It never fails. Right after the ending timeout buzzer sounds, the Verizon Center ‘Kiss Cam’ operator pans to a couple players on the opposing bench and giggles spread throughout the arena like a pandemic. I imagine that said cameraman is also crossing his fingers that he’s not by chance capturing the next John Amaechi in an uncomfortable situation.
But last Saturday against the Charlotte Bobcats, Juwan Howard served as not only a victim of boo-birds throughout the night, but also of Kiss Cam hijinx. No one is quite sure why Wizards fans hold a grudge against a man who simply took the money which was offered to him. Perhaps Howard was simply serving as an outlet for the frustrations of a lost season; either that or people just don’t like cats who get paid and then suck Nonetheless, as you will see in the photos and web hits below, Howard seemed to be a good sport about the whole ordeal.
The Wizards? Well, they haven’t been very sporting at all lately, have they?
Wizards-Bobcats Web Hits:
Attended the game on Saturday (obviously), and one of the few highlights can be found courtesy of Mac G’s World…..JaVale’s Jam.
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Headed down to the Verizon Center in Chinatown last Saturday night to see my Washington Wizards look uninterested in a loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. It wasn’t the end of the world, but I was disappointed nonetheless.
Attending the game in person, I had my ears listening for react quotes (Wire reference alert):
“The only bad thing about St. Patrick’s Day is that one year I took river-dance lessons…..” The quote by a mid-twenties girl, who surprisingly spent more time paying attention to the game than talking, then blurred into something about being drunk and dancing in bars. My head was buried into my hands upon hearing ‘river’ and ‘dance’ in the same sentence. I should’ve tried to set her up with my friend Chris.
“Awww he shook him…ohhh he shook him.” Middle-aged white man in his middle-aged white man voice in reference to Raymond Felton toying with Antonio Daniels.
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UPDATE: Found the clip of Nash tripping Felton.
Remember all that whining the Suns did last playoffs? Well, most of it revolved around Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw getting suspended. But….
*Side Rant* The rules for leaving the bench were implemented for a reason, a good reason. No exceptions should be made. Period.
And good for Commissioner Stern for not putting the rule up for discussion on the agenda for NBA owner meetings. For one, officials can’t always determine intentions when a player leaves the bench. But more importantly, neither can other players already involved in a potential situation. Plain and simple, fisticuffs in NBA basketball games have the ability to be defused easier and more quickly when you limit the possible number of players involved. And if the boundaries are broken, punishment should be handed down, no question.
But back to the Canadian.
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