What If….?


Was brainstorming this afternoon about all of Washington’s mishaps this past decade. They say hindsight is 20/20, and I’d tend to agree. Imagine if all of the following events had never occurred…

What If…

  • Michael Jordan never became President of All Basketball Operations in 2000?
  • Kwame Brown wasn’t chosen number one?
  • Michael Jordan never returned to play for the Wizards?
  • Richard Hamilton hadn’t been traded for Jerry Stackhouse?
  • Ernie Grunfeld had never been hired as GM?
  • Washington didn’t traded the fourth pick in the 2004 draft for Antawn Jamison?
  • Larry Hughes didn’t betray D.C. for the Cavaliers?
  • LeBron James had been called for traveling in the 2006 playoffs?
  • Gilbert Arenas would’ve made those free throws in the same series?
  • Gerald Wallace never fell onto Gilbert Arenas’s knee?
  • Gilbert never signed that 111 million dollar contract?
  • Washington kept the fifth pick instead of trading for Randy Foye and Mike Miller?
  • Javaris Crittenton never gambled with Agent Zero?
  • Gilbert had kept his guns at home?
  • Caron “Tough Juice” Butler remained a Wizard?
  • Brendan Haywood was still in town?
  • Antawn Jamison wasn’t sent to Cleveland?
  • Josh Howard didn’t injure his knee?
  • Mike Miller took more than three shots a game?
  • The lottery balls didn’t go Washington’s way?
  • John Wall was never a Wizard?

I’d say the last thought is the scariest.

NBA number one draft pick John Wall holds up a Washington Wizards basketball jersey during a news conference upon his arrival in Washington June 25, 2010. The Wizards selected=

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  • Jeremy

    I think the 2nd one there is the biggest, along with the trading of high draft picks. I know the Clippers turned the 2nd pick in the Kwame draft into Elton Brand, so going from the mess that was Kwame to a legit 20-10 guy at the time would’ve been huge. Then again Kwame was the key to landing Caron Butler.