Tag: Washington Wizards

Here Are The Six Non-Playoff Teams That Will Reportedly Join The NBA’s Bubble League

While the NBA’s return is not imminent — reports indicate things will tip back off on July 31 — the approval of a plan by the league’s Board of Governors appears to be a day away. According to reporting by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Adam Silver will bring forth […]

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The Last Dance: Isaiah Thomas Is Not Isiah Thomas’ Tether; They Are Two Different People

(L-R): Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Denver Nuggets during the first half on January 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. ; Head coach Isiah Thomas of the Indiana Pacers reacts to the NBA game against the New York Knicks in New York City, New York. Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images), […]

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NBA Star Bradley Beal Combats Food Insecurity, Digital Divide Amid COVID-19

NBA star Bradley Beal’s impact and influence spans far beyond the basketball court. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Wizards guard is focused on helping communities hit hardest by the public health crisis. According to NBC Sports, Beal is leading initiatives designed to bridge the digital divide and combat food insecurity. Washington Wizards star Bradley […]

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Bradley Beal Said ‘The Positives Outweighed Leaving’ Washington Last Summer

Heading into the 2019-20 season, Bradley Beal was expected to be a key swing piece for championship contenders hoping to upgrade their roster before the trade deadline. Those hopes were dashed when Beal signed a two-year extension worth $72 million with Washington just as the season tipped off. By signing a maximum extension so close […]

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The Wizards Honored The Reigning WNBA Champion Mystics on International Women’s Day

The Wizards had some of the best basketball talent in the Capital One Arena Sunday night — up in a suite overlooking the court. Washington Mystics players Elena Delle Donne, Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud were all in attendance and were recognized on the national broadcast during the game against the Miami Heat. The Wizards […]

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Bradley Beal Became The Third Player In NBA History With Back-To-Back 53 Point Games

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards on Monday night, which on the surface is a wholly unremarkable result given the way the season has gone for both teams, but while the end result was the expected one, how they got there was not. Milwaukee led by 13 points after three quarters and seemed destined […]

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LeBron James’ media group, others sued for $33 million over ‘More Than An Athlete’ phrase

LeBron James’ media group, Uninterrupted, and several others are being sued by a Maryland youth group for its use of the phrase “More Than An Athlete,” according to ESPN. The youth group is seeking “$33 million and injunctive relief,” per the report, which would require others to stop using the phrase. They named Uninterrupted, ESPN, […]

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José Andrés Talks Hoops, World Central Kitchen, And Why Iberico Ham Is The Secret To Winning Titles

This year’s NBA Celebrity Game had a little added culinary flair, with the presence of Guy Fieri on the sidelines as Stephen A. Smith’s assistant coach. Chef José Andrés, meanwhile, played for Team Wilbon, which came out on top. Andrés is a gigantic sports fan, particularly fond of Spanish national squads and Washington D.C.’s teams. […]

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Bobby Portis Was Ejected For Tossing The Ball At Shabazz Napier

The Knicks and Wizards met on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in what should’ve been a relatively uneventful game between two non-playoff teams before the All-Star break. It was mostly just that, with Washington winning 114-96 as they ran away with a comfortable win to get to 20-33 on the season (and, somehow, not […]

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Will small-ball eventually put an end to the NBA 7-footer?

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: Eric Christian Smith/AP” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/ziSmO7VkEco8uj6nvsa_Ng–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/4fb2b6ea2ce96a3e17803bd29e21ce04″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/ziSmO7VkEco8uj6nvsa_Ng–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/4fb2b6ea2ce96a3e17803bd29e21ce04″>Photograph: Eric Christian Smith/AP Last month, the Houston Rockets took the NBA’s small-ball revolution to its logical extreme, defeating the Dallas Mavericks 128-121 without a player listed as taller than 6ft 6in. According to records, it was the first time an NBA team had done so since […]

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NBA Player Bradley Beal Hosts Howard University Tour For High School Students

NBA player Bradley Beal is using the time he has in between games this season to empower youth through education. According to NBA.com, the Washington Wizards player recently took 50 high school students on a tour of Howard University. The students—who all attend Ron Brown College Preparatory School—were given the opportunity to explore the Washington, […]

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Bradley Beal Slipped Into The Lane For The Game-Winning Layup Against The Mavs

It’s been another roller-coaster of a season in Washington. Through the first half of the season, the Wizards have once against battled injuries and lethargy, as they currently sit in ninth place in the East standings and face an uphill battle if they want to sneak into that final playoff spot. Through it all, however, […]

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Kyrie Irving Will Undergo An MRI Sunday After Spraining His Knee Against The Wizards

It’s been a difficult week around the NBA as everyone tries to make sense of the stunning tragedy that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash near L.A. It’s been a particularly hard time for those who were closest to Kobe and considered him both a […]

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Bradley Beal Sought Advice From Damian Lillard And Ray Allen Before Signing His Extension

Loyalty is an increasingly rare commodity in the NBA, and it slices both ways. In the era of player empowerment, stars have much great influence on their careers, and tenures continue to shrink as the anxiety to compete for championships puts pressure on both players and teams to constantly re-evaluate their choices. Championship windows close […]

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Kyle Lowry Threw In One Of The Wildest Circus Shots You’ll Ever See

When you put a collection of some of the best basketball players on the planet out on the court together, they’re inevitably going to make some magic happen. That’s one of the most thrilling things about the NBA. On any given night, we’ll get a highlight reel filled with gravity-defying dunks, mesmerizing no-look passes, and […]

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The N.B.A. Embraces a ‘Trash’ Defense

A new year, at the start of a new decade, makes this a natural time for N.B.A. teams to search for innovative ways to combat the offensive flourish of the previous decade. Yet as disconsonant as it sounds, especially for a league reputed to be as progressive as the N.B.A., its coaches are increasingly dipping […]

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