In this age of constant information and unparalleled hype of young people, we are often led to believe that every NBA team has something going for it.
The Washington Wizards are proof that such is not the case, and really, never has been.
But thats not what we were told. We were told that second-year point guard John Wall was going to be The Man to lead the Wizards to respectability.
We were told that big guys Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee were extra-long and ultra-athletic and ready to put it together.
And we were told Flip Saunders was the coach who could finally make it all happen.
The Wizards sold us on these ideas. The media chipped in. The fans blindly believed. Isnt that how it always works?
So when reality strikes in the form of the Wizards 1-9 start, everyone is up in arms. Especially when 1-9 is considerably better than the Wizards have actually performed.
Truth is, the Wizards seem to be little more than an extension of an AAU team.
The AAU is amateur basketba...