike Wise’s life. Six years later, the columnist got to repay him.

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

Kobe Bryant is still a main attraction, even in the twilight of his career in Los Angeles

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

Jay Gruden is steadfast and brutally honest. Can he coach Washington out of this mess?

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

Bruce Allen: Absentee leadership charting course to nowhere for Washington

Washington President and GM Bruce Allen’s absentee leadership charts course to nowhere.
  • Nov 27, 2014