The Red Line Podcast, Episode 2: Wizards Get No National Love; Why KD Won’t Be Playing For Your City

The Red Line Podcast, Episode 2: Wizards Get No National Love; Why KD Won’t Be Playing For Your City

It's crazy how times change in sports, and especially crazy when it comes to sports in the Nation's Capital. Four or five years ago, our summer as Wizards fans would begin in demor ...

Hibachi Grilled Mamba: Why Prime Gilbert Arenas Was Better Than Kobe Bryant Ever Was

Hibachi Grilled Mamba: Why Prime Gilbert Arenas Was Better Than Kobe Bryant Ever Was

[Disclaimer: The author admits that this article may contain something ranging from slight bias to blind homerism. However, Only facts were used in this article. All-Stats from NBA ...

Is John Wall Spending the Summer Stroking It?

Is John Wall Spending the Summer Stroking It?

“Pace and space.” “Positionless basketball.” “Small ball.” “Playmaking four.” Modern NBA buzz words. Watch any NBA broadcast, listen to any NBA analysis, watch Around the Horn, PTI ...

The Red Line Podcast, Episode 1: The Premiere

The Red Line Podcast, Episode 1: The Premiere

It is finally here. Hoop District's finest contingents gathered together to offer you audio blessings and sound bite serenity with the premiere episode of our podcast, The Red Line ...

Getting To Know The New Guy:  Alan Anderson

Getting To Know The New Guy: Alan Anderson

As the league continues to advance through its annual heat wave of free agency, the Washington Wizards have partaken in a good portion of the summertime activities with the one-yea ...

The Oubre Spectrum: Just How Well Can Kelly Shine?

The Oubre Spectrum: Just How Well Can Kelly Shine?

Jewel: (n) [joo-uh l] A cut and polished precious stone; gem. A fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems. A precious possession. A pe ...

The Red Line Podcast, Episode 2: Wizards Get No National Love; Why KD Won’t Be Playing For Your City

It's crazy how times change in sports, and especially crazy when it comes to sports in the Nation's Capital. Four or five years ago, our summer as Wizards fans would begin in demoralizing fashion: a losing record and the consequent anticipation for the draft lottery. Thankfully, the tide has peacefully turned for the Wizards over the course of the past few years. This summer and last, instead looking forward to the luck of a few lottery balls, our anticipation has been geared to a different type of league announcement. It's no longer about what lottery position the Wizards will be landing with ...

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Hibachi Grilled Mamba: Why Prime Gilbert Arenas Was Better Than Kobe Bryant Ever Was

[Disclaimer: The author admits that this article may contain something ranging from slight bias to blind homerism. However, Only facts were used in this article. All-Stats from NBA.com] Summertime is never ending as an NBA basketball fan: a time spent scouring the Internet for clips of our favorite players doing absolutely anything. Summer League crossover highlights? Sign me up. Russell Westbrook at a Taylor Swift concert? Send me the link! Houses for sale in the DC area within Kevin Durant’s budget? Of course! And inevitably, the summer turns into endless, pointless, hyperbolic debates: Meek ...

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Is John Wall Spending the Summer Stroking It?

“Pace and space.” “Positionless basketball.” “Small ball.” “Playmaking four.” Modern NBA buzz words. Watch any NBA broadcast, listen to any NBA analysis, watch Around the Horn, PTI, or Sportscenter, listen to Zach Lowe or Doug Collins or The Red Line Podcast: Find yourself any conversation about NBA basketball, and you will find it littered with these buzz words. And you will find that the conversation will inevitably center around two major questions: Why should (insert your favorite team) play small more often? Who are the key players who make going small possible? For example, let’s recall ...

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The Red Line Podcast, Episode 1: The Premiere

It is finally here. Hoop District's finest contingents gathered together to offer you audio blessings and sound bite serenity with the premiere episode of our podcast, The Red Line. Why The Red Line? A number of reasons. For one, our team had initially settled on "The District" as the name of the podcast and had even began promoting it as such until we realized that Hog's Haven, SB Nation's Redskins site, had already been running a podcast using that name. Two sports podcasts that had strictly a local audience sharing the same name? No bueno. So, whatever. You win SB Nation. Ok, so WHY THE RED ...

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Getting To Know The New Guy:  Alan Anderson

As the league continues to advance through its annual heat wave of free agency, the Washington Wizards have partaken in a good portion of the summertime activities with the one-year signings of Gary Neal, Jared Dudley, and most recently Alan Anderson. Still missing in action is that highly coveted stretch big that would replace the obsolete parts that have become Nene, however, there is no question that the glaring void in the wing factory has been populated. If John Wall ever had an issue with having a wingman on the basketball court (or perhaps at the club as well), he has certainly become e ...

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The Oubre Spectrum: Just How Well Can Kelly Shine?

Jewel: (n) [joo-uh l] A cut and polished precious stone; gem. A fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems. A precious possession. A person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable. A durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material. An ornamental boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, in stained-glass work. Something resembling a jewel in appearance, ornamental effect, or the like, as a star. Whoever gets me is getting a jewel.” – Kelly O ...

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Welcome to D.C., Kelly Oubre!

Here is your official Hoop District welcome to Washington, D.C., Kelly Oubre Jr. Coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld introduced the 19-year old as a Wizard on Friday afternoon and Oubre, who is what I like to call the product of a classic Grunfeldian move, spent a few minutes discussing his role as the newest member of the squad. What’s a Grunfeldian move, you ask? Well, an example of one would be when for weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, you and many other fans and members of the media are scouting players that you feel would fill a glaring need. In the Wizards' case this time around ...

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