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Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

A new year brings new rules and with that the NBA is hoping to recreate the excitement once associated with the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year by pitting the Eastern and Western Conferences up against one another. First off, the participants…then we’ll get to the new rules and format. The Western Conference will feature point guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, small forward Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors, and shooting … Read entire article »

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D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

Mike D’Antoni is not a happy man.  And, even more so, he is not at all happy with how his so-called team of super pros regard their championship hopes this season. In a press conference for the ages last night, D’Antoni offered up some honest revelations on his teams’ seemingly misguided thoughts on contention after they blew a comfortable 18-point lead in the second half against none other than John Wall and the lowly Wizards at … Read entire article »

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TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT had a little fun Thursday evening when they hosted a televised Draft with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge set to take place next Friday from the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, Florida. Team Chuck and Team Shaq announced the participants of the Rookie Sophomore Challenge, now known as the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, in a draft scenario that saw Team Shaq swoop up the momentous Jeremy Lin and … Read entire article »

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Jeremy Lin…Once Again

Jeremy Lin…Once Again

In the words of Knicks’ play-by-play man Mike Breen – ‘Jeremy Lin…once again.’ We couldn’t have said it any better Mike. That’s three straight.  That’s three straight games now that seldom-used Harvard grad Jeremy Lin has controlled the Knicks pace and led them to a much-needed W. One great performance may be luck.  Two could still be considered good fortune, but three straight statistical gems culminating in Knicks’ victories is absolutely no fluke. Knicks – Wizards highlights 2/8/2012 We wanted … Read entire article »

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Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Young, Wizards spoil Kevin Durant’s D.C. homecoming

Nick Young led a furious second half 3-point barrage as the lowly Washington Wizards beat the front running Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night 105-102 from the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C. spoiling Maryland-native Kevin Durant’s homecoming. Young scored 24 points for the game, but most of his damage would not come until the 4:35 mark in the third quarter as the 6-7 shooting guard by way of Los Angeles, California knocked down three huge shots from deep … Read entire article »

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Washington Wizards unveil new patriotic-themed uniforms

Washington Wizards unveil new patriotic-themed uniforms

The Washington Wizards unveiled their new patriotic-themed red, white and blue uniforms early Tuesday in front of an eager group of local media and fans. Shooting guard Jordan Crawford and franchise point guard John Wall were chosen to model the new colorful jerseys, which could be accurately described as a fresh twist on an old, yet familiar style of the past. Conjuring up grainy images of Bullets’ greats Wes Unseld and Bernard King playing in the old … Read entire article »

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JaVale McGee post rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in loss to Bulls

JaVale McGee post rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in loss to Bulls

Washington Wizards’ starting center JaVale McGee posted a rare 11-point, 12-rebound, 12-block triple-double in a 98-79 loss to the Bulls Tuesday night from the United Center in downtown Chicago, Illinois. His 12 block total was the most by a player in an NBA game since Keon Clark of the Toronto Raptors sent away 12 shots almost to the day, a decade ago on March 23, 2001. The 7-0, 252-pound McGee fell just three shy of the franchise … Read entire article »

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John Wall takes home MVP, dishes out Rookie Challenge record 22 assists

John Wall takes home MVP, dishes out Rookie Challenge record 22 assists

John Wall, the Washington Wizards 2010 No. 1 overall pick, broke Chris Paul‘s 2007 Rookie Challenge record for assists with 22 dimes, earning MVP honors while leading  the Rookies over the Sophomores 148-140 Friday night from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. Sacramento Kings rookie power forward DeMarcus Cousins was the primary beneficiary of many of those, aforementioned, helpers chipping in with an impressive 33 points to go along with 14 rebounds for the Rookies. San … Read entire article »

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Hawks, Wizards engage an impressive dunk off, but Wiz lose game 99-92

Hawks, Wizards engage an impressive dunk off, but Wiz lose game 99-92

Josh Smith, JaVale McGee and Al Thornton put together some of the season’s most impressive dunks from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Saturday night, but it was the Hawks who came away with the all-important victory in the end. Smith led all scorers with 29 points and added 16 rebounds as the Hawks held the youthful Wizards to just 92 points on the night. The Hawks controlled the boards, out-rebounding their athletic counterparts 45 to 33 … Read entire article »

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