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GIFs, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

John Wall & Marcin Gortat Help Wiz Blow Pacers Away

John Wall

The Washington Wizards faced elimination on Tuesday night playing in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. John Wall and Marcin Gortat had been struggling in the first round, but in Game 5, they both delivered with huge performances during a lopsided 102-79 win that was even more of a blowout than the score suggests. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 12, 2014 / 9:15 am

John Wall’s Patented Behind-The-Back Layup

John Wall

If you give away a 19-point deficit at home in the biggest game of your season, you don’t deserve to win. Period. That’s what happened during Game 4 in Washington yesterday where the Wizards disintegrated in the second half and fell into a 3-1 series hole against Indiana, losing 95-92. Despite that, John Wall still had a highlight, breaking out his patented behind-the-back layup. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 10, 2014 / 6:22 pm

John Wall Had His Eyeball Scratched In Game 3

Andre Miller, Drew Gooden, John Wall

The Wizards got stomped by a Pacers defense that appears revitalized after a late-season slide. Aside from handing homecourt back to the Pacers, the Wizards now have to deal with a difficult injury to their all-star point guard John Wall, who scratched his eyeball in the third quarter of Friday night’s Game 3 loss. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Stars Who Went Missing In The NBA Playoffs

John Wall, George Hill

The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing. Living on the East Coast, each morning as I stretched my arms and grabbed my iPhone, highlights would show up of yet another late-night, overtime game being decided in the final moments. The NBA Playoffs can make or break a career for a player, especially those perceived as “stars”. Have one bad game and basketball Twitter will open the casket and dig a grave. Read More »

NBA / May 5, 2014 / 10:44 pm

Video: John Wall’s Wraparound Dime To Nene

John Wall, Roy Hibbert

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Wizards continued their playoff trend of getting ahead early in the first quarter, and John Wall wasn’t just blocking guys from behind, either. After Nene set a nice screen at the high post, Wall penetrated into the lane, drawing in the defense. As Nene rolled to the basket, Wall wrapped a phenomenal pass around Roy Hibbert‘s back for the Nene slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 5, 2014 / 10:12 pm

John Wall’s Sick Pair Of Chasedown Blocks In Wizards’ Game 1 Win

John Wall, George Hill

John Wall didn’t shoot well in Game 1 of Washington’s Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Pacers, but he did have a pair of blocks, and he spread the ball around for nine assists. It was his defense on the break, though, that showed why the Pacers are again playing from behind in a series after falling 102-96 at home. Read More »

High School, Video / May 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 10 Most Exciting HS Players We’ve Ever Seen

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Basketball is fun. It provides jaw-dropping highlights and eye-popping plays. NBA and college hoops are full of them, but it is what happens on the high school hardwood that often goes unnoticed. While not every player “makes it” to superstardom, there are those who find unfathomable success before they are even legally allowed to drive cars. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The Wizards Will Make The Eastern Conference Finals

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.

The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 5 Best Backcourts In The NBA Playoffs

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson

The NBA kingdom is being conquered by the one-two punch of the point guard and shooting guard combo. Long gone are the days of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal banging away in the paint. The Memphis Grizzlies “grindhouse” style of basketball is the closest image of the days where the big men ruled the hardwood and people just refer to that style as “boring” in today’s game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 26, 2014 / 12:10 am

Video: John Wall’s Breakaway Lefty Slam

John Wall

John Wall and his Wizards weren’t able to go up 3-0 in Washington on Friday night. Despite the brutal 90-87 loss, Wall did throw down a pretty leaning lefty jam on a breakaway. Still doesn’t change their missed opportunity to all but put the series away. Read More »