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Bradley Beal plays well in Africa

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has a lot on his plate this offseason. He's eligible for a contract extension, he's stepping into more of a leadership role with Paul Pierce gone to Los Angeles, and he's also in Africa where he participated in this weekend's NBA exhibition.How did Beal play in the NBA's first game in Africa? Here's more from Jorge Castillo of the Washington...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall undecided on attending USA Basketball mini-camp

Team USA is stacked with talent at every position, but point guard may be the most crowded spot. With players like Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, it's an uphill battle for other point guards to crack the roster. With that in mind, Washington Wizards guard John Wall is reportedly undecided on whether to attend the USA Basketball mini-camp coming up...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Explains Awful First Pitch: I’m A Closer, Not A Starter (Video)

Paul Pierce usually does his best work at the end of games. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it. The new Los Angeles Clippers swingman proved to everyone why he’s a basketball player and not a baseball player earlier this week with a miserable ceremonial first pitch before a recent Dodgers game. Pierce’s woeful first pitch ended up just  a bit short of home plate....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Could Barely Watch Paul Pierce’s ‘Awful’ First Pitch (Video)

Doc Rivers feels for Paul Pierce, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of him. It has nothing to do with basketball, of course. Rivers’ sympathy for one of his newest players centers around a ceremonial first pitch of all things. Pierce showed he lacks much baseball skill earlier this week when the new Los Angeles Clippers swingman threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

'That is awful.' Doc Rivers has classic reaction to Paul Pierce first pitch debacle

Even his coach can't muster any support for him. New Clippers forward Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch before Tuesday's A's-Dodgres game and it was hideous. Pierce, a professional athlete, couldn't even reach the plate. TMZ caught up with Pierce's head coach, Doc Rivers, on Wednesday, to show him the video and get his reaction to the embarrassing moment. Rivers couldn't hide...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Throws a Bouncing First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Newly acquired LA Clippers forward and Los Angeles native Paul Pierce got a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, but it didn’t go so well. This was not what they brought him there for. With my boy at the Dodgers game pic.twitter.com/BtBjPoD8KU — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 29, 2015 The post Paul Pierce Throws a Bouncing First Pitch at Dodgers Game...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce first pitch indicates he cannot throw a baseball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Paul Pierce threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game on Tuesday night in honor of “Clippers Night.” The veteran forward was likely chosen because he is one of the newest members of Doc Rivers’ squad, but he shouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t invited...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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VIDEO: Paul Pierce Throws Horrible First Pitch Before Dodgers Game

Paul Pierce took to the mound and threw a horrible first pitch before the Dodgers' game against the Oakland Athletics.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Live: Offseason Report -- Paul Pierce

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6 days ago  |  Discuss

When Will Bradley Beal Take the Next Step for the Washington Wizards?

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards stands on court against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Anthony Davis was always the consensus number one pick in the 2012...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall's shark pants are incredible

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has pants that are cooler than your pants. Seriously, these are some next level pants.A day after Twitter was buzzing with Sharknado 3 talk and all the sports cameos, Wall posted this photo on his Instagram account. Behold the greatness of shark pants. (h/t @JohnWall)
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the loss of Paul Pierce affects the Washington Wizards

In a slightly lesser version of the “I’m Coming Home” campaign, Paul Pierce decided to return to his hometown of Inglewood, California and join the Los Angeles Clippers. The irony is that this signing barely improves the Clippers, however, simultaneously weakens Pierce’s former squad. The Washington Wizards ooze of young talent and athleticism, especially in their backcourt...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: I knew this is where I wanted to be

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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards F Dudley sidelined by lower back surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards say forward Jared Dudley will be sidelined for three to four months following lower back surgery. The 30-year-old Dudley had a herniated disk repaired on Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee. The Wizards say he will begin a rehab program immediately. Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld says the team talked...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley Undergoes Surgery To Repair Herniated Disc

The Washington Wizards announced that forward Jared Dudley had successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Dudley will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to return in approximately three to four months. “During our discussions with Jared and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, we were made aware that he played with pain for a significant part of...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce hints he may retire as a Clipper

Paul Pierce is 37 years old so it's hard to imagine he'll stick around for the full length of his newly signed three-year contract with the Clippers. Tuesday, he essentially confirmed that at the Clippers' opening press conference for the free agents they signed over the summer.From Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com:Pierce averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 39 percent from three this...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall ready to fill leadership void

After losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, star point guard John Wall knows that it's on him to be the leader of the Washington Wizards going forward.Here's what Wall told Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post:“It’s all on me now. I feel like it is,” Wall said. “Going into my sixth year and having three great veterans in Trevor Ariza and Al Harrington...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says ‘no way’ he could play for Lakers

After spending this past season with the Wizards, Paul Pierce is returning home to play for the Clippers, signing a three-year deal worth $10 million. Growing up in California, there’s little surprise Pierce was a Lakers fan during his childhood. They had the mystique, storied past, Hall of Famers, and championships while the Clippers were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: There's 'no way I could go' to the Lakers

Paul Pierce took way less money than he could've made on the open market to come back to where he grew up and play for the Clippers. Now home in L.A., he's being honest (Paul Pierce is being honest. Shocking, right?) about his intentions when coming to SoCal.Gary Washburn had a revealing interview with Pierce in the Boston Globe. Here are some snippets:And another:(h/t Boston Globe...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce: 'No way' I could play for Lakers after Celtics years

Paul Pierce will play his 18th NBA season back in his home city of Los Angeles, but it won’t be for the team he grew up rooting for. Pierce, who spent his formative years just outside L.A. in Inglewood, Calif., was a Lakers fan back then, as most kids in the area were during the height of the “Showtime” era. But after spending his first 15 NBA seasons with the Lakers’ most...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiz: Summer League Wrap

They had a horrible weekend to begin play and didn’t make the Summer League playoffs, but the Wizards had a strong finish in their final three games in Las Vegas. The highlight was the sensational play of rookie Kelly Oubre, who was consistently the best player on the court… by a long shot. The scoring and rebounding are obvious, but according to NBA stats. Oubre set a Las Vegas...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where Paul Pierce likes what he sees

 Every morning, or afternoon if we were drinking the night before, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I think they’re putting themselves in a good position for the future,” he said of the C’s. “Until you can get that one guy who’s a franchise-changer...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards begin talks with Bradley Beal on contract extension

After another solid season with a strong run in the playoffs, the Washington Wizards might be ready to lock up a member of their core going forward.According to this recent report, the Wizards are discussing a contract extension with Bradley Beal, who has one year remaining on his rookie scale deal.Here's more from J. Michael at CSNWashington.com:Now that the most of the heavy-lifting...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Compares Salary to Reggie Jackson

The NBA salary cap is set to skyrocket, and valuable-but-not-star players like Reggie Jackson will continue to receive big-money deals similar to the max contracts signed in recent seasons. Jackson, who signed a five-year, $80 million offer from the Detroit Pistons as a restricted free agent will now earn the same money as Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. And while the two...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall rips max contracts: 'I'm getting the same as Reggie Jackson'

NBA teams went on very expensive spending sprees during free agency. It felt like max contracts were being handed out at an alarming rate. And one of the league's best players took notice. Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was shocked to see some of the players getting big money, and pointed out one example. "People talk about me getting $80 million, now you got people...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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