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Washington Wizards Media Day 2012: Seen on the Scene

Updated: October 1, 2012

The Set.

Media Day has been over for several hours and the Washington Wizards have been officially media’d. Quotes, images and pixels of various natures have been broadcast. Hope has been expressed. Do we have the talent to make the playoffs? Yes. How will we come together as a team? We will see, that’s what training camp is for. Will it be tough without John Wall (and Nene to some extent)? Yes, but we’re going to try anyway.

Could one simply tell, from an affair such as media day, that the Wizards are a more mature, professional team? That’s the gut feeling. Have a conversation with Nene, Emeka Okafor, Martell Webster or Trevor Ariza — there’s a difference compared to other teams in recent memory. Now young Wizards have guys they can look toward, knowing their experience, knowlege, and professionalism will provide answers they can trust. There is still as much uncertainty as to what these 2012-13 Wizards will do on the court as the last couple of seasons, but there’s much more of an underlying sense of confidence that they can stay together and tackle any adversity, that they can deflect any punches instead of simply rolling with them.

Make no mistake, until they prove themselves otherwise in the win-loss column, these are still the same Wizards. But it’s a changing franchise. And this year is a new team — the freshest start Les Boulez have had in about a decade.

But talk is talk, which is exactly what media day is for. People are tired of talk. The Wizards are less than a week from their first preseason game and training camp starts tomorrow. Time to get to work, NBA basketball is here.

Seen on the Scene: Wizards Media Day 2012

photos via Kyle Weidie, Truth About It.net

A New Big Three?
Bradley Beal, Nene & John Wall.

Jannero Pargo,
the newest Washington Wizard.

(and the oldest Wizard… the only one born in the 70s — Oct. 22, 1979)

Jordan Crawford and the anti-game face.

Nene loves to smile for the media.

The future and the somewhat distant future:
John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Cartier Martin stands tall
while the headband goes in a circle.

The innocence of Jan Vesely.

“Who, me? {chuckle}”
-Jordan Crawford

Cook Book Strong.

Ted and Jan.

Ted and Jordan.

Let me check that ear.

Wall just wants to ball.

“Goodbye until later.”
-John Wall

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.