TAG: Washington Wizards

Smack / Sep 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dion Waiters On Bradley Beal’s Best Backcourt Talk: “That’s Nonsense”

Dion Waiters

There’s a fine line between confidence and hubris. The great players routinely toe it, careful not to cross and fall victim to the pitfalls of brash and outright arrogance. Dion Waiters isn’t and he doesn’t, two realities that led to him butting heads with Kyrie Irving and the rest of his teammates in a toxic Cleveland Cavaliers locker room over the past two years. But Waiters maintains he has a new attitude this season, and is primed for big things on the court given that new maturation and a summer of diligent training. For his pointed dig at the Washington Wizards’ John Wall and Bradley Beal to hold weight, though, Waiters will need to do far more than say all of the right things. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Bradley Beal On He and John Wall: “We’re Definitely The Best Backcourt”

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal were cut from Team USA this summer, but apparently haven’t let that relative failure diminish their confidence. At media day yesterday, the 21 year-old Beal said he and Washington’s All-Star point guard are “definitely the best backcourt in the league.” Read More »

Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” Mohawks

Martell Webster, Marcin Gortat

It seems John Wall wasn’t the only Wizards player sporting something unique today. Teammates Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster were — similar to Steven Adams‘ media day mustache — rocking a twin pair of mohawks with Gortat explaining the origin behind the new hairdo’s in hysterical fashion . Read More »

NBA / Sep 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Paul Pierce Is Representing The Celtics At Derek Jeter’s Final Game In Boston

Paul Pierce

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is of almost no interest to us. Kudos to Jeter on a fantastic career apparently performed with utmost class, and he deserves congratulations for writing such a storybook ending to his time wearing pinstripes earlier this week, too. But basketball is our game – we’d much rather wax nostalgic about the imminent NBA twilight of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett than talk the Yankees captain. Except for now, that is. Jeter is playing his final game at Boston’s Fenway Park today, and Paul Pierce – who, you may remember, now plays for the Washington Wizards – is there to represent the Celtics. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Pierce Says Wizards Opponents Will “Get Beaten Up” At Verizon Center

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce admitted that it was strange wearing different colors than Boston Celtics green and gold last season. Now playing for his third team in as many years and without long-time teammate Kevin Garnett by his side for the first time since 2007, Washington Wizards red and blue surely feels just as weird if not more so than Brooklyn Nets black and white. But a player like Pierce belongs to the game more than any single franchise, and you can bet he’s intent on making the same on- and off- court impact in Washington as he did in his previous long and short stops. And even though training camp has yet to begin, The Truth’s deep-rooted basketball ideology is already rubbing off on his teammates. Read More »

Video / Sep 19, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch Andre Miller’s Son Adorably Mimic Dad

Andre Miller, Son

Andre Miller, Son (photo. Instagram/mikeprada)

We can vividly remember the now 38-year-old Andre Miller stuffing the stat lines at Utah and a junior season that almost saw the do-everything point guard and his Ute teammates upset Kentucky in the title game after knocking off UNC in the semifinals of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. The current Wizards guard is getting ready for the upcoming start of training camp and a video surfaced of his adorable small son imitating his dad’s workout routine. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

John Wall Reacts To Being 31st On SI’s Player Rankings

John Wall

We’re nearing the start of a new season, so it’s the perfect time to rank NBA players and debate about them. This week, Sports Illustrated is publishing their list of top 100 NBA players. The full list is not available yet, but we do know SI placed Washington Wizards point guard John Wall at number 31. Wall went on Twitter last night and addressed his rank. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Ray Allen Says He’s “Not In Any Rush” To Make Playing Decision

Ray Allen

Early September is the time most NBA free agents are waiting for a call that may never come, but Ray Allen has flipped the script. After receiving interest from several of the league’s marquee teams, the future Hall-of-Famer says he is still uncertain whether or not he will play another season. Read More »

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 »