What would Wizards fandom be without a mess of hardcore fans carrying the fire all by their lonesome? Here's to you, rugged Wizards fan. Write your best hype, lay your best beats and bring 'em on April 18th for the glory of fandom.
The NBA and FIBA are in talks to create a World Cup of Basketball, shifting premium talent by introducing a U23 age requirement to the Games. Whatever the motive, isn't watching transcendental dominance from unknowns what the Olympics is really about
Welcome back to my irregular column,Bullet Points; where I go off about whatever grinds my gears. Today's edition looks at the run-up to the draft and a hypothetical situation that hopefully stays that way.
Care to match Wizards players past and present to their theme song? Of course you do.
Has a player special interest hijacked the NBA lockout and the season? Only if you believe spending causes winning.
The recent NYC club shooting had a number of celebrity and NBA names hovering in the periphery and there's been the predictable outcry? resentful muttering? of fans wishing their stars would just stay home. It isn't particularly novel, but I'd like to remind them that's not about to happen.
The NBA's lockout strategy has been executed with an implacable inexorability George Orwell would admire. It's a fine example of total warfare, except the league has to live with side they're trying to break.
The 11/11 Weekend Edition of Bullet Points takes a quick look at how little progress has actually been made in the NBA lockout negotiations over the last three weeks. Thank baby jeebus for the (fake) season at Bullets Forever.
The NBA lockout is about to end, go the distance, or engage in one last round of white-knuckle negotiations. Looking back, what are the consequences of not taking the best possible care of what one owner called 'a community trust'?
November 8th's edition of Bullet Points talks about Michael Jordan, a 37% BRI split and just what George Cohen's return to the table could mean.
The NBA lockout has sheltered behind the NFL regular season, but as the NFL playoff picture comes into focus, I'm betting the public at-large finally notices the battle being waged. It's possible serious national media attention causes both sides to dig in further...but I hope not.
Today's edition of Bullet Points jabs at the owners and their dogged pursuit of "competitve balance". Oh, and life sucks for D-league call-ups.
The NBAPA has no choice now - they must blink first.
The economy is such a land mine in political discussion, that the NBA lockout's impact upon it can only tiptoe through the tulips so long. But how long?
Lockout Time Capsule: How Serious Was David Stern About Canceling The Entire Season?
The Dwight Howard trade machine is always humming somehwere, get your fix today at Bullets Forever. The Wizards have got a LOT of youth and cap flexibility, if Dwight becomes available, Otis Smith will listen.
The NBA lockout has claimed its first casualties and both camps are on the move. Naturally, you're thinking it's just like a video game.
Some are surprised attendance has been sparse at the Las Vegas Impact League. Except attendance was never the point, and it's not the players who need to take notice; it's the NBA.
The Washington Redskins and a rebuilding effort that has started off on the right foot begs the question for Wizards' faithful: what are some of the differences between rebuilding in the NBA and the NFL?
Agents are a dangerous group to keep in the dark if the union knows more than they're saying about what bargaining concessions they're willing to make. That said, this minority is accountable to no one but the players, and should the players fail to excise a measure of restraint, the coming season could be well and truly lost.
The recent agreement to cease public rhetoric and potshots means we're about to find out just how commited the NBA is ending the lockout. Will David and Stern and Co. be comfortable with no progress AND no media silence? We're about to find out.