Game Notebook 44, Wizards at Blazers: Start to the road trip not so rosy

Game Notebook 44, Wizards at Blazers: Start to the road trip not so rosy

Blazers 103 Wizards 96 January 24, 2015 - Moda Center, Portland, OR About last night.. Last night’s heart-piercing diminishment in Portland was a sheer tale of two halves. After th ...

Wizards Top Plays of the Week (1/16 – 1/22): John Wall EVERYTHING

Wizards Top Plays of the Week (1/16 – 1/22): John Wall EVERYTHING

Every Friday at Hoop District, we like to refresh our readers with a little basketball allure by presenting a top 5 list of the best Wizards action from the week. Be it a John Wall ...

How John Wall built himself into the best point guard in today’s NBA

How John Wall built himself into the best point guard in today’s NBA

(Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports) One year after making his first All-Star appearance, John Wall has been selected as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference All-Sta ...

Tales from the Booth: Wizards vs. Thunder 1/21/2014

Tales from the Booth: Wizards vs. Thunder 1/21/2014

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and April, we spend 41 of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to y ...

Wizards fans: #KD2DC is fun; just don’t let it get the best of you

Wizards fans: #KD2DC is fun; just don’t let it get the best of you

Here are some facts. I'm not exactly spewing them to make a statement about any particular thing or idea (maybe I will later), but just take them in as real facts: ->Kevin Durant w ...

Martell Webster releases a new single, and it’s not half bad

Martell Webster releases a new single, and it’s not half bad

It has honestly been a amazing journey making music, all the way from this beautiful picture taken by @tolmanphotography to this point right now I truly enjoy the process over ever ...

Game Notebook 44, Wizards at Blazers: Start to the road trip not so rosy

Blazers 103 Wizards 96 January 24, 2015 - Moda Center, Portland, OR About last night.. Last night’s heart-piercing diminishment in Portland was a sheer tale of two halves. After the Wizards took a 55-45 lead into halftime (and at one point led the Blazers by 14), the Wizards’ gear was stuck on reverse in the second half with a brick planted on the accelerator. Let me explain. The first half for the Wizards featured an excellent display of execution via swift ball movement and a shooting percentage of 54%. The Wizards had just about a complete 1st quarter as we’ve seen them have all year. Nene ...

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Wizards Top Plays of the Week (1/16 – 1/22): John Wall EVERYTHING

Every Friday at Hoop District, we like to refresh our readers with a little basketball allure by presenting a top 5 list of the best Wizards action from the week. Be it a John Wall slash to the rim, a clutch jumper by The Truth, #OttoGlasses, or The Machine and Nene dominating the paint, our Vine lens is sure to catch it, and we'll be sure to show it. #5 - Nimble Nene spin cycle leaves KG in creases For a guy the frame of a Don Jon and one that has been persistently hampered with lower body issues, the ever so God-fearing Maybyner Rodney Hilario must have the legs of an angel. Nene displayed s ...

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How John Wall built himself into the best point guard in today’s NBA

(Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports) One year after making his first All-Star appearance, John Wall has been selected as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Please welcome our newest contributor, Irfan K, who makes his Hoop District debut by explaining how John Wall built himself into the best all-around point guard in the NBA. Let’s get this out of the way immediately: I like my point guards to be point guards. Magic Johnson. John Stockton. Rod Strickland. Guys who make their teammates better, pick their spots, and know how to subtly dominate an entire game in the d ...

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Tales from the Booth: Wizards vs. Thunder 1/21/2014

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and April, we spend 41 of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have been blissfully granted season credentials (thank you Wizards PR), we readily take the liberty of offering our experiences from each and every game we attend and thusly, we are happy to present a new featured post jam-packed with sights and sounds from the Verizon Center by way of our camera lenses and Vine accounts. The ...

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Wizards fans: #KD2DC is fun; just don’t let it get the best of you

Here are some facts. I'm not exactly spewing them to make a statement about any particular thing or idea (maybe I will later), but just take them in as real facts: ->Kevin Durant was born and raised in the Washington, DC metro area, specifically the towns of Suitland and Seat Pleasant, Maryland, both of which are located approximately nine miles from the Verizon Center. ->Kevin Durant has been exclusively representative of his hometown via a large “MARYLAND” tattoo inked across his upper back, and a red ‘curly W’ imprinted on his belly. He's also been seen in a plethora of photos where he's po ...

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Martell Webster releases a new single, and it’s not half bad

It has honestly been a amazing journey making music, all the way from this beautiful picture taken by @tolmanphotography to this point right now I truly enjoy the process over everything. So I'm completely humbled to be able to release my first single Exposed with London Tone Music as a part of their 52/52 A Year In Your Ear project which you all can enjoy at http://londontonemusic.com/?audio=martell-webster the link is also in my Bio. #music #portland #seattle #life #eyrst enjoy and share please A photo posted by Martell Webster (@martellwebster) on Jan 20, 2015 at 4:35pm PST If you were ...

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John Wall still has plenty of naysayers, and they’re expressively stupid

No ad libs in this forthcoming rant. Folks, please, save us from the naysaying of John Wall's otherworldly basketball talents just because "he was playing the Sixers." Save us from aimlessly discounting Wall's prowess as a floor general and save us from your disregard for his offensive savagery because "it's not that special" or, "I've seen so-and-so do it better." Just can the nonsense. Can it because your foolishness and indiscretion glares through your keyboard, and it's diminishing your validity as a basketball fan. It's also losing whatever comedic value it once had. Pardon my snarky deme ...

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Game Notebook 42, Wizards vs. Sixers: Slow to start, fast and furious to finish

Wizards 111 Sixers 76 January 19, 2015 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC You're going to start this game off really slow Coach Wittman, but then the 76ers will choke themselves out, ok? There was a time not too long ago for the Wizards when games against an inferior team that they should have won would instead result in a little bit of diarrhea for us fans. For the first few minutes of the game against a really, really, really young team (youngest in NBA History per our friend Glen Consor) those bowel movements were starting to kick in for Wizards fans in attendance and those watching at home. ...

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“Any team without Paul Pierce misses him. Period.” – Paul Pierce

Humility ceases to exist sometimes when speaking to Paul Pierce, but with the rap sheet that has been constructed by him over the course of a 16 year career, humility also doesn't really matter. Pierce, at the depreciating age of 37, opted to join the Wizards over the summer and with him he lugged a large suitcase full of accomplishments and accolades; a championship ring on his finger; and a carry-on duffel bag crammed with leadership, experience, some trash-talking skills, and a myriad of other intangibles that have helped spear the Wizards into championship contention. He also has a great h ...

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