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Kobe Bryant Wanted to Join Wizards with Michael Jordan

Keith Allison – Flickr Before John Wall and Gilbert Arenas made it cool to play for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan wore a Wizards uniform. Jordan came out of his second retirement to play two seasons for the then-lovable losers Washington Wizards. In a move that also made him Director of Player Operations for the team, Jordan had a lot of influence on the game, and...
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John Wall does between the legs pass to Marcin Gortat against Nuggets

The Washington Wizards have become a threat to the East. The main reason is John Wall, the newly-minted starting point guard for the Eastern Conference all-star team. And Wall is an all-star because of plays like this: Wall just finds ways to make the play. And what a sick pass that was. If Wall keeps playing on that level, the Wizards might finally break through to the top of...
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Wizards-Lakers Preview

While Kobe Bryant may have starred for the last time in front of the home fans this season, John Wall has shined when facing the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Having regained his shooting touch, the Wizards guard will try to lead Washington to back-to-back wins on a four-game road swing Tuesday night against a Lakers team looking to avoid its longest skid in nearly 21 years...
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John Wall Comes Through in Clutch with All-Around Performance

Lost in Sunday’s blundering finish in Denver, was the fact that Washington Wizards point guard John Wall had a masterful offensive game. The NBA leader in assists registered 16 dimes and scored 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field. The Eastern Conference starting point guard for the All-Star Game consistently put the Denver Nuggets‘ defense on their heels. He broke out...
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Ty Lawson returns for Nuggets, misses key shot in loss to Wizards

  Ty Lawson picked apart the Washington Wizards most of the night. With the game on the line, the Denver guard came up short. Lawson scored 31 point and dished out 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets lineup but missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds of overtime in a 117-115 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. ''I think he thought the time was running out and he shot...
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Nuggets drop wild game in overtime

Denver, CO – John Wall had 19 points and 16 assists as the visiting Washington Wizards outlasted the reeling Denver Nuggets in overtime 117-115 Sunday night. The Nuggets looked much better Sunday than they did in their loss to Boston earlier in the weekend, though Washington, playing their second game in 24 hours, matched Denver’s energy throughout the evening. Still, the Nuggets...
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Washington 117, Denver 115 (OT); 25 January 2015 (Washington 30-15, Denver 18-26)

Photo Credit: Washington Wizards After Saturday night’s loss in Portland, the Wizards headed just a bit east to take on a Nuggets team that loves to press its home-court advantage. Nuggets have lost five (5) straight. Denver isn’t a great team this year. They thrive on sheer effort, grit & mile-high elevation to attempt to overwhelm visiting teams. On Sunday night, Washington...
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Wall leads Wizards over Nuggets in OT, 117-115

DENVER (AP) John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night. Kris Humphries had a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Washington stop a two-game skid. Ty Lawson had 31 points and 12 assists in his return to the Nuggets' lineup. Lawson missed a tying jumper in the waning seconds...
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Watch: Wizards Survive Wild Finish in Denver

John Wall made a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give the Washington Wizards a 117-112 lead over the Denver Nuggets. All the Wizards needed to do were play tough defense, not foul, and leave Denver victors. But somehow they missed that memo and nearly gave away another game. Washington started off the sequence well, forcing a missed jumper from Darrell Arthur. Unfortunately...
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John Wall Hits Bounce Pass Through His Legs for Assist

John Wall making a highlight play is the norm now. He simply is so athletic, and his handles are one of the best in the league. So much so, he can make a bounce pass through his own legs look very easy. Wall came off a screen from teammate Marcin Gortat and before Denver center Jusuf Nurkic could react to Wall, the Wizards point guard fed the peeling Gortat with the pretty bounce...
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Wizards-Nuggets Preview

John Wall broke out of a brief shooting slump but couldn't keep the Washington Wizards from being plagued by another poor second half. The Denver Nuggets remain stuck in their own offensive rut. Both teams will try to avoid matching their longest losing streaks this season Sunday night in Denver. The Wizards (29-15) lost 103-96 to Portland on Saturday, opening a four-game Western...
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Portland 103, Washington 96; 24 January 2015 (Washington 29-15, Portland 32-13)

Photo Credit: wpxnews.com The Wizards started their four-game western swing Saturday night at Portland. The Blazers are in the midst of a great season, led by forward LaMarcus Aldridge & point guard Damon Lillard. They provided their usual performance. That combination turned out to be too much for Washington to bear. John Wall scored 25, but Portland’s star duo combined...
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John Wall Drives, Hits Off-Balance Shot to Beat Buzzer

Bleacher Report With the seconds ticking down towards the end of the first quarter, the Washington Wizards leaned on their All-Star point guard John Wall. Randy Wittman brought Wall back into the game with bout four seconds remaining. He inbounds the ball and got it back from a hand off from Andre Miller. Wall drove to the baseline with the aging Steve Blake guarding him. Just as...
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Wizards Top Plays of the Week (1/16 – 1/22): John Wall EVERYTHING

Every Friday at Hoop District, we like to refresh our readers with a little basketball allure by presenting a top 5 list of the best Wizards action from the week. Be it a John Wall slash to the rim, a clutch jumper by The Truth, #OttoGlasses, or The Machine and Nene dominating the paint, our […] The post Wizards Top Plays of the Week (1/16 – 1/22): John Wall EVERYTHING appeared...
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adidas Unveils J Wall 1 NYC All-Star Edition

adidas unveiled the J Wall 1 NYC All-Star edition for Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to wear during his second consecutive NBA All-Star Game appearance and first-ever starting nod. The versatile point guard’s impressive play, improved defense and league leading 10 assists per game have led Washington to the Eastern Conference’s second best record. Designed in tandem...
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Adidas honors John Wall’s ASG selection with J Wall 1s NYC Edition (Photos)

John Wall has come a long way and had a long journey, but it’s his world right now. The Wizards’ point guard was named as a starter for the All-Star Game for the first time Thursday, his second All-Star appearance, he’s being mentioned as an MVP candidate, and Thursday night, Adidas revealed its newest edition of his J Wall 1’s to honor his trip to New York next month. ...
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John Wall’s All-Star Game Sneakers Revealed

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was voted in as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. It will be his first start in the All-Star Game and his second selection for the game. Following the announcement of his selection, Adidas revealed the shoes in which Wall will be wearing for the game that will be played Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in...
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John Wall, Anthony Davis named All-Star Game starters

Former Kentucky stars John Wall and Anthony Davis have both been named starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Wall, point guard of the Washington Wizards, will start for the East. Davis, power forward/center for the New Orleans Pelicans, will … Continue reading →
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3 days ago

Eastern Conference NBA All-Star Starters Named

The Eastern conference All Star starters were named with some new and familiar faces. TNT announced the Eastern conference All Star starters tonight – John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. The 5 starters were voted inf by fans...
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adidas J Wall 1 ‘DC Blue’

Everything is coming up Milhouse for Washington Wizards guard John Wall this season. His team is winning, he’s leading all eastern conference guards in voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star game and he also has his first shoe. In the latest colorway of his signature model, the adidas J Wall 1 ‘DC Blue’ serves as a perfect match to the Wizards’ navy uniforms. Look for these to...
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Oklahoma City 105, Washington 103 (OT); 21 January 2015 (Washington 29-14, Oklahoma City 22-20)

Photo Credit: vavel.com Life is filled with contrasts. On Monday, the Wizards hosted a 76ers team that is in the midst of a fallow period. On Wednesday night, Washington hosted a Thunder team that is getting healthy and showing that they are a playoff contender yet again. On Tuesday night in Miami, Oklahoma City got a win against a pesky Heat bunch, and meet the Wizards on the back...
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WATCH: Washington’s John Wall Beats the Clock Against OKC

In Wednesday night’s nationally-televised game against Oklahoma City, Washington’s John Wall got the ball just before the end of the first quarter:     Close the quarter like an All Star #WallStar @JohnWall for 3!! #WashingtonWizards #Wizkids A video posted by Fashion Designer/Stylist/CEO (@g5louboutin) on Jan 21, 2015 at 5:43pm PST Washington led 31-26 after Wall...
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Wale, Kanye West to design new uniforms for Wizards?

Wale Instagram The Washington Wizards announced in November that D.C.-based rapper Wale would be the team’s creative liaison. “I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” said Wale. “As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our...
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Music in Sports Roundup: Colin Kaepernick 'Don't Get Tired'

Each week, STACK brings you the latest news blending the worlds of music and sports. Last week, the Washington Wizards had a "whistling champion" perform the national anthem, John Wall
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The 2014-15 Washington Wizards – Halfway to Where?

Photo Credit: abovetherim.com.au After Saturday night’s win at Brooklyn, the Wizards were 28-13, second place in the Eastern Conference, five games behind the leader Atlanta. All in all, the team is doing pretty well. What does the second half portend? As usual, I went out to Basketball-Reference.com to look at some stats. I freely admit I cherry-picked some stats that interested...
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