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[Down 14th St. from Red Derby - NW Washington, D.C. - photo: K. Weidie]
> John Wall, in this photo, seems kinda bummed without the NBA.
> Go check out some Goodman League gear on sale for charity. #DMV
> Darvin Ham played 71 games for the Wizards during my last year in high school, so he certainly sticks out in my memory. Ham coached in the D-League last year and is a budding candidate for an NBA assistant coaching position. Now check out some bullets about his career.
> JaVale McGee is the Flying Buddha.
[The Basketball Jones]
I’ve featured the musical stylings of The Five One on a lot of videos for this blog. Well, they broke up… seems like one guy is going off on his own. What remains is Red Gold Green (Twitter: @RDGLDGRN) — check out their new video…
> This week’s Wizards Girl, Devon, would want the super power of “instant encouragement” if she could just possess one super power. That might come in handy with some of the Wizards players.
> Andray Blatche’s Foundation’s website look like something a hipster might design (screen shot below)… either that or somebody from 1996 on GeoCities. But as continues to be the theme, you got to start somewhere. Check it out. [Note: this site, to my knowledge, hasn't been confirmed as 100% legit.]
> JaVale McGee’s mama speaks up for him.
> John Wall wants to be in the dunk contest, or pretty much do anything that involves basketball it seems. I’d be surprised if he ever makes the NBA dunk contest. This summer Wall has shown that he’s found his hops again, but I’m not sure that he’s a dunk contest leaper. At least I don’t see Wall participating in the contest as-is, there are too few participants.
> In an edition of ‘Who’s Your Favorite Backup?’ check out which Washington Wizard I nominated.
> Just like Gilbert Arenas’ name might inspire an ‘amnesty clause’ in the next NBA CBA, whenever the hell that will happen, Yi Jianlian’s name has inspired a new rule from the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association), of which he is currently the only beneficiary. Via Beijing:
“…the former Washington Wizards forward won an exemption on Monday as the CBA announced a supplementary term to the rule on its official website. It states the rule only applies to “non-Chinese free agents who played in the NBA last season”, which allows Yi (pictured) to leave Guangdong, with which he won three titles from 2003-2007, to return to NBA when the lockout ends.”
> Former Washington Bullet Jeff Malone has been named to Mississippi State University’s All-Century team.
> Trevor Booker was one of the 25 who were recently named to the all-time Clemson men’s basketball team.
> Poor Michael Beasley… John Wall, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love evidently failed to show up for his charity game in Minnesota.
> If you have 4:43 to spare, this video of Jan Vesely is fun to watch.
[via Bullets Forever]
> Speaking of… the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest ft. Darvin Ham, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Michael Finley, Bob Sura and Chris Carr.
> JaVale McGee in the Philippines… looks fun. Be nice if I could do this if my job locked me out.
What on earth is Nick Young doing in this picture via his Twitter account?
Young did do some modeling earlier this summer, Deadspin called him a ‘hipster’… My guess is now he’s just fantasizing about his own American Apparel (“Am Appy”) scandalous advertisement photo shoot.
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Oh, well then…