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LINKS: Wolf Blitzer Celebrates With G-Wiz, Pegs Wizards For A Comeback

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Updated: May 14, 2010

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is a big Wizards fan — meaning that to celebrate his 20th year with the network, Wolf was given a custom Blitzer #20 Wizards jersey and presented a cake by G-Wiz, team mascot … who (or is G-Wiz a ‘which’ or a ‘that’) goes on to endorse Elena Kagan, Larry King and Nelson Mandela. Random, I know. Watch.


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“As owners it is our job to build our teams around our stars. In the playoffs it is who has the best system, the best role players, and who creates the momentum and rides it ALL THE WAY to conclusion.” -Ted Leonsis


The Washington Post’s Mike Wise writes:

“At 25, LeBron is in danger of becoming the NBA’s Alex Ovechkin — heavenly regular season, hellish playoff finale.”

One thing to note. These two couldn’t be further apart in personality. Ovechkin is the type of guy who’s shown up at Wizards games, walked around by himself the concourse and stood in line for concessions just like everyone else. When LeBron makes public appearances, he’s surrounded by entourages, protectionism and entitlement.


There’s a new book coming out, Pacific Rims, about the Filipino passion for basketball. Over there, b-ball is like soccer is to most countries in the world outside of the United States. Click here for a video about the book from author, Rafe Bartholomew.


SB Nation: Sad news out of Cleveland, this video.

Both Teams Played Hard: The LeBron “I’m not going to disappoint anybody” poster.

Joe Posnanski: One Last Bitter Moment…. great commentary on LeBron’s most recent basketball game, where King James is called wooden and is indirectly compared to an ambulance.

NBA Off-Season: LeBron is even apathetic toward hugging puppies.

The Sporting Blog: Nice Photoshop work of LeBron’s disappearing act from the LSUFreek

Forbes: D.C. is the 7th most miserable sports city — and for some reason a picture of Flip Saunders is used to convey this. I think there are better choices out there, but I guess Forbes didn’t want to offend Danny Snyder. [hat tip: DC Sports Bog] Cleveland was ranked 6th by the way.

The Sporting Blog: Nothing good can come from associating with Tim Donaghy.

True Hoop: Mark Cuban’s house may not be in that good of shape … and now he’s got the contracts of Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson on his hands. Bonus: click the link for a great pic of Cuban fist pounding Commissioner Stern.

Brain On Funk: A wallpaper retrospective of the Washington Wizards.

Dime Magazine: This Ryan Hollins dunk on Andray Blatche was named honorable mention in the NBA 2009-10 Poster Dunks awards.

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