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Christmas and Being Grateful as Washington Wizards Fans


William Stokes:

Christmas time has come around, and most Wizards fans just wish the season was over already. The once high hopes for the Wizards have fallen by the wayside, and internal conflict is starting to show. But this is Christmas! This is the time to be grateful. Here are five things I’m thankful for this Christmas season.

  1. The Wizards: Yes, they are a bad basketball team, but it’s not like there aren’t a couple bright spots. When Nene is on the floor or when Jordan Crawford is cooking there is some small amount of joy in watching our favorite team.
  2. High draft picks: One of the clear external benefits of such a losing season is a high draft pick.  While some say that it’s a weak draft, it’s very hard to predict how good a prospect will be in the NBA. Kyrie Irving, one of the youngest superstars in the league, came out of the first draft pick of the supposed weak draft of 2011.
  3. Organization Change: A team can only stay so bad for so long. For all of the faults Ted Leonsis has, he is not one to totally ignore results. If the Wizards stay this bad, it will almost certainly lead to organization reform.
  4. The Wizards media: I only became a Wizards fan under a year ago, and I can attribute almost all my growth in basketball understanding to the great coverage done by all people covering the Wizards. From Michael Lee’s great work at Wizards Insider, Mike Prada at Bullets Forever, Kyle Weidie from, to all the other amazing sites out there that cover the Wizards. I don’t really interact with most of you, but I can’t stress enough how little I would know about basketball without all of the incredible Wizards sites out there covering the team from a day to day basis, and how grateful I am for all of you.
  5. All the fans!: This is self-explanatory. I wouldn’t care about writing at all without other people. It’s great interacting with others on twitter, whether I’m right or wrong.

Happy Holidays everyone! Remember that even in this terrible season at least we have basketball and the great things that come along with having a team to root for. Have a great Christmas.


Ben Mehic:

It’s Christmas, Wizards fans, and we’re only sporting three wins for the season. I realize that it’s tough to find positive things to be thankful for when it comes to this franchise, but there has to be something out there…right?

I’m thankful that the Wizards have the greatest chance at picking first in next year’s NBA Draft. With the embarrassing lack of talent on this team’s roster, adding a college star couldn’t hurt.
I’m also thankful for this teams’ “unique” personalities. From Nene, who clearly isn’t enjoying this terrible season, to Jordan Crawford, who’s full of “steeze”, the Washington Wizards always have their fair share of likeable characters on the roster.


It’s tough to find things to be thankful for, when the franchise is in a historically bad situation. I’m hoping Ted Leonsis could give all of us a late Christmas present by firing fan favorite, Ernie Grunfeld.

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