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New Wizards Show Up In Verizon Center Hallways, In Uniform

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Updated: August 17, 2010

Ever find yourself wondering when and if Kirk Hinrich wore a white home Wizards jersey with an Abe Pollin commemorative patch? Me neither. But thanks to the magic of Photoshop, or another graphic design/photo editing software that a tech guy insists is better, and my observations of the Verizon Center hallways while covering a Washington Mystics game on Sunday, you now have a where and a how, just not a when, because it’s actually never.

If none of that makes sense, good … I’ve lost you. See, much has been made of what’s displayed on the interior and exterior of the Verizon Center. Well, not really. It was only made over Gilbert Arenas and how his banner was removed from the outside of the arena, his face removed from pre-game video montages, and his jersey removed from sales availability. His image was scrubbed, they said … except for the various photos that were still posted around the locker room, and on the hallway wall outside an entrance, across which there’s also an entrance to the Wizards’ practice facility. So Gilbert really never left the arena. (Remember when it seemed all but guaranteed that he’d never play in a Wizards uniform again?)

Anyway … the pictures on those walls, which display several members of the team, must be dynamic and resourceful, because they’ve changed several times over the past months. And well, if a player hasn’t exactly appeared in a real game, the pictures must be adjusted. So let’s take a look at a couple more guys who’ve never played in a Wizards uniform, in a Wizards uniform…

John Wall (no patch) …

And I really wish there was a better picture of him. Not that this is a bad picture, but it looks off. Maybe it’s the awkward fist pound motion he’s making.

Yi Jianlian — ‘Hi, how ya doin’?’

His face almost says … “I realize that I’m a role player.”

And Gilbert Arenas, already sporting his new No. 9 with Andray Blatche…

And the rest of the pictures that have been hanging around for a bit longer…

Gilbert Arenas

Andray Blatche

JaVale McGee

Nick Young

Al Thornton

Josh Howard

NOT PICTURED: Hilton Armstrong, Trevor Booker, Hamady N’diaye, Kevin SeraphinCartier Martin and Emir Preldzic.

And now … Gang Starr – Step In The Arena …




  • Tom

    Agree about the John Wall pic. Couldn’t they find a Kentucky one and Photoshopped that?

  • John Townsend

    The John Wall picture looks off because the Photoshop artist made the right side of his body gigantic. He’s like a fiddler crab … or Rafael Nadal.