All in all, Marcin Gortat is a pretty good NBA center. He's big, he's strong, he's got pretty nimble feet for his size. He sets devastating screens, he's an outstanding finisher rolling to the hoop, he's generally OK at being in the right place defensively. He also happens to be a ludicrously enormous and quite…
Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, and, uh, Wolf Blitzer attended last night's Pacers-Wizards game at Verizon Center. This, the TNT broadcast made sure to remind us, indicated the Big Deal-ness of the game. The stars came out to cheer on the Wizards!
[Bulls center Joakim Noah and Wizards center Marcin Gortat battle for control of the ball during the second half of Game 4 in Washington, Sunday. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 98-89. AP Photo/Alex Brandon.]
If you have watched much Washington Wizards basketball over the past four seasons, first of all, why, and I am so sorry—but also, you have seen John Wall chase down a ballhandler in transition, take off like a fucking F/A-18 off a carrier deck, and swat the absolute shit out of the ball. It's really something.
Willamette Week has a pretty great interview with Blazers center Robin Lopez, one of the smarter and funnier guys in the league. It's well worth your time, but I want to draw your attention to one cryptic exchange:
The Washington Wizards unveiled their Bullets- and nation-inspired new logos and uniforms in D.C. today. They're red, white, and blue, because of America, which team president Ernie Grunfeld says "our players love... It's appropriate that the Wizards, Mystics and Capitals now share their colors and the goal of…
Remember that rather gauche Sports Illustrated South Africa fake-cover ad campaign? The one with Der Führer getting the ol' SI jinx dropped on his head? Well, the magazine now claims it didn't like the ads, either.