Found November 15, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
I see Wizards center Marcin Gortat has been donating to the Hakeem Olajuwon big man academy. Olajuwon of course would spend the NBA’s off-season helping the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and others refine their post games. Gortat tried out his version of the Dream Shake on Tim Duncan the other night, and he failed miserably, almost hurting himself. H/T Fansided   I believe this is the move he was trying to do on Duncan.  Olajuwon terrorized David Robinson with it during Game 2 of the 1995 Western Conference Finals against the Spurs.  

Marcin Gortat tried to do the Dream Shake and failed (GIF)

Recently-acquired Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was trying to show off his low-post moves during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he failed miserably. Gortat was being guarded by Tim Duncan and was backing down the Spurs forward. He spun baseline, then tried to do the Dream Shake and ball fake with his […]

DMV: Marcin Gortat’s Dream Shake

Gortat is solid, but his Hakeem impersonation is the worst. [Bog] John Wall is taking some fire for the Wizards’ poor start. [J. Reid] Speculation that the Skins could pursue Baylor HC Art Briles. [PFT] Another fake Redskins radio broadcast from 106.7’s Rouhier. [Bog] Boras: Strasburg had a sore forearm for much of 2013. [Nats Journal] Chris Davis finished 3rd behind Miggy and...

Bizarre Foods America: Wizards Get Stuffed in San Antonio

On this episode of Bizarre Foods: America, the Washington Wizards traveled to The Lone Star State for a smorgasbord featuring menu items from points around the globe. After forcing down quick, microwaved meals in the cities of Oklahoma City and Dallas, four-ring chef Gregg Popovich promised a slower-cooked, yet meticulously prepared array of items for […]The post Bizarre Foods...

Wizards vs. Cavs game preview: The Chronicles of Kyrie & John

Cleveland (3-7) at Washington (2-6) November 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Projected starting lineups: Washington Wizards C- Marcin Gortat, PF- Nene, SF- Martell Webster, SG- Bradley Beal, PG- John Wall Cleveland Cavaliers C – Anderson Varejao, PF- Tristan Thompson, SF- Earl Clark, SG- C.J. […]The post Wizards vs...

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza could miss Saturday’s game

In very familiar territory, the Washington Wizards are facing a lineup change as forward Trevor Ariza has once again gone down with a leg injury. Ariza had just taken back his starting job from Martell Webster when he strained his right hamstring in Monday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, an MRI on Thursday revealed that the injury...

Wizards’ John Wall leaves game with Eye Injury

The Washington Wizards have had a rough start to the season, to say the least. Point guard John Wall has battled a number of injuries so far in this short season. He has already dealt with a hip injury, back spams, and last night was poked in the eye during the third quarter against the San Antonio Spurs. Al Harrington of the Spurs helped John Wall up after backup Jeff Ayers came...

Marcin Gortat on playing Spurs: 'It was like listening to Mozart'

The Indiana Pacers (8-0) remain the NBA’s only unbeaten team, but the San Antonio Spurs are quietly right behind them at 8-1 — clearly not feeling the effects of Father Time. Why? Because Gregg Popovich is an evil genius, of course! Okay, not really, but he’s managing minutes in expert fashion, relying heavily on his strong bench units while Tim Duncan continues to struggle...

Nene says young Wizards need to get their heads out of their butts

The Washington Wizards fell to 2-6 on the season after dropping a game in San Antonio 92-79 on Wednesday night. Nene was especially frustrated after the loss, not just because his Wizards were blown out in the fourth quarter, but because of the difference he saw between the teams’ approaches. The veteran big man doesn’t […]

Nene, Wizards teammates hash things out

Before he could get the Washington Wizards prepared for Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Coach Randy Wittman felt the need to defuse a potential landmine within his locker room. Following Wednesday’s 92-79 loss in San Antonio, Nene called out “young guys” on the team, asking them to take “their heads out their butts” and focus more on playing as...

Marcin Gortat thinks the Spurs are Mozart

The San Antonio Spurs are a team that possesses all kinds of traits.  They have been characterized as a team that is boring to watch.  Others that have followed the Spurs since their existance knows that their style of basketball still mirrors how they started off their luxurious organization. While watching Spurs games on the television, those that can't catch the games...

Trevor Ariza Injury: Wizard SF Sidelined With Strained Hamstring

Trevor Ariza will be receiving an MRI on a strained hamstring Thursday according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. In which he suffered in the second quarter in the loss, 92-79 against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday Night. In 17 minutes of play, Trevor Ariza scored three points, adding three rebounds, two steals, and two assists. The injury occurred when Ariza drove to the...

3-on-3 Roundtable: Nene scolds young players; road trip withdrawal; Martell’s back

[ The 3-on-3 Roundtable is a weekly segment on Hoop District where three of our highly insightful staff writers answer three questions regarding the current state of the Washington Wizards. ] In this week’s edition: Zain, Joe, and Shaun will share their thoughts on the melodrama surrounding Nene after he publicly called out the “young […]The post 3-on-3 Roundtable: Nene scolds...

Former Spur Temple still following 'the spurs way' from afar

AT&T CENTER – Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple returned to San Antonio Wednesday as the Spurs defeated the Wizards 92-79. Temple spent 19 games in the 2009-10 season with the Spurs and just three games in the 2010-11 season, but in his short stint as a Spur, he learned some valuable lessons that he’s carried with him all the way to today. Before the Spurs and Wizards...

Game recap – Wizards at Spurs: Toppled in Texas

Spurs 92 Wizards 79 November 13, 2013 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX boxscore/highlights Father 15, Son 0. That’s 15 straight victories for the Spurs over the Wizards. As soon as the ball was tipped in the first quarter the Spurs just outclassed the Wizards, jumping to a 14-3 lead. The Spurs shredded the Wizards […]The post Game recap – Wizards at Spurs: Toppled in...

Cavaliers-Wizards Preview

After a trio of losses to a few of the best teams in the Western Conference, a matchup against another struggling Eastern squad may be just what the Washington Wizards need. A game against the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, however, could pose a much tougher task with Andrew Bynum returning. The Wizards return home following a winless western swing to meet the Cavaliers on Saturday...
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