A D.C. pic, bullets of Wizards links, and words with those links…
A man with a plan, and a pizza.
[Meridian Hill Park, 16th St. NW - Washington, D.C. - photo: K. Weidie]
> John Wall, at his young age, understands how important it is to be an ambassador for the game of basketball and for professional athletes. He also seems to know that it’s part of his job, but in a sense where when he does good deeds, they don’t have to involve a big production or show. He just does them. He takes extra time to sign autographs, all the time… excessively. I’ve seen this. And now, I’m imagining that over time you’ll hear more and more great stories like this one relayed by Dan Steinberg.
[DC Sports Bog]
> Washington Post music writer David Malitz makes a good observation … should the ’04-’08 “Glory Years” Wizards be celebrated as the first team to reap benefit from the Internet age (partially thanks to the rise of blogs, prominently via Dan Steinberg and Gilbert Arenas)? I think so.
> The Washington Wizards, aka Ted Leonsis, might be looking into what it would take to own a D-League team. This is a good thing.
> Remember the Popeye Jones who played for the Wizards from 2000-02? You know, the looker? Well, all three of his sons play hockey, and one of them is pretty good, potentially a top-10 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
[The Post Game]
> Some pretty cool redesigns of NBA logos — Warriors, Hornets, Clippers, Nets and Kings — but the Wizards? I’m not so sure.
[Michael Weinstein Design]
> If David Kahn is not the George Costanza of the NBA, I don’t know who is. Has that been said before?
[Ball Don't Lie]
> J.J. Barea Sprite billboard in Puerto Rico evidently says: “Only my ribs hurt, but for Kobe, it’s his ego.”
> If you read a couple things this week, make sure it’s this from Spencer Hall: “College Coaches, Drinking, And The Two Men At The Rail”
> The ‘What-If’ Game… Thom Loverro:
“What people forget is [Michael] Jordan also played in the Arizona Fall League — against baseball’s top prospects — and batted .255. Jordan’s experiment with baseball ended when he was confronted with the notion of being a replacement player during the ongoing strike in spring training of 1995. Jordan returned to the NBA near the end of the 1995 season, and would go on to win three more NBA championships with the Bulls. But what if Jordan had continued to play baseball? What if he continued to improve just enough to stay with the game? How would that have changed history? What kind of legacies would we be arguing about now?”
> Local band The Five One with the new-look G-Wiz at the Herndon Festival: