Paul Pierce walked onto the court for media day wearing a No. 34 Washington Wizards jersey, complete with a red sweatband on his forehead and a red wristband pulled almost all the way up to his left elbow.
The buzz in this city is palpable at the mere thought the hometown hero would return to his roots and play for the Wizards in 2016.
As Bradley Beal continues his campaign to make the USA Basketball team, he says he hasn’t yet begun recruiting any of his American teammates to consider D.C. as they become free agents in the coming years, but he will.
The Wizards have done a remarkable job with free agency this offseason, in positioning themselves to win now, and also possibly make a run at Kevin Durant in 2016.
John Wall, Bradley Beal’s backcourt mate with the Wizards, has not been named yet.
The Washington Wizards’ future revolves around John Wall and Bradley Beal. Now the team has to decide who else will tag along.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat heard the question and waited several seconds before speaking. He took a deep breath. Cleared his throat.
Big Roy Hibbert came up with a big answer for his critics and his teammates Wednesday night.
Bradley’s Beal’s magnificent performance in the Wizards 102-96 second-round Game 1 victory didn’t go unnoticed by opposition, with Pacers guard Paul George calling the 20-year-old a “superstar” who’s “on the rise.”
“We knew we were better than this team before we even played them,” Bradley Beal said of his Wizards heading into their series against the Bulls, he told The Junkies on Friday.