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Everyone loves a laughing stock.
The Washington Wizards are, once again, in the throes of an embarrassing start to their NBA season. Now accustomed to poking fun at the team, commentators, fans, and casual observers have launched their annual deriding, devoting full TV segments, creating websites, and sounding off on radio about the team’s misfortune.
It’s nothing new. The Los Angeles Clippers spent arguably more time than any other sports franchise as the NBA’s laughing stock. The Charlotte Bobcats set the new league record for futility, notching a paltry seven wins in a 66-game shortened season.
No one takes a bad team seriously. They become an easy target for the entire world.
But what about the players?
After last week’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats dropped the Wizards to 0-11 on the season, rookie Bradley Beal shared his feelings on the team’s unthinkable start.
“We just lost. Everybody hates losing. You just see the guys’ faces; it’s like depression. We haven’t won ...
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey called into Slate’s ‘Hang Up and Listen‘ sports podcast Monday where he brought us up to speed on the current situation between the organization and 16th overall draft pick, Royce White, who is struggling with anxiety disorder and is yet to play this season.
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What influenced you first to pick Royce, basketball and non-basketball...
The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 straight losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in an 84-82 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Washington survived a scoreless 6:47 in the fourth when Crawford hit on a 3-pointer with 2:06 to play, and the Wizards finally took the 84-82 lead on Emeka Okafor's two...
Washington is always the punch line of the nation’s jokes and the Washington Wizards are no exception. The Wizards were on their way to the worst start in NBA history, until they finally got a win last night against the Portland Trailblazers.
After giving up a 15 point lead to be down one point with a couple of minutes left in the game, the Wizards got their first win beating...
After their worst start in history, the Washington Wizards
became a national punch line. On TNT, Charles Barkley compared them
with the Washington Generals, and a local newspaper had photos of
fans wearing paper bags over their heads at Monday's 26-point loss
to San Antonio.
I managed to catch Randy Wittman's post game press conference following the Washington Wizards first win of the season, which came against the Portland Trailblazers. He answered questions about the team team's struggles this season and the feeling in the locker room.
Could the first win for the Washington Wizards have only been because the opposing starting point guard was freaked out in their city? Portland Trailblazer rookie Damian Lillard apparently has a slight phobia towards statues. Maybe it was the extra nerves (Lillard went 6-21) that allowed the Wiz to pick up their first win Wednesday night 84-82 over Lillard's Blazers. The first...
Just when the Charlotte Bobcats thought it was safe to claim the NBA's worst record ever, the Washington Wizards rise up, and attempt to lay claim to the thrown. Here is the latest update for the NBA's worst teams, NBAwful 2012-13, Vol. II.Washington Wizards: Breaking news!! The Wizards won a game! The Wizards beat the Trailblazers Wednesday night to break into the win column...
Fashlete David Beckham was spotted kicking it courtside at the Lakers Vs. Indiana Pacers game Tuesday night at the Staples Center, and A injured John wall shared a photo on Instagram of himself after his Washington Wizards got their first victory of the season yesterday. Whose look are you feeling??
Beckham left the sharp suit at home and opted for a casual look rocking his...
Portland continues East Coast slide
The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards
When: 7:00 ET, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where: Verizon Center (Washington D.C.)
Officials: Derrick Stafford, David Guthrie, James Williams
Wizards win! On their 13th try, the 2012/13 Washington Wizards finally won a game of basketball. They did so at home against the Portland Trail Blazers, who shot 34.9% from the floor in the 84-82 upset. Washington nearly blew it by failing to score as the Blazers rattled of 16 straight, but they were able to hang on thanks to a timely three from Jordan Crawford (the only Wizard...
After enduring the worst start in team history, the Washington Wizards finally got in the win column their last time out.
Another victory could be hard to come by with a visit to Madison Square Garden in store.
The Wizards try to build on their latest result Friday night against the New York Knicks, who look to stay unbeaten at home and continue their recent domination in the series...
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have quietly been shopping for a 'bus driver' at point guard since the departure of Delonte West, and the finger injury sustained by Darren Collison has turned "quiet'' into "done'': Dallas is in the process of signing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher, age 38.
"I think he can really help our situation with...