Sports Columnists

  • Are the Wizards Ready for Atlanta?

    The Washington Wizards aren’t out of the woods yet, but they’re up 3-0 against the Toronto Raptors in a series that history says will end soon and favorably for the lower-seeded Wizards. Washington has outplayed Toronto at every turn, but there’s always room for improvement, ...

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  • Wizards Open up 3-0 Series Lead over Toronto

    The Washington Wizards came into their series against the Toronto Raptors as the underdog, but they quickly turned themselves into the favorites after two impressive road wins to open up the series. Washington kicked off the series with a 93-86 overtime win April 18 to stun the home Toronto ...

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  • Can the Washington Wizards Advance over Toronto?

    After a long season, everything is in place for the Washington Wizards as they prepare for the NBA’s postseason and their first round opponent, the Toronto Raptors. Toronto (49-33) and Washington (46-36) enter the Eastern Conference playoffs as the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively. Although ...

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  • Wizards Rest Wall as Postseason Nears

    With their playoff seeding virtually decided, the Washington Wizards used their second-to-last week of the regular season to get their star some much-needed rest. With only two games on the week’s slate, Washington took full advantage to give all-star point guard John Wall a pair of games off ...

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  • Another Viewpoint: ‘A Very Good Day’

    This past week, I spent the day at the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, the location for an event that is very dear to my heart. This was the venue for an awards luncheon named for Sam Lacy and Wendell Smith. For those of you ...

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  • Is LeBron James the NBA’s MVP?

    This season has been the year of the guard in the NBA. The top three MVP candidates are all dominant guards who love to score with the ball in their hand. Stephen Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have littered highlights with scoring binges and clutch baskets. With ...

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  • Should the Wizards Fire Randy Wittman?

    The Washington Wizards have floundered in the second half of the 2014-2015 NBA season and unless a magical postseason run happens, the campaign will be an average one. Washington continues to fumble double-digit leads, collapse defensively and lose games that stronger teams win with ease. Head ...

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  • Another Viewpoint – ‘Saga of Sam’

    As I continue my journey through the life of Hall of Fame sportswriter Sam Lacy, I find myself taking nostalgic looks at my own life. I was visiting with my deceased cousin’s wife, Sheila and her brother, Doug when a topic popped out of the conversation.  Doug had quite a colorful life ...

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  • Wizards Snap Four-Game Losing Streak with Overtime Win

    The Washington Wizards extended a late season four-game road trip into the week but it didn’t end well for the weary traveling team. With only a handful of weeks remaining in the season, the Wizards picked a bad time to lose four consecutive games. But a 30-plus point loss to the Golden State ...

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