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What You’re Doing On NBA Draft Thursday and Beyond

Updated: June 25, 2009

After the trade, NBA Draft Thursday lost a great deal of luster for Washington Wizards fans … we should be used to this, it’ll be the sixth straight year the team is not retaining a lottery pick.

But don’t worry, as has been indicated, Ernie Grunfeld will be working the trade hot-lines, and there’s still plenty to do:

1) Head over to Bullets Forever and take part in a ‘Darius Songaila vs. the 18th pick’ poll.

2) Brendan Haywood’s foray into blogging has received its fair share of attention. On top of that, it’s a huge contract year for the guy. Be sure and read the previous post, ‘Good Haywood vs. Bad Haywood (and neither are named Brenda)’

3) This site will be taking part in the ESPN True Hoop Network Live Blog-o-Rama-(Rama), organized by the good folks of Hardwood Paroxysm.

‘Cover It Live’ will be embedded here at Truth About It, so you’re welcome to stop by and check out commentary by NBA team bloggers from across the True Hoop Network … while dropping down some thoughts of your own.

4) Other Wizards/Bullets coverage: Bullets Forever will be having a couple draft night threads … I’ll be checking in over there as well to see what the knowledgeable community of Wiz fans have to say.

Also, Rashad Mobley of Hoops Addict will  be covering the draft live from the Verizon Center … be sure and drop by there to see Rashad’s draft night tid-bits from the Wizards’ home base.

And of course, Dave Johnson will be blogging from the draft room at the ‘official’ Washington Wizards blog.

There, think the bases are more than covered.

5) This weekend, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle is taking place on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. on Saturday and Sunday.

The NBA and Sprite are setting up outdoor basketball court on Penn. Ave between 9th and 10th (NW), and will have a ‘Slam Dunk Showdown’ featuring some of the best dunkers from D.C. —  the competition begins at 4pm on SaturdayDarryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder from the Planet Lovetron is set to be in attendance.

Below is a video for your viewing pleasure:

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.