Found November 01, 2011 on Washington Post:
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 to come out of retirement during the 2001 NBA All-Star Game in Washington. Read full article >>

Should the Wizards use amnesty clause on Rashard Lewis?

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...

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 >>

Wale Q&A: “I’m always rooting for my Wizards”

Flip Saunders has reached the conference finals four times but he probably hasn’t ever had his name dropped in a hip-hop song. That was before he arrived in Washington, where rapper Wale constantly tries to represent for his hometown and frequently uses sports metaphors in his songs. “I wouldn’t say that it’s planned,” he explained, recently. “It’s not premeditated...

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…

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...

The Science of JaVale

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...
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