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Game Changer: John Wall’s New Verizon Center Banners

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Updated: June 25, 2010



Remember when the Wizards removed Gilbert Arenas’ banner from the facade of the Verizon Center?

Of course you do. It was kind of a big deal.

It was a big deal to Arenas. It was a big deal to the local NBC television camera crew that just ‘happened’ to be there to capture it. It was a big deal to the media … a blog-worthy moment of an infamous instance in franchise history.

Sounds dramatic, huh?

Well, Wizards fans, forget about all that. The Wizards implore you to. John Wall is their new banner boy. Where Arenas’ name used to make its mark on the 6th Street side of the Verizon Center has now been replaced by a Wall.

And not only are banners the new style, but the exterior of the arena, including the ground, columns, doors and wherever else things will stick, is draped with the John Wall “Game Changer” marketing campaign. Kinda makes the previous covertness of his first overall selection pretty silly when the printing presses must have been running for weeks.

Welcome to a changed game, whatever that means … hopefully more than 26 wins last season or the 19 in the season before. I’ve got a pretty good feeling it will.

[Big ups to Truth About It's Adam McGinnis for all of the photos.]



7 Comments

  1. Eric

    June 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    All in all it’s just a-nother brick in the Wall.

  2. Chris Humpherys

    June 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Congrats on the pick… I think.

    Isn’t it amazing that since 1985, only two players, Duncan and Robinson, won titles with the teams that drafted them. And in my opinion, you can pretty much cross the Admiral off that list since he didn’t win shit ’til Timmy got there.

    With the talent that’s gone at #1 over the years, you’d think it’d be a little higher than that.

    Here’s my take at http://sportschump.net/2010/06/25/chumpservations-vol-14-john-wall-wimbledon-texas-rangers-world-cup-soccer-landon-donovan-steve-smith-and-dick-vitale-impressions/3972/

  3. Incandescent Rex

    July 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

    “gamechanger” is the new “think outside the box” and “threw me under the bus”. So overused and misused. But in this case, I say perfect use.

  4. ahsan

    July 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I would like to see the Wizards sign Rodney Carney. Just picture this:

    John Wall
    Gilbert Arenas
    Rodney Carney

    That is a major PROBLEM and a THREAT to other teams!!

    Anyone agree?

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