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John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 16, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Wall: Team USA ‘Left Two of the Best Young Guys in the League Off the Team’

John Wall has had plenty of bulletin board material to propel him to new heights this season, starting with being cut from Team USA. His goal, he says, it to “let them know they left two of the best young guys in the league off the team.”

12/17/2014

Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is carted off the field after being injured in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Vote: The Top 10 D.C. Sports Stories of 2014

2014 has seen the rise and fall of some of our most heroic athletes in the nation’s capital. Through all the cheers, bitten finger nails and tears, help us pick the absolute BEST D.C. sports stories of the year.

12/15/2014

Nene handles the ball against the Utah Jazz at the Verizon Center on December 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Overcome Sluggish Start, Top Jazz 93-84

For a while, the Washington Wizards seemed determined to make the game live down to its billing. That turnover-filled first half? It looked more like a bad practice.

12/15/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Orlando Magic during the game on December 10, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bradley Beal: John Wall ‘Leads Us and We Follow’

John Wall is still playing with the chip on his shoulder of a guy who want to be the “best point guard in the league,” Bradley Beal says of his teammates’ extraordinary play, adding, “he leads us and we follow.”

12/11/2014

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards tips in the game winning basket against the Orlando Magic on December 10, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Beat Magic on Miller-to-Beal Alley-Oop Layup with 0.8 Seconds Left (Watch)

The Washington Wizards edged out the Orlando Magic 91-89 Wednesday night, when Bradley Beal tipped in a perfect inbound lob from Andre Miller as the final 0.8 seconds expired.

12/11/2014

John Wall of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Why Colin Cowherd No Longer Holds John Wall Doing the Dougie in 2010 Against Him

Since John Wall introduced himself to the NBA in 2010, Colin Cowherd has taken every opportunity to bash the Wizards guard. That’s now changed. So, what changed?

12/09/2014

John Wall breaks down in tears following a 133-132 overtime win over the Celtics. (Screen grab via CSN Washington)

John Wall Breaks Down in Tears After Dedicating Win to Late 6-Year-Old Friend

John Wall dedicated the Wizards win over the Celtics to his six-year-old friend Miyah, who passed away Monday of Burkitt’s lymphoma. Wall broke down in a post-game interview.

12/09/2014

Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics goes for the basket against the Washington Wizards during the game on December 7, 2014 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Hold on Against Wizards, 101-93

The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way.

12/08/2014

Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics goes for the lay up against Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards during the game on December 7, 2014 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Hold on Against Wizards, 101-93

Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards 101-93 Sunday in Paul Pierce’s return.

12/07/2014

Kris Humphries #43 high fives teammate John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during the game on December 5, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards See Double in Easy Win Over Nuggets

The Washington Wizards are off to their best start in 40 years. Their 13-5 record has particularly impressed Paul Pierce, who was with 11 playoff teams and one that won the NBA championship.

12/06/2014

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