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Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the player he is analyzing, as an example of adjusting...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014-15?

“With the third pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards select Otto Porter Jr. from Georgetown University.” That was about as much excitement that came with the name Otto Porter Jr. in the NBA last season. Porter, the 2013 Big East Player of the Year and first team All-American, had an extremely disappointing […] Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Advanced Metrics, Ugly John Wall Truth

I’m not a stats geek, but I can appreciate some of the advanced metrics in the NBA. There’s an inherent need in all of us to quantify what an individual contributes to the team and those metrics do a lot to help us out. Sometimes the metrics pump out an ugly truth we don’t want […] Washington Wizards: Advanced Metrics, Ugly John Wall Truth - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new (awesome) alternate uniforms

Ted Leonsis’s Summer Loving Tour has been nearly utopian in the opinion of most. One thing that factored in to it was when he delivered a hit with the first alternate uniform for his Washington Wizards since 2006. Make no mistake about it, the announcement of a new uniform is a big deal, there are […] The post The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new ...
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Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and David Adkins, hired later in the summer to serve as the Wizards’ player development...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2K Sports release latest NBA 2K15 trailer

2K Sports released it’s latest NBA 2K15 trailer, which hits stores on October 7. In the trailer there is a preview of LeBron James back in No. 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers along with the normal popular teams and players like Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Wizards are even in it. That’s right the Wizards’ John Wall is featured, dunking on a fastbreak. 2K even...
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Wizards’ Marcin Gortat and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and a Nice Set of Wheels

Photo Credit: deadspin.com A couple of days ago, Ben Standig of the Washington Post reported an interesting off-season occurrence involving the Wizards’ Marcin Gortat. The Washington center was in his home country of Poland recently for a deceased Polish athlete. Kamila Skolimowska was an Olympic champion hammer thrower (2000). She passed away in Portugal in 2009, moments before...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Marcin Gortat uses cement mixer for his Ice Bucket Challenge

As we continue our ongoing coverage of NBA players/coaches doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest man to take on the challenge in Washington Wizards big man, Marcin Gortat. After being challenge by professional soccer player Robert Lewandowski and a host of others, Gortat took on the challenge with a rather unique twist. Instead of getting just one bucket of water dumped on himself...
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Marcin Gortat meets Usain Bolt in Instagram photo

Recently, Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has become an NBA player that you need to follow on social networking sites. Today, Gortat is back home in Poland and got the chance to meet noted Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. Check out Gortat and Bolt posing for an Instagram photo with the below classic caption: My game is getting bigger and bigger people !!!:) here getting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall learns Little Apple dance moves during China tour

In case you didn’t know already, Washington Wizards guard John Wall is currently touring in Asia with Adidas and during his time in China, he got to learn some sweet new dance moves. Wall was taught a dance move from the Chopsticks Brothers music video called “Little Apple” and in the below Instagram video, check out John doing his best to dance it out: Nice dance moves, John...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Drew Gooden won't play for Finland at FIBA World Cup

Washington Wizards big man Drew Gooden, whose mother is Finnish, planned to play for Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. His application for dual citizenship, however, won't be cleared in time to do so, according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo. Finland's submitted 12-man roster did not include Gooden, according to a Finnish report. He begun the paperwork process...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene compares Anthony Davis to Dhalsim from Street Fighter

Washington Wizards forward Nene plays against New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis twice a year. So you would think that Nene would know how to play against Davis right? Well Davis and his US teammates faced Brazil’s National Team last Saturday and Nene watched Davis show why he is one of the premier young players in the league. After the game, Nene spoke to the media and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15

The Washington Wizards won 44 games last season, their highest win total since the 2004-05 season. With another year of experience under the belt for a dynamic backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal plus a slew of veterans including a future Hall of Fame addition in Paul Pierce, many think the Wizards will improve […] Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15 - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Wizards’ John Wall shows off tattoo

It is well known that John Wall is sponsored by Adidas. In an attempt to do some advertising, Wall was able to show off his tattoo. Wall has a tattoo across his back shoulders that reads “Great Wall.” Adidas and Wall found a way to take advantage of this pretty unique tattoo. The company snapped a photo of the Washington Wizards point guard with his shirt off, an Adidas basketball...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall shows off 'Great Wall' tattoo while sitting on Great Wall of China

John Wall is currently touring China to promote his new Adidas shoe line, which is scheduled to be released in October. One of the many rare opportunities Wall has been presented with while overseas is the chance to show off his tattoo while sitting atop the structure that inspired it. As you can see from the photo above that he posted on Instagram, Wall put his "Great Wall...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Paul Pierce The Rodney Dangerfield Of The NBA?

Ask around to your group of friends and family who their favorite stand up comedian is and you will not receive one Rodney Dangerfield answer.  Ask around to your group of friends who their favorite NBA player of this generation is and you will not receive one Paul Pierce answer.  Yet both of these men were elite in their profession.  How could this be?Rodney started his career...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wizards’ forward, Kris Humphries, seen still rocking Celtics gear

http://sports-kings.com/dcsportskings/nba/new-wizards-forward-kris-humphries-seen-still-rocking-celtics-gear.html Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t forget: Paul Pierce is a Wizard, and it’s going to be great!

As we loaf around through some of the quieter times in the NBA offseason — you know, the stretch between the end of the free agency frenzy and the beginning of training camp –- it’s typical for one to resort to other interests with an objective to chip away at the time leading into late-September. […] The post Don’t forget: Paul Pierce is a Wizard, and it’s going to be...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gear up, world. The Wizards are no longer just a local pleasure.

Be careful what you wish for. You just got yourself a couple handfuls of SPECIAL. More nights of feeling compelled to make plans. A bunch of nights where you have to order out instead of eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon. Obviously you’ll take all of this stride. The Wizards playing […] The post Gear up, world. The Wizards are no longer just a local pleasure. appeared...
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Paul Pierce Wizards gear now on sale

If you’ve been waiting for the new Paul Pierce Wizards’ gear, then your wait is over. The Wizards announced Paul Pierce jerseys are now available through the team’s online shop. New @paulpierce34 gear now on sale! http://t.co/S0JufbG6Me pic.twitter.com/pR2zVRf1Pm — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) August 18, 2014 Pierce’s gear started hitting stores over the weekend in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shares a private plane and fresh fruit with Al Pacino

Just about any dorm, apartment, and eventually basement and (*shudders*) man cave of any professional athlete of the last 20 years has featured a ‘Scarface’ poster. It’s a little weird: Brian DePalma’s 1983 remake of the 1932 classic seemed a little too bloated and long-winded for its own sake upon release, but in the years following the Al Pacino-led vehicle has taken on...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Paul Pierce, Hollywood legend pose for picture on a plane

Andy Flint We all know NBA star, Paul Pierce, as a heavyweight on the hardwood, but who knew he kept such star-studded company. Pierce took to Instagram to show the world that he keeps it Hollywood, even at 40,000 feet, as he poses for a photo with Al Pacino. Great company, and what a spread. The two […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce chills with Al Pacino in private plane in Instagram photo

While most of the world can only spend time with Al Pacino through his movies, Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce can hang out with him on a private jet. Check out the below photo from Paul’s official Instagram account that shows him hanging out with the Academy Award-winning actor on a private plane with an impressive food spread: While it isn’t known why Paul was hanging...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Hangs Out with Al Pacino on Private Jet

The 1983 film Scarface became legendary among the generations that followed. It’s legendary status is examplified among the hip-hop culture-based NBA. Players had displayed their love for the film, showcased in the old MTV Cribs episodes. That’s why it’s such a big deal when newly acquired Washington Wizards Paul Pierce posts a picture of him and Scarface star Al Pacino (Tony...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce and Al Pacino Are Private Plane BFF’s

We have absolutely zero clue what is happening here, but we love every bit of it. The big question we have is what was the main breakfast course? I am assuming some sort of egg white omelette for The Truth, but I’d really love to know what Al dined on. Paul Pierce had just checked out Al Pacino performing his “Pacino: One Night Only” show at the Terry Fator Theatre at the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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