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Kobe Bryant Taking Cues From Paul Pierce’s Game

Kobe Bryant turned 36 years old last weekend and is entering his 18th NBA season. Add to that he’s coming off an injury, it’s not hard to envision some significant changes to his game. Bryant has reportedly looked to a former foe for inspiration on changing up his game, Paul Pierce. In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the player he is analyzing, as an example...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe studying Paul Pierce to help adjust his game

Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had.  In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. According to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball, Bryant...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014-15?

“With the third pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards select Otto Porter Jr. from Georgetown University.” That was about as much excitement that came with the name Otto Porter Jr. in the NBA last season. Porter, the 2013 Big East Player of the Year and first team All-American, had an extremely disappointing […] Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Advanced Metrics, Ugly John Wall Truth

I’m not a stats geek, but I can appreciate some of the advanced metrics in the NBA. There’s an inherent need in all of us to quantify what an individual contributes to the team and those metrics do a lot to help us out. Sometimes the metrics pump out an ugly truth we don’t want […] Washington Wizards: Advanced Metrics, Ugly John Wall Truth - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new (awesome) alternate uniforms

Ted Leonsis’s Summer Loving Tour has been nearly utopian in the opinion of most. One thing that factored in to it was when he delivered a hit with the first alternate uniform for his Washington Wizards since 2006. Make no mistake about it, the announcement of a new uniform is a big deal, there are […] The post The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new ...
Via Hoop District
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and David Adkins, hired later in the summer to serve as the Wizards’ player development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat uses cement mixer for his Ice Bucket Challenge

As we continue our ongoing coverage of NBA players/coaches doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest man to take on the challenge in Washington Wizards big man, Marcin Gortat. After being challenge by professional soccer player Robert Lewandowski and a host of others, Gortat took on the challenge with a rather unique twist. Instead of getting just one bucket of water dumped on himself...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat meets Usain Bolt in Instagram photo

Recently, Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has become an NBA player that you need to follow on social networking sites. Today, Gortat is back home in Poland and got the chance to meet noted Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. Check out Gortat and Bolt posing for an Instagram photo with the below classic caption: My game is getting bigger and bigger people !!!:) here getting...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall learns Little Apple dance moves during China tour

In case you didn’t know already, Washington Wizards guard John Wall is currently touring in Asia with Adidas and during his time in China, he got to learn some sweet new dance moves. Wall was taught a dance move from the Chopsticks Brothers music video called “Little Apple” and in the below Instagram video, check out John doing his best to dance it out: Nice dance moves, John...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene compares Anthony Davis to Dhalsim from Street Fighter

Washington Wizards forward Nene plays against New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis twice a year. So you would think that Nene would know how to play against Davis right? Well Davis and his US teammates faced Brazil’s National Team last Saturday and Nene watched Davis show why he is one of the premier young players in the league. After the game, Nene spoke to the media and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15

The Washington Wizards won 44 games last season, their highest win total since the 2004-05 season. With another year of experience under the belt for a dynamic backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal plus a slew of veterans including a future Hall of Fame addition in Paul Pierce, many think the Wizards will improve […] Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15 - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Hangs Out with Al Pacino on Private Jet

The 1983 film Scarface became legendary among the generations that followed. It’s legendary status is examplified among the hip-hop culture-based NBA. Players had displayed their love for the film, showcased in the old MTV Cribs episodes. That’s why it’s such a big deal when newly acquired Washington Wizards Paul Pierce posts a picture of him and Scarface star Al Pacino (Tony...
Via KCM Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce and Al Pacino Are Private Plane BFF’s

We have absolutely zero clue what is happening here, but we love every bit of it. The big question we have is what was the main breakfast course? I am assuming some sort of egg white omelette for The Truth, but I’d really love to know what Al dined on. Paul Pierce had just checked out Al Pacino performing his “Pacino: One Night Only” show at the Terry Fator Theatre at the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall got some new tattoos

It looks like Washington Wizards guard John Wall has had a pretty busy summer. Not only was he part of Team USA (briefly), but looks like he has had some new art work done as well. According to Bruce Ely’s Instagram, the work was completed by Tattoos By Randy. Here’s another shot from their Instagram page: What do you guys think? That’d be cool if we could get him to throw...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiz bang: Team USA makes first wave of cuts

USA Basketball has made their first wave of cuts, and the Washington Wizards backcourt can definitely expect to have a ship on their shoulders entering next season. Team USA cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap from its roster on Monday according to Adrian Wojnarowski.   USA Basketball cut Washington's John Wall, Bradley Beal and Atlanta's Paul Millsap today, sources...
Via Thacover2
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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