When Gheorghe Muresan Slapped Fives With Earl Boykins & Leftovers From Game 36 vs. Detroit | Wizards Blog Truth About It.net

When Gheorghe Muresan Slapped Fives With Earl Boykins & Leftovers From Game 36 vs. Detroit

Updated: January 16, 2010

The above image is iconic in the history of the Washington Wizards/Bullets franchise. The 7’7″ Manute Bol, the 5’3″ Muggsy Bogues … it’s easy to see why.

And while the image below of the 7’7″ Gheorghe Muresan reaching out to slap fives with the 5’5″ Earl Boykins isn’t even close to being as iconic, it’s still pretty damn adorable.

Unfortunately, this scene had to come after yet another Wizards loss, their 24th of the season. The look on the kid’s face to the right says it all … notice his less than half-hearted attempt to give the Wizards a hand slap as they exit the court.

Washington has lost two games since, four in a row overall, and head into tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a record of 12-26. Flip Saunders is still searching for his 600th career win. I’m at the Verizon Center to cover the game and I’ll be rooting for him.

{leftovers: Wizards vs. Pistons in 4 frames}

{Trading Arenas?}

Some people think it will be hard to trade Arenas if he is reinstated into the NBA and his contract is not voided. Not so fast. His contract is not great, but there are always risk takers, such as the New York Knicks, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Sheridan on TrueHoop. Mark Stein also reports on reasons why Orlando might be interested in Arenas.

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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 lives in D.C. with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.