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After recently contemplating life, today, August 22, is Andray Blatche’s birthday. He is 25-years old, which is an entire quarter of a century of life experience. Along with Blatche, the likes of former Washington Bullets Terry Catledge and Michael Curry, former Maryland Terp Obinna Ekezie, along with, naturally, SNL’s Kristen Wig, Wu-Tang’s the GZA, singer Tori Amos, football’s Bill Parcells, and John Lee Hooker of blues legend also all celebrate birthdays today.
The celebratory festivities took place this past weekend at Dream Nightclub in Miami Beach… AND DRAY GOT A WIZARDS BIRTHDAY CAKE! (Old man Wizards logo, but new colors!)
According to Basketball-Reference.com, 48 NBA players have seen over 8,600 minutes in over 380 games, scoring over 3,800 total points and snagging over 2,000 total rebounds, in their NBA careers before the age of 25. Of those 48 players, Blatche ranks 41st in PER. Well, here’s to the future…
God Shammgod… Yes, that God Shammgod, has a son who is a rising senior at his dad’s alma mater in New York City, La Salle High School.The son is called Shammgod Wells, which was what his father was originally called in high school before changing to God Shammgod.
Classically D.C. at Capital Punishment?
[Miles] Rawls explained that the major problem was the result of individuals producing and selling counterfeit tickets for the biggest summer league game the District has seen in years. After looking over the tickets collected from the game, Rawls realized that some of them had been duplicated. “I don’t want people thinking I oversold. That’s not what happened,” Rawls said on Sunday in a telephone interview. “I got a ticket with 085 on it. You know how many times I got that ticket? Twelve times.”
[via Michael Lee, Wizards Insider]
Y’all ever see Yi Jianlian throw a dunk down like this? Probably not in America.
Royce Young seems to have a difficult time, but ultimately concludes, regarding Saturday’s controversial block call in favor of Kevin Durant and Team Goodman at Capital Punishment: “On first look, I said no doubt it was a charge. Then on second and third, it looks like Harden isn’t there quite yet and sort of flops to try and sell it.”
A day in the life of Caron Butler? Evidently.
TAI’s John Townsend takes part in ESPN’s 5-on-5 regarding the Chicago Bulls.
The matchup between JaVale McGee and DeMarcus Cousins has sparked a debate.