Wizards Win NBA Draft Lottery and The Media Loses Its Ever-Loving Mind

May 19th, 2010 by CJ Hempfield Leave a reply »

A few years ago, one could argue that the Wizards became the darling of the NBA.  Under Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan the Wizards made the playoffs four years in a row and, as many of us who live in the DMV have heard much too often, they even had the best record in the East - prior to the 06/07 All-Star break.  Hell, as recently as this season, the Wizards were a popular candidate to again compete with the best in the East. 

However, today most in the popular press want to lead off their Wizards draft lottery stories by focusing on the infamous gun issue and use it to describe what prevented the Wizards from recapturing the glories of its recent past.  More insulting still, they want to use it as a means to describe the Wizards franchise as a fatally flawed organization that no one would want to play for.  And while that incident clearly, was a significant contributing factor, there were many other issues that plagued the team.  And all of those issues in total, ultimately wrecked the 2009/10 Wizards season.  (I highly recommend reading Michael Lee of the Post, Truthaboutit and Bullet ...

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