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Kobe Bryant wanted to be a Wizard, to play for Michael Jordan

Photo: slamonline.com Back in 2003 when Michael Jordan finished his second NBA comeback, Kobe Bryant was pondering his future as a Los Angeles Laker. Many had come out to say that Kobe couldn’t win without Shaquille O’Neal. The franchise that Kobe wanted to join, the Washington Wizards. The Washington Posts’ Michael Lee wrote that Bryant wanted to skip L.A. to join forces...
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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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Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards

Kobe Bryant considered joining Michael Jordan with the Washington Wizards before his 2004 free agency. Abe Pollin, however, parted ways with Jordan in 2003 a year before Bryant was scheduled to make his free agent decision. “That’s true,” Bryant confirmed recently. “A long time ago? Yeah.” Bryant considered signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but eventually chose to...
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Game Notebook 45, Wizards at Nuggets: Wiz get bailed out for Big 30

Wizards 117 Nuggets 115 (OT) January 25, 2015 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO Few things in life feel as good as the feeling of getting bailed out. Bailed out. You know, like when you’re in a pickle of some sorts, and someone or something breaks you out of it? People get bailed out of jail, […] The post Game Notebook 45, Wizards at Nuggets: Wiz get bailed out for Big 30 appeared...
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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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Game Notebook 44, Wizards at Blazers: Start to the road trip not so rosy

Blazers 103 Wizards 96 January 25, 2015 – Moda Center, Portland, OR About last night.. Last night’s heart-piercing diminishment in Portland was a sheer tale of two halves. After the Wizards took a 55-45 lead into the half and at one point led the Blazers by 14, the Wizards’ gear was stuck on reverse with […] The post Game Notebook 44, Wizards at Blazers: Start to the road...
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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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Paul Pierce Reaches Three-Point Milestone

Congratulations @paulpierce34 on making your 2,000th career 3-pointer! 4th player in NBA history to reach 2,000 3's pic.twitter.com/HAPYsvA9ZJ — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 25, 2015 With his third three pointer of the nightWashington Wizards forward Paul Pierce became the fourth player in NBA history to make 2,000 three pointers. Pierce reached the milestone on...
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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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WATCH: Washington’s Paul Pierce Reaches 3-Pointer Milestone

In the third quarter of Saturday night’s game at Portland, Wizard Paul Pierce connected on his 2,000th three-pointer. He’s the fourth NBA player in league history to make as many. Jason Terry, Ray Allen & Reggie Miller are the others. 4 players in #NBA history have made 2000 3pt shots. Congrats @paulpierce34 #HallOfFame https://t.co/g7fWexYFRx — Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC...
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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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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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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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Tales from the Booth: Wizards vs. Thunder 1/21/2014

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and April, we spend 41 of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have been blissfully granted season credentials […] The post Tales from the Booth: Wizards vs. Thunder 1/21...
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Kevin Durant Punched a Poster Dunk on Marcin Gortat

When Kevin Durant makes his way back to the DMV area to play in the Goodman League or against the Washington Wizards in the Verizon Center. Durant always brings an added bit of ruckus for his hometown. Watch KD punch this poster dunk on Marcin Gortat with a little extra on it. The post Kevin Durant Punched a Poster Dunk on Marcin Gortat appeared first on Hooped Up.
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