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The Wizards have found a lot of things unacceptable this season

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards lost to the Bulls by 19 on Sunday. Yes, John Wall missed the game, but it still isn’t a great look for the team as they get ready to rev up for a playoff run.

After a loss like that, you need an emphatic statement to make it clear playing like that is bad. Thankfully, Scott Brooks stepped up to the plate after the game:

“If you can’t get your body and mind to focus on 48 minutes of basketball, come on. You’re cheating the game. You’re cheating your team. And you’ve got to lock in for 48 minutes. You have 23 hours and 12 minutes to do what you want to do. It’s unacceptable how we played today.”

Unacceptable! That’s a nice, strong word. That’s one of those words you throw out to really show that the thing you just did can’t happen again. Merriam-Webster defines it as “not acceptable : not pleasing or welcome”. When a leader says something is unacceptable, they’re trying to make it clear they don’t want to see something like that ever again.

It shouldn’t need to be repeated over

and over

and over

and over

because that would defeat the point of using the word unacceptable.