Found November 14, 2012 on
After last night’s loss to the deplorable Charlotte Bobcats, many fans of the Washington Wizards find themselves at a loss (most notably our own DJ Saam). The frustration is kicking in. Before long, the Phone Booth is going to be more of a ghost town than it already is.
But Wizards fans: Just remember, it could always be worse.
Let’s go back to March 30, 2007. The Wizards had a three-point lead with 3.8 seconds to play. The Raptors had no timeouts and were forced to inbound from their own end. A court-wide pass was lobbed and subsequently intercepted by then-Wizard Michael Ruffin.
And then this happened...
The Raptors went on to defeat the Wizards in overtime by a score of 123-118.
It’s hard to forget the Eddie Jordan reaction. He didn’t yell at Ruffin, didn’t even confront him about it. At that point, all he could do was smirk and shake his head.
Unfortunately, five-and-a-half years later, that feeling during the Toronto game is how many fans are feeling only six games into the season.
At a 0-6 record, the only thing that could disappoint the fans even more this season so far would be for the team to have another Michael Ruffin moment; a moment so inexplicable that the Randy Wittman reaction would be transformed into one of the most memorable .gifs of all time.
So, as the Wizards head to Dallas tonight with a 0-6 record and probably will finish out the night at 0-7, just remember.
It could always be worse.
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Now that our beloved Washington Wizards have started 0-7 my frustrations, along with every other Wizards fan, are getting close to the tipping point. Randy Wittman can’t seem to put a solid and consistent rotation on the floor on a nightly basis, so I’m going to lay one out for him that would be much more beneficial to this team and to us die-hards who have been pulling our hair...
Wednesday Wizards Report Image courtesy @KevinHineWoA with Wiz of Awes _________________________________________ Wizards Need Changes….NOW! After last night’s blowout at the hands of the Bobcats (one of the worst statements a NBA fan can mutter), I can’t tell if this is 2011 or 2012. Last year the Washington Wizards started out 0-8 and with upcoming games against the...
Earlier today we tweeted a John Wall GIF that summed up these winless, feckless Wizards rather nicely, but this one from the halftime show of last night’s loss to the Bobcats (via @HouseFromDC) really takes the cake.
Your 2012-13 Washington Wizards, like a karate stick to the nuts.
The winless Washington Wizards have waived Jannero Pargo and signed free-agent guard Shaun Livingston, bringing back a player they hope can help fill the void until John Wall returns from injury.
Pargo appeared in all seven of Washington's games during its 0-7 start, averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.6 minutes.
The 6-foot-7 Livingston was waived by the Houston Rockets...
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The Washington Wizards played the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night in a game that made all 6 viewers at home say “can’t we just contract one of these teams and combine the rosters?” The game was so unappealing that even the referees appeared to tune out at one point. The Set-Up: with just over three minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Jan...
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I have got to give this one to Cartier Martin. Jordan Crawford played great, especially filling in for the injured A.J.Price at point guard but Cartier almost single-handedly got the Wizards their first win. He sat on the bench the entire game until...
This past Tuesday the woeful Washington Wizards lost at home to the Charlotte Bobcats 92-76, and as poor as the outcome was on the game side of things, it paled in comparison to the halftime entertainment, which featured some high quality martial arts demonstrations, including one guy breaking a bamboo stick with his all-powerful crotch.
Little known fact—this is how...
“Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t” – Jay Z
Jay was not lying (pun intended).
0-6. Ladies and gentlemen, that right there is the record for your Washington Wizards.
You can’t make this up.
Time and time again, I come up with excuses on why Wizards fans need more patience. But it’s very hard when I’m trying to explain it year in and year out. Excuses have ranged...
It seems the endless tweets, posts and wishes of increased stability at the point guard position finally funneled into the Wizards front office.
Free agent Shaun Livingston can now put a halt to the unemployment checks and begin his hunt for real estate in the DC metro area as the Washington Wizards have announced their acquisition of the oft-traveling veteran.
It’s fair to...
According to the Washington Wizards official website, the team has waived backup PG Jannero Pargo and signed free agent Shaun Livingston: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Shaun Livingston. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are obviously familiar with what Shaun brings...
When looking at the NBA standings, that glaring donut in the Wizards’ win column will certainly draw a bit of unwanted déjà vu. The Wizards, just one season removed from an atrocious 0-8 start in 2011, find themselves spiraling down a similar funnel of misfortune but somehow seem to be avoiding the panic button.
How so? Well, in contrast to last season, the Wizards of present...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington Wizards are a mess without injured stars Nene and John Wall. They were at their ugliest Tuesday night in a woeful 92-76 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. The numbers told the whole story for Washington: 29.8 percent shooting from the field (25-for-84); 16.1 percent shooting from 3-point range (5-for- 31); 17 turnovers; outscored 46-24 in the paint...