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Daily ShareBullets: On the eve of official

Updated: July 7, 2010

[Florida Ave. & 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C.]

Good news kids. The salary cap is set at $58.044 million. By the time you read this post, it will be official. More to come….

On Wednesday John Wall, Trevor Booker and Hamady Ndiaye made an appearance at the Wizards basketball camp at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. There was a ‘Media Advisory’ from the team alerting the press to this fact beforehand. Let media reports on Twitter about the media frenzy begin. The WaPost’s Gene Wang Tweeted: “Just got to Spalding HS. More media here than for most of the Wizards’ regular season games.” The Washington Examiner’s Craig Stouffer had: “More kids or media at #wizards camp? Running neck and neck,” and an accompanying picture.

Here’s a picture of “H” — Hamady N’diaye — with the kids via WashingtonWizards.com, credit to Ned Dishman.

John Wall and Hamady N’diaye workout together at 1 am. Thank you basketball gods.
[Washington Examiner]

The Wizards will play their first summer league game in …. whatever the countdown clock says on this website. Yes, a countdown clock until John Wall’s debut. For a great primer on NBA Summer Leagues in general, check out …

The Washington Wizards official Twitter account reported Tweeted that John Wall said he thinks he’s done with the John Wall Dance (using the HashTags #Wizards and #Gamechanger no less). John Wall then replied (via @jimmywa11) to the @WashWizards Tweet saying, “naw I’m not.” This, of course, made Mike Prada happy because he wants to see more people embarrass themselves by attempting to do the John Wall Dance. Get all that?
[SB Nation DC]

“If this means I get to see more TV reporters beg the kid to flex his muscles, I’m fine with the dance living to see another shimmy.”
[DC Sports Bog]

The Washington City Paper is concerned with the fact that a duo of Georgia amateur wrestlers have a finishing more called “The Marion Barry” (and it’s performed on women in the ring, for some reason), but I’m more interested in the fact that the pair calls themselves “The Washington Bullets.”

One of the best things I’ve seen in a long time, including commentary on: “ESPN’s Chris Broussard has learned through independent sources that LeBron will announce his decision on ESPN.” {Is it a set up? Or is ESPN reporting on its own secrets?}
[Brain on Funk]

Bloggers aren’t the only ones infiltrating the traditional media world, players themselves are also dispersing the power of reporting. And LeBron is like some sort of tipping point, so says Will Leitch.
[The New Yorker]

Darren Rovell doesn’t think LeBron will sign for less than four years.
[CNBC Sports Biz]

Michael Wilbon compares the time he had to choose between the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post to the free-agent decisions of LeBron, Wade et. al. And Wilbon can probably only do this because he has mad name-droppin’ phone numbers in his celly.
[Washington Post]

“Woj” is “Woj” in his latest piece on LeBron James. And I agree with much of what he’s saying, just not so viciously.
[Yahoo! Sports]

The more I read pieces like the one linked above, and the following one by Lisa Taddeo that appeared in Esquire in ’08, among others, the more I think Maverick Carter and LeBron will go to New York (Manhattan or Brooklyn).

Stan Van Gundy calls Chris Bosh the “lapdog” of Dwyane Wade.
[Orlando Sentinel, via Ball Don’t Lie]

Dimitri Young gets caught with permission to ease his pain.
[DC Sports Bog]

After reading this, British accents seem kinda phony.
[Nick Patrick]

“Kwame is about to fool another one…RT @SherrodbCSN: Doc Rivers on workout w/Kwame Brown : “He’s a better athlete than I thought.”

“Highlight from #wizards rookies visit to bball camp this pm: Hamady N’Diaye’s answer for nearly every kid’s question: “Blocked shots.””

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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.