Parties, commentary and links…
Antawn Jamison is on his own level and you can’t get on it, at least that’s what the promotional party flier above seems to indicate. Jamison’s level these days involves sitting out the past 13 games — likely the rest of the year — due to a broken pinkie finger; and he has to watch the 15-58 Cleveland Cavaliers all the time, which probably isn’t that much different than watching the 18-55 Wizards. Jamison’s level also involves getting paid over $13.3 million this season, which is a pretty nice level regardless of the environment. Back to the promotional flier … Jamison’s level will evidently be on display this Thursday at the Shadow Room, as he is welcomed back to D.C. with a party the night before his Cavs take on the Wizards. Speaking of the Shadow Room, that’s the venue where Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee once got on the level of fighting with each other outside the club on Christmas Eve. The Wizards are just a classic team, on so many levels.
In other team party news, Josh Howard, who has appeared in 409 minutes over 18 games this season, has lent his name to the Wizards-Heat post-game party at Oxygen tonight. The most recently injured Wizard, Trevor Booker, had provided his name for use as well. Wale will also be performing … I still wonder if he roots for the Cavaliers and/or Nuggets.
Washington will likely be with Andray Blatche as they play the Miami Heat tonight and without Trevor Booker, who could miss the last nine games of the season with a crack in the bottom of his right foot. It all sounds rather splendid.
The Wizards’ final record this year notwithstanding, or maybe it is, will people really look back and care if John Wall averaged at least nine assists per game during his rookie year, keeping him in company with Oscar Robertson, Damon Stoudemire and Mark Jackson?
I provided some thoughts about John Wall for a Dime Magazine piece.
If you’re one of the few people who have attended a Wizards game this year, you probably noticed that guy on the cheer squad — or whatever it’s called — dancing and doing crazy things around the arena to get the crowd hype. It was inevitable that a story would be written about him. David Rowell of the Washington Post does a pretty good job of doing so.
Read more about Othyus Jeffers.
Jimmer Fredette is like Gilbert Arenas? (So says Bethlehem Shoals)
Is it legal for an NBA player to pass it to himself off the backboard?
Great (long) article about shady high school basketball in the state of Florida, Miami to be exact.
[Miami New Times]
Awesome aerial photography from ’round the globe.