Found November 01, 2011 on NBC Washington:
The show Sport Science uses technology to break down the, well, science of how athletes achieve amazing feats in their respective sports. A recent filming focused on the Wizards high flying center JaVale McGee in a yet-to-be-aired dunking episode. We spoke with John Brenkus, host and creator of Sport Science, about JaVale’s visit to the lab. “JaVale’s performance last year in the dunk contest was, to me, astounding,” said Brenkus. “In particular the double dunk. The double dunk is something that I feel very few people in the world can actually do. It’s one of the few dunks I’ve ever seen where I really question if anybody else in that dunk competition could have actually done that dunk.” So they invited JaVale to the Sport Science lab to break down the science of the double dunk. They also had him do something that Brenkus says no one has ever done before. “It’s a secret dunk that I think the audience is going to love,” Brenkus teased. “I can’t tell you any more about it, but

JaVale McGee may become citizen of, play for Philippines

Last summer, while NBA big men were dropping like flies, Wizards center JaVale McGee came close to being part of the Team USA squad that won gold at the FIBA World Championships. But he didn’t make the cut, Tyson Chandler did. However, if McGee were on the Philippines national team, he would be the best…

Video: PEAK Lockout Diaries – JaVale McGee

With the lockout still in full effect, it’s interesting to see what players are doing with their time. JaVale McGee looks like he is continuing to train as if the season were to start tomorrow, and for the young Wizards squad, this is a promising sign. McGee seems motivated and determined to continue to improve on his game, and if he can fine tune his game to match his superior...

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The moment the NBA and its players’ union made the amnesty clause a possible option for the next collective bargaining agreement, Rashard Lewis became the most likely candidate for the Wizards to waive. Under the amnesty clause, teams would be allowed to waive any player, with pay, and have his salary exempt from the salary cap and the luxury tax. Lewis will be the second-highest...

Wizards’ Othyus Jeffers recovering from torn ACL

Othyus Jeffers couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the offseason, when the Wizards picked up his $1.06 million qualifying offer in late June to make him a restricted free agent whenever the next collective bargaining agreement was ratified. The significance of having an NBA team declare first right of refusal wasn’t lost on Jeffers, who had to scrap and claw his way...

Nick & JaVale Become Rappers

Nick Young & JaVale McGee seemed to be having a little too much fun during the NBA lockout! While enjoying themselves some Benihanas with friends, the Washington Wizards duo bust out into an impromptu freestyle session for the other dinners in attendance. These guys have “some” skills when it comes to rapping, but definitely show more promise on the hardwood. Once the...

Verizon Center recognizing Bullets, not Wizards, for now

Take a stroll along 7th and F streets and it’s impossible to miss the huge sign along the side of Verizon Center that reads, “The Wall Is Returning.” But NBA fans would surely be disappointed as they move closer because “The Wall” has nothing to do with the Wizards electrifying but locked-out point guard John Wall. Read full article >>

Five Wizards storylines that will have to be delayed

As you already know by now, the Wizards were supposed to host the New Jersey Nets in their season opener today at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center. But the NBA labor dispute has wiped out the first month, and no meetings have been scheduled since the last breakdown in negotiations, suggesting that it could be awhile before games are actually played. Read full article >>

Michael Jordan Was Talked Into Last Comeback by Wolf Blitzer, CNN Host Jokes

You know that two-season comeback Michael Jordan embarked on with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03, the one that ruined the perfect final image of His Airness' career being his jumper over Bryon Russell in the 1998 NBA Finals? It turns out that was all Wolf Blitzer's fault. Blitzer, host of The Situation Room on CNN, likes to claim he had a role in talking Jordan into...

Developing pro game is Jeffers' goal

Like every other player, Washington Wizards forward Othyus Jeffers has been finding ways to stay busy during the NBA lockout. He is rehabbing from an ACL injury suffered July 17 during a workout, while navigating those dreaded orange cones. He's also been traveling, spending time with his family in Chicago, ...

Wolf Blitzer Claims He Convinced Michael Jordan to Play for the Wizards

In a fun Q&A with the WaPo about the Washington Wizards, the NBA and DC sports, Wolf Blitzer tells the story of how he supposedly convinced MJ to un-retire for the second time: “You might not realize it, but the man responsible for convincing Michael Jordan to trade in his executive suit for a Wizards jersey is none other than . . . Wolf Blitzer. Okay, maybe that’s...

Wolf Blitzer Q&A: ‘You need a winner’

You might not realize it, but the man responsible for convincing Michael Jordan to trade in his executive suit for a Wizards jersey is none other than . . . Wolf Blitzer. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But if you ask Blitzer, the host of CNN’s “Situation Room,” about when he became a Wizards season ticket holder, he might share the story of how he convinced Jordan...

JaVale Rumored To Become Citizen of Philippines

JaVale has spent a lot of time in the Philippines lately, and the people in Manila have fallen in love with him and his planking, flying Buddha-ing ways. If this story in the Philippine Star is to be believed, it looks like JaVale may become a citizen in order to play ball there. If everything falls into place, Smart Gilas Pilipinas will have the Washington Wizards’ seven-foot...
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