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The Growth of the Wizards

Thomas Alter | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Thomas Alter

For the better part of the last decade, the Washington Wizards have been a walking NBA representation of Murphy's Law. But the team has finally made a jump to become an Eastern Conference contender.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Playoffs: Home-Court Means Nothing And Don't Call Portland Fool's Gold | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Sports

The NBA playoffs are rolling along, and so far, the home-court setting has proven perilous. In fact, home teams are only 7-9 through the first 16 game...

WATCH: Basketball Player Joins Opposing Team Huddle

Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat had a little fun against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. During the third quarter, the sneaky Gortat jo...

This Is How John Wall Won The Dunk Contest, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports

The easiest thing to understand about the NBA's revamped Slam Dunk Contest is that it only took John Wall one impressive dunk to win it, sort of. ...

WATCH: John Wall's Unreal Circus Shot

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

John Wall had his back to the basket after a hard foul from Chicago's Mike Dunleavy Jr., but it didn't matter. The Wizards point guard absorbed the hi...

PHOTO: Wizards Mock Heat Fans With 'Bandwagon Cam'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

The Washington Wizards not only dominated the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, the Verizon Center also had some fun at the expense of some Heat Fans in ...

John Wall Threw Down This 360-Dunk On The Lakers

Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

The Wizards made 46 baskets in their 116-111 win over the Lakers on Tuesday night but this one was the most fun to watch. After stealing the ball on t...

WATCH: Tipped Pass Fail Haunts Webster

Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports

Washington's Martell Webster happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time on Friday during a game against Toronto. The Wizards swingman acciden...

Jordan Schultz

Can The Heat Repeat Against Improved Eastern Conference? | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are setting their sights on a third straight NBA championship, trying to become just the fifth franchise in league his...

WATCH: Putback Dunk Sends Game Into OT

Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Here's something you don't see every day—or, hell, ever—in the NBA. During a preseason game between the W...

LOOK: Teenage LeBron Looked Pretty Psyched To Meet MJ

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2013 | Sports

While it looks like they only had the chance to exchange basic pleasantries, this photograph of a meeting between a teenage LeBron James and a past-hi...

NBA Draft Rumor Mill

Posted 06.27.2013 | Sports

As the 2013 NBA Draft rapidly approaches, the rumors continue to swirl. Whether they've been talking about potential trades or projecting picks, the u...

Washington Wizards Wikipedia Refers To Jason Collins As A 'Faggot'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Washington Wizards Wikipedia page was recently altered so that a blurb about Jason Collins' coming out referred to the athlete as a "faggot." Qu...

Is America, and Pro Sports, Really Ready for Active Gay Players?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

Once we get past the hoopla and the effusive praise for the pioneering 34-year-old currently with the Washington Wizards, the real question remains: what does his historic coming-out mean for him, the NBA, pro sports and society as a whole?

Moment of Truth

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Jamie Lee Curtis

Yesterday Jason Collins changed the world forever when he told the truth. Yesterday Jason Collins told the NBA, the players and fans that he was a gay man. It is the moment of truth that the world has been waiting for.

Third Time Hasn't Been the Charm for Doug Collins

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

Love him or hate him, Doug Collins is the Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, and for the time being, that's how it will stay.

WATCH: Announcer Blows Game-Ending Call

Posted 02.28.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing At the end of Wednesday night's Wizards-Pistons game, Washington Wizards play by play man Steve Buckhantz gave us o...

Lowly Wizards Starting to Turn It Around

Thomas Alter | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports
Thomas Alter

Rest assured, the Wizards are not suddenly some juggernaut. Their 13-35 record puts them in second to last place in the Eastern Conference and that unimaginable start to the season basically ruined any playoff hopes they may have had.

What Are The Wizards Up To This Time?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards want you to see them live. If the return of John Wall and wins against power-houses Chicago Bulls, Los Angele...

LOOK: John Wall's 'Blessed' Return To The Court

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's fun to watch the Wizards again. John Wall made his long-awaited return to the court with a Wizards victory against the Atlanta Hawk...

WATCH: 'Leapfrog Block,' Crossover Highlight Wall-Smith Battle

Posted 01.15.2013 | Sports

John Wall and Ish Smith had quite the battle on Monday night. Oh by the way, John Wall is back. Early in the second quarter, Wall nearly got the b...

The Weirdest Celebration In Sports?

Buzzfeed | Posted 12.19.2012 | Sports

DeShawn Stevenson can't feel his face. And he hasn't been able to feel it for many years. This is DeShawn Stevenson. I'm not sure why he has a Band...

Did RG3 Help Wizards Stun Heat?

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Sports

Robert Griffin III seems to have the Midas touch. The rookie quarterback has led the Redskins back to .500 with three straight wins, each coming again...

GIF: Wizards' Fast Break Fail

Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

The Washington Wizards have played 12 games and haven't been able to win any of them. They've played so poorly that Charles Barkley refuses to call th...

Jon Bon WHO?

NBC Washington | Posted 10.18.2012 | DC

Professional rocker Jon Bon Jovi attend the Wizards' 104-101 preseason loss to the Raptors in Toronto Wednesday. Before the game, The Washington Post'...