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    Rui Hachimura. Kim Klement/Pool Photo/AP Images The Washington Wizards have lost all four of their bubble games and are now 24-44 on the season. Their .353 win percentage actually puts them lower in the standings than the 23-34 Charlotte Hornets, who were not even invited to the bubble. The Wizards are without their top two scorers in the bubble, but many thought they were needlessly invited to resume the NBA season. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Washington Wizards were given a chance to make a run at the playoffs in the NBA bubble, but it has not gone well so far. The Wizards are 0-4 in the bubble and have fallen to 24-44 on the...
    Coronavirus updates: A disproportionate number of non-white children are dying Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is now an equity partner in a beverage company The Hornets passed the Wizards in the standings without even being invited to the bubble The Washington Wizards’ inclusion in the NBA’s restart bubble always felt like a stretch. The Wizards were 24-40 overall when the league was shutdown over coronavirus concerns, sitting 5.5 games behind the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference at the time of the hiatus. That just narrowly fit within the guidelines for making the bubble, which invited any team that was less than six games behind the final playoff seed in their conference. To say Washington was going...
    Shabazz Napier, #5, Washington Wizards (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards have struggled in the bubble. The Eastern Conference’s playoff picture was much less chaotic than the West, which led to only nine teams from the East making it to the NBA bubble. While very few expected the Washington Wizards to challenge for the postseason, even less had to anticipate the dubious distinction Washington would earn for themselves after starting out so poorly. After a 107-98 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers, which dropped Washington’s record to 0-4 in the bubble, the Wizards officially fell below the Charlotte Hornets in the Eastern Conference standings. However, the Hornets were not invited to Orlando, meaning that they were eliminated before the...
    One of Asia’s best players Naomi Osaka has been one of the best players in the past two years. She became the first Asian to become World No.1. When she was three her family moved to the US and so she has been playing tennis and a little bit of basketball and watching the NBA. The NBA is one of the most-watched leagues in the World. And it is very popular in the US. Due to the pandemic like every sport even basketball had to stop. But now since stopping on March 11 the NBA restarted yesterday. “I attended my first NBA game like five years ago” – Naomi Osaka In a recent interview with NBA side Washington Wizards, Naomi...
    Riverdale Star Madelaine Petsch Defends Vanessa Morgan Against Hateful Comments After Michael Kopech Split Trump threatens to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S. Why the NBA shouldve scrapped conferences in the bubble The most thrilling matchup through two days of the NBA's Disney World restart was an overtime barn burner between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies, who are battling for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. © Jesse D. Garrabrant / NBA / Getty Images Yet, as we watched with excitement while Damian Lillard took over down the stretch of a Blazers victory, while Carmelo Anthony celebrated with threes to the dome, while Jusuf Nurkic excelled in his return, Jaren Jackson Jr. teased his...
    US offers $2mn bounty for Ukrainian SEC hackers Pro14 rugby to return on August 21 Incredible Blanket Instantly Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft How To Transfer Your Family Memories To Digital Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Disney Channel THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Wizards of Waverly Place' 13 years later "Wizards of Waverly Place" premiered on Disney Channel in October 2007. The show starred Selena Gomez,...
    "Wizards of Waverly Place" lasted for four seasons. Disney Channel "Wizards of Waverly Place" premiered on Disney Channel in October 2007. The show starred Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jake T. Austin as siblings with magical powers.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On October 12, 2007, "Wizards of Waverly Place" premiered on Disney Channel. The show centered on the Russo family living in New York's Greenwich Village. On the sitcom, siblings Alex (played by Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie), and Max (Jake T. Austin) inherited magical powers from their father (David DeLuise). The kids trained to become the superior wizard throughout the sitcom's four seasons, while learning lessons from their parents (who owned the Waverly Sub...
    It is never easy to write off Michael Jordan. Unbelievable ability, combined with a never-say-never attitude, made Jordan a top player even towards the end of his career. Jordan had retired in 1998 after winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. But he came out of retirement three years later to play with the Washington Wizards. However, he was already 38 by the time he joined the Wizards. He might be well past his prime, but he did show a few vintage Jordan moments during his stint in Washington. One such moment came in 2002 when Washington Wizards were playing Chicago Bulls. When the Bulls’ Ron Mercer tried to go for a layup, his Airness came flying to block him...
    Ten weeks: A timeline of the search for Vanessa Guillen NYC restaurant customers bothered by rats while dining outside: report How much tanking will we see inside the NBA bubble? A lot of tanking. We could be in for a lot of tanking in Orlando. 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 LEARN MORE Ad Gadgets Post A number of players have already opted out of the NBA’s restart. Others have cited injuries as reason for not participating. More have been forced out from positive COVID-19 tests. Rosters are being depleted. Even some of the players who plan on playing out the season have expressed reservations about doing so. There is little reason beyond financial gain for...
    The Batman TV spin-off in the works from director Matt Reeves Murder hornet mania: Hundreds of people think theyve spotted the Asian giant hornet Part of the NBAs restart format has already taken a hit before the games even begin © Paul Bereswill/Getty Images Wilson Chandler (second from left), Spencer Dinwiddie, and DeAndre Jordan are all sitting out of the NBA's restart. Paul Bereswill/Getty Images The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are both entering the NBA "bubble" in Disney with fractured squads due to injuries, COVID-19 cases, and players opting out. Though neither team has any chance of advancing in the playoffs, they will both play eight regular-season games, compete for the playoffs, and the winner will likely...
    Wilson Chandler (second from left), Spencer Dinwiddie, and DeAndre Jordan are all sitting out of the NBA's restart. Paul Bereswill/Getty Images The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are both entering the NBA "bubble" in Disney with fractured squads due to injuries, COVID-19 cases, and players opting out. Though neither team has any chance of advancing in the playoffs, they will both play eight regular-season games, compete for the playoffs, and the winner will likely be swept out of the first round. The NBA has received some criticism for bringing too many teams to Orlando and not going straight to the playoffs, and the Nets and Wizards' near-meaningless games illustrate those criticisms. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    Bradley Beal, #3, Washington Wizards, (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. With confirmation that Bradley Beal‘s season is, indeed, finished, there’s a bit more freedom to officially lean into the kind of wild trade speculation and fantasizing that many of us have unofficially partaken in over the past few months. Despite the interruption, this was clearly the best individual season of Beal’s career. He averaged 30.5 points per game, a new career-high by nearly five points. He also set a new personal best for assist and usage percentage, and still managed to post the...
    Bradley Beal to travel to Orlando with the Wizards | Patrick Smith / . Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will travel with the team to Orlando in the coming hours, where he will decide whether or not to play in the resumption of the 2019-2020 NBA season. Bradley Beal plans on going to Orlando when the Wizards take off for there tomorrow, Brooks says. Doesn’t mean he will for sure play. But he’s going. – Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 6, 2020 The Wizards are 4.5 games behind the Orlando Magic, eighth and final in the NBA playoffs in the Eastern Conference, so risking Beal’s health is not on the table if not necessary. Beal averages 30.5 points per...
    When you’re playing with a legend of the game, you ought to show respect. And if that player is also the president of basketball operations of your team, you have to be more careful. However, that’s not what Bryon Russell had in mind. According to his Washington Wizards teammate Brendan Haywood, Russell would constantly chirp at Michael Jordan during Wizards’ practices. Haywood said, “He would consistently try and challenge MJ in practice. But MJ was so much better than him. It got to a point where it was embarrassing. After one practice where he hit the game-winning shot on Bryon Russel, he said, ‘Man, stop trying to guard me. You’re known as the ‘Human Highlight Film’, not because of your...
    Counties where American dream is dead Mount Rainier: Body of missing man found The Wizards are essentially a rival-less team This is SB Nation’s rivalry week. Team sites across the network will reflect on the rivalries they had throughout history. © Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images The Wizards haven’t really had rivals in their history. Maybe John Wall and Kyrie Irving were sorta rivals not too long ago. For the Washington Wizards, this is ... sorta weird. They haven’t won 50 games in a regular season since the 1978-79 NBA season as the Washington Bullets. And because they were never a top-tier team for over 40 years, they’ve never really had any long-standing rivals that beat the test of...
    The world will be virtual, but Wizards District Gaming’s goal is to deliver real lessons in its first virtual summer camp. Wizards District Gaming is Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s entry in the NBA 2K League and will run a month-long camp online through its youth academy. Each weekday, camp sessions will last from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with an emphasis placed on becoming a better gamer. Andrew McNeill, MSE’s director of esports, said he remembers when he was growing up playing team sports, there was a coach designated to put him back in his place if he got out of line. In esports and other gaming situations, McNeill has witnessed what he calls a “toxicity” because of a lack...
    John Wall will not play the rest of the NBA campaign | Elsa / . Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said Monday that his star John Wall will not join the team in Orlando in the resumption of the NBA campaign, so that he can resume his conditions for next season. Wall will remain in Miami despite the fact that in recent interviews he assured that he was fully recovered from the Achilles tendon injury. Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard says John Wall will not join the team in Orlando. He will continue to work with his off-season schedule. – Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 29, 2020 The Wizards’ options for advancing to the postseason seem remote and for the...
    Bertans Announced He Will Not Play Orlando For Free Agency | Will Newton / . Latvian Davis Bertans became one of the first NBA players to announce that he will not participate in the resumption of the season in Orlando because he does not want to jeopardize the possibility of getting a good financial agreement in the next free agency. Given the announcement, the possibility that veteran DeMarcus Cousins ​​was chosen to fill that role at the Wizards was immediately rumored. The team made it clear that the 29-year-old was not being considered and just a few hours later Cousins ​​announced that he is not interested in participating in the remaining championship to be played at Disney World. The Wizards...
    Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will be absent from the NBA season restart in Florida, becoming the first healthy player known to exercise the option. Bertans can become a free agent at the end of the season and he is anticipated to receive a great contract as one of the best three-point shooters in the league. Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard told The Associated Press Monday that Bertans has already informed the team of his decision. The Wizards can hire someone to replace him starting Monday, and Sheppard said they will “take a close look at it.” ESPN was the first to report Bertans’ plans. In his first season with Washington after arriving from San Antonio as part of a...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard told The Associated Press on Monday that Bertans had informed the team of his decision. The Wizards are allowed to sign a replacement player for Bertans as early as Tuesday, and Sheppard said the club “will look at it closely.” Bertans' plan to miss the remaining games was first reported by...
    The Associated Press By HOWARD FENDRICH and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. Bertans' decision was first reported Monday by ESPN and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with his plans, speaking on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor team had made an announcement. In his first season with Washington after being acquired from the San Antonio Spurs as part of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. Bertans’ decision was first reported Monday by ESPN and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with his plans, speaking on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor team had made an announcement. In his first season with Washington after being acquired from the San Antonio Spurs as part of a three-team deal in July 2019, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound from Latvia was...
    Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans is going to sit out when the NBA season resumes in Disney World.Bertans is a pending free agent, in the midst of a career-best season, and the Wizards have little chance of making the playoffs or advancing if they do.There will likely be similar players to Bertans, who do not want to go through the process of quarantining in the Disney bubble, risking sickness or injury, and threatening their future contracts.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The NBA's return inside a "bubble" in Walt Disney World is not for everyone, and some players are already planning to skip it. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans is going to...
    The first NBA player has decided to sit out the league’s restart. Wizards sharpshooter Davis Bertans has decided he will not play in Disney World in the NBA’s bubble attempt to finish out the season, ESPN.com reported. The league has continued forward with its plans despite Florida’s recent coronavirus spike and some black players’ concerns — led by Nets star Kyrie Irving — that basketball would distract from their fight against racial injustice after George Floyd was killed by a white cop in Minneapolis. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted that Bertans, a 27-year-old Latvian, is scheduled to be a free agent coming off his best season and has had two ACL tears in his career. The NBA has previously said players...
    RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, which manages Magic: The Gathering, a turn-based card game, announced that it would be removing cards and additional card imagery from its database due to “racist depictions.” One of the cards in question was titled “Invoke Prejudice” and was originally printed in 1994. Wizards stated in an accompanying post on its website that the card is “racist and made even worse by the multiverse ID it was unfortunately codified with years ago.” The card featured hooded figures, and the codified ID for the card was a reference to white nationalism. The announcement was made in a Twitter post by the company, which said, “There is no place for racism...
    John Wall told the Washington Wizards podcast Full Court Press the team wanted to send a unified statement amid the unrest from the George Floyd killing. On Sunday, the Washington Wizards released what they called a unified statement in response to the death of George Floyd. The message consisted of a collection of quotes from Wizards players. “Me and Brad [Beal], as leaders of the team, we started talking,” John Wall told the podcast Full Court Press on the Washington Wizards Podcast Network. “Then we had a group chat with all the players and we came up with the message, and asked the guys, ‘Do you agree with what we’re posting and do you want to join us?’ They all...
    Former NBA MVP and 1969 Rookie of the Year Wes Unseld died Tuesday morning following numerous health issues, including a recent bout of pneumonia. Unseld's family mourned the 74-year-old in a statement shared on Twitter by the Washington Wizards. "He was the rock of our family—an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends, and teammates. He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball, for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., cities he proudly wore on his chest for more than 20 years," the statement reads. Statement from the family of Wes Unseld.Rest easy, Wes â¥ï¸ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 2, 2020 Unseld began his professional career in...
    (CNN)Wes Unseld, the burly Hall of Famer who led the then-Washington Bullets to the franchise's only NBA championship, died Tuesday morning, his family said in a statement. He was 74.Unseld's family said he passed away surrounded by relatives and following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. "He was the rock of our family -- an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends and teammates," his family wrote. "He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., cities he proudly wore on his chest for so many years." Statement from the family of Wes Unseld.Rest easy, Wes ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards)...
    Hall of Fame basketball player Wes Unseld, who guided the Washington Bullets to their only championship in 1978, has died at the age of 74. The Wizards released a statement that read in part: “Wes Unseld passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. He was the rock of our family – an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends and teammates. He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., cities he proudly wore on his chest for so many years.” Statement from the family of Wes Unseld. Rest easy, Wes ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9...
    It’s been well-documented that Michael Jordan used any edge, perceived or imaginary, to motivate himself as a player. As an executive, he didn’t tolerate anyone disrespecting him, either. When Jordan was president of basketball operations for the Wizards during the 2000-01 season, he sometimes practiced with the team. Jordan ended up trading Laron Profit because Profit trash-talked him according to former Washington guard Richard Hamilton. “We used to talk trash to M.J. all the time, but it was only certain things that I would say. And [Profit] would sometimes say a little bit of extra stuff that. … I wouldn’t go there. “I remember one time, we were playing in practice, and Prof might’ve hit a shot on MJ, and...
    Former Detroit Pistons great Richard Hamilton recalled how Michael Jordan would practice with the Washington Wizards when they were teammates back in 2001. CLYDE DREXLER FIRES BACK AT MICHAEL JORDAN AFTER DISRESPECT IN 'THE LAST DANCE' According to Hamilton, he and teammate Laron Profit would trash talk Jordan during team scrimmages, and there was one specific time Profit definitely crossed the line. He got the better of Jordan on one play and told him, “You can’t guard me with them old-ass knees.” Jordan was immediately “heated,” Hamilton said, and it carried into the start of the offseason. MICHAEL JORDAN REFUSED TO PLAY WITH ISIAH THOMAS ON 1992 'DREAM TEAM' "He was heated to the point that when I went to my...