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The Wizards' season debut is finally here

The Wizards finally play their season opener tonight. Elsewhere, John Wall debuts his commercial for his new signature shoe and why you should be excited about this year's team.

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1. John Wall debuts commercial for new signature sneaker

The commercial is glorious. We already gave you the scoop yesterday when word first broke of the commercial. But in case you missed it, here it is.

I'm a big fan of these shoes in all colors that I've seen so far. Plus, the entire line of socks, t-shirts, hoodies, etc. are all very cool.

2. The Wiz Kids are old, and that's fine by Randy Wittman

The Wizards are one of the oldest team in the league this season, averaging 29 years per player. That makes Wittman happy.

"You want a balance of it," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said of youth and experience. "That's a situation we've tried to do the last couple of years, to add a good balance of veterans and young guys. You strive to try and get that equation right, that formula right. Last year I thought we had a really good mix of that. We'll see this year."

The Wizards' starting 24-year old point guard is backed up by the oldest player currently in the NBA. Their starting 37-year old small (power?) forward is backed up by a 21-year old second-year player. Only time will tell if that mixture is a little too much or just the right combination for success.

3. Why we should all be excited for Wizards basketball

There are a lot of reasons to get yourself pumped for the start of the NBA season. Not only for Wizards fans, but for basketball fans in general, the Wizards account for tons of those reasons. Will the team be able to protect home court this season better than last season? Will the deep rotation of big men prove vital to the team's success? How will the young guns look? All that and more is discussed over at Wiz of Awes.

4. Wizards to have more depth than expected in tonight's season opener

Over the past few days, it's seemed more and more likely that they would be able to play in the opener, but it wasn't certain. Now, it's confirmed that Kris Humphries and Glen Rice, Jr. will be available for the game in South Beach.

For a team that is so depleted for its first game, their presence will be a very welcome addition to the squad, putting the total of available players at 11 to face the Miami Heat.

5. Wizards face Miami Heat tonight in season opener!

The Wizards will get their season underway, kicking things off against the reigning Southeast Division champions in the Miami Heat. No more worrying about whether this one will be televised or not, as we did throughout the preseason. This one will be shown on Comcast SportsNet, with tip off at 7:30 p.m. Let's get this Wizards season started right.