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SB Nation NBA Reacts ending June 2: Wizards fan confidence falls despite the team not getting swept by the 76ers!

Wizards fans remain skeptical despite a strong fight from the Wizards in the first round of the NBA Playoffs!

Philadelphia 76ers v Washington Wizards - Game Four
While the Wizards were able to win a game in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, fans are still not confident in the team’s direction.
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Wizards results: Fan confidence drops after Washington’s sole playoff win ... and after their playoff series ends!

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Wizards fan confidence dropped to 29 percent in our most recent survey ending yesterday, June 2 from 35 percent last week. Contrary to what most people would think, fan confidence dropped despite the fact that the Wizards extended their playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers to five games. To be clear with everyone, these email survey results ended before Game 5 when Washington was eliminated in the NBA Playoffs.

Why are Wizards fans so stubborn and are skeptical against the traditional signs of success from .... “mainstream media?”

Pretty simple, at least in my eyes. Wizards fans are sick and tired of the current treadmill of mediocrity this team is on. More on that in a bit.

While the Wizards made the playoffs this season, their performance clearly showed that they are anything but true contenders. This can only be re-affirmed based on a Twitter poll we ran on Thursday afternoon where only 26 percent of 251 respondents were confident in the Wizards:

What is keeping fans from expressing more confidence in the Wizards? In a press conference with the media on Thursday, General Manager Tommy Sheppard said that the team will not make a decision on whether to keep Scott Brooks as their head coach next season until a collaborative process is done.

While I like Sheppard’s more collaborative approach than his predecessor, Ernie Grunfeld’s closed unilateral one, this team had five years to see whether Brooks was the right coach for them. They wouldn’t have let Brooks begin this season on the last last year of his contract, so I’m sure they were concerned that this wasn’t working out.

National results: Anthony Davis’ injury most impactful in playoffs, being down 2-1 in a series in the best fit of a “must-win” game

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As the NBA Playoffs have begun in full earnest, some stars have been injured in the first round. Thirty-one percent of fans believe that Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis’ groin injury was the most impactful of the choices listed above.

Also, what is a “must win” game? Forty-three percent of respondents across all of our fan blogs determined that a team in a 2-1 deficit in Game 4 would be in such a situation. In second place, 36 percent of fans thought that only a potential elimination game was a “must win.”

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