Wizards Game 35 at Chicago Bulls Recap: I’ll call this the tipping point
Last night was the first time this season that I just watched the game, instead of trying to take notes/blog during. I can’t say whether it caused me to have a different perspective, but it led me to finally conclude: we are just a bunch of losers (oh, the “we” thing….no, I’m not on the Wizards, nor part of the franchise, but I am a fan, and “with” the team in good times and in bad).
You might be asking yourself what took me so long to come to said conclusion? Sure, the Wizards have been bad pretty much all year, but there have been signs of hope. And despite Mike Wise writing off this season as an inevitable mulligan four days ago (although technically not a “do-over”), some, perhaps myself included, thought that the Wizards could come together as a team, show some spry, accumulate some wins, and then look up and see themselves suddenly in a playoff chase.
Not so, not so at all. I’m not going to call out veterans like Caron Butler or Antawn Jamison for not trying. No, they’re out there, seemingly giving it their all. And I’m not going to call anyone else out for misplaced effort. Well, maybe Andray Blatche…I mean does the picture below look like a guy who is ready to play a basketball game?
Last night, it was the little things that you don’t think about, a bobble of the ball, a travel, that led me to succumb to the thought of writing the entire 2008-2009 season off. I twittered this, and even made the same comment on the Bullets Forever game thread, but I’ll reiterate: The Washington Wizards are simply stuck in a state of mental absence from the game of basketball.
- At first when Tapscott wasn’t playing JaVale McGee, I was like “meh” — but now I’ve reached my own tipping point and feel that him not being on the court is absurd. Tapscott previously stated that Joakim Noah would be a good matchup for JaVale. Well, Joakim was on the court last night and McGee was nowhere to be seen. Even when Tapscott was ejected with about 10 minutes left in the 4th, Randy Ayers couldn’t show McGee some loves. What gives?
- I take something like this (Caron Butler on the John Thompson Show talking about the possibility of Gilbert Arenas coming back) also as a sign of Caron’s apathy towards playing out this season.
- Weird Game – Bullets Forever
- Wizards’ Loss a Result Of Familiar Bad Habits – Washington Post
- Bulls 98, Wizards 86 – Wizards Insider
- Postgame Rap – Wizards Outlet
- Wizards take another step back – Washington Times
- Bulls Show Washington How it’s Done. Obama’s Turn Next? – Bulls Blog
- Chicago Bulls 98 vs. Washington Wizards 86 – DaBullz.com
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