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Wizards history as explained by The Simpsons

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As The Simpsons Marathon begins, we try to use some moments from the show to explain what it's been like to follow the highs and lows of the Wizards over the past 30 years.

Charlie Crowhurst

For most of the past 30 years, there have been two constants in life:

  • The Simpsons at 8 PM on Sunday nights on Fox.
  • The Wizards doing #SoWizards things.

Inevitably, the comedic lows and highs of following the Wizards over the past three decades are going to lead to analogies between memorable moments in Wizards and Simpsons history. Here's our attempt to the collect as many as possible in one place.

All the trust we put into the Chris Webber-Juwan Howard tandem


The awkward end to the Michael Jordan era

The John "Hotplate" Williams era

When Gilbert Arenas blogged that he was going to score 50 on Portland...and only scored 9 points

When the Wizards won Draft Lottery to take John Wall in 2010

When Mike Bibby arrived in 2011

The Wizards trying to get Rashard Lewis to accept a buyout

When John Wall had to sit out the first 33 games of the 2012-13 season, it was like...

Andray Blatche said he was "willing to die for his team" the problem was...

The final days of the Blatche era


When the Wizards put Blatche on the inactive list to work on his conditioning

Flip Saunders trying to coach JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee trying to dunk from the free throw line

Randy Wittman's first speech after being named head coach

Wittman's approach to analytics


When the Wizards brought in Andre Miller to replace Eric Maynor

When Drew Gooden forced a trade off the Wizards in 2010 and thought he was gone from Washington for good

The awkward moment when you remember all the smack you talked after the Wizards beat the Pacers in Game 1

The upcoming Wizards-Cavaliers rivalry

The Ten Point Plan, in a nutshell


Fans that want the Wizards to go after a max free agent every summer


The #KD2DC dream of bring Kevin Durant to the Wizards


The cry of every Wizard fan born after 1978