TAG: Washington Wizards

instagram, Smack / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Apparently Paul Pierce Spends His Summers On Jets With Al Pacino

Paul Pierce, Al Pacino

The headline says it all. Future Hall-of-Famer and key Washington Wizards free agent acquisition Paul Pierce shared an Instagram photo yesterday of he and legendary actor Al Pacino on a private plane. Better than the picture itself might be the incredibly apt caption: “Bosses chillin” Read More »

Latest News / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Wall Says Departed Assistant Sam Cassell Was Key To His Development

Sam Cassell

Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall plans to use being cut from the USA Basketball World Cup squad as motivation for the upcoming season. Given the apparent influence of former Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, though, improvement for Wall today might be harder to come by than in the past. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 10, 2014 / 1:00 pm

John Wall Doesn’t Think He Was Given A Fair Chance With USA Basketball

John Wall, Damian Lillard

Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was always an unlikely candidate to make USA Basketball’s final roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and he agrees with that assessment. As opposed to his shaky stylistic fit with the international game or the national program’s wealth of elite point guards serving as means behind those long odds, though, Wall believes the deck was stacked against him from the beginning. Read More »

NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Close To $325 Million Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Kevin Durant

It appears increasingly likely that Kevin Durant will be leaving longtime basketball king Nike for hoops upstart Under Armour. The biggest question on the basketball world’s mind now is if he’ll do the same with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards in the summer of 2016. Durant reportedly cancelled a trip to Nike headquarters and is on the verge of accepting a mind-numbing $325 million endorsement contract with Under Armour, which happens to be located in Baltimore, MD right near his hometown. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 5, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Could Net $30 Million A Year If He Signs With Under Armour

Kevin Durant, Marcin Gortat

We’ll have to wait a couple off-seasons for Kevin Durant to become a free agent, but his current seven-year, $60 million deal with Nike is about to expire, with upstart brand Under Armour waiting in the wings. A recent report from Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, cites a source who says KD could land a deal that pays him $30 million annually to switch companies and join the Maryland-based Under Armour, Inc. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

John Wall

The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing his goals for the upcoming season after practicing with Team USA, Washington’s All-Star point guard said, “All you can ask for now is the finals.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the Wizards. Now everyone is freaking out about KD’s possible move to Washington DC when he becomes a free agent after the 2015-16 season. The instances of star free agency have become more frequent and speak to the irony behind the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Pics: Wizards Unveil New Navy Alternate Jersey

Wizards new alternate jerseys

The Washington Wizards — in conjunction with adidas and the NBA — released a teaser of their new alternate uniforms on Tuesday, with the navy blue and red color blocking at the top and “Washington” listed on the front. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Joakim Noah, Nene

With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed.

The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference laughing stock for the last four years, instantly became Las Vegas’ favorites to win the championship next year, and between all that, a number of other teams improved as well. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Stephen A. Smith Believes Kevin Durant Could End Up With Wizards

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant will hit free agency as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. It’s still two years away, but that hasn’t stopped talking heads from getting a head start on the speculation. On Monday, Stephen A. Smith went on ESPN’s “Inside The Locker Room” to discuss Durant’s impending free agency. Read More »