Michael Jordan. Gilbert Arenas. Bradley Beal. John Wall. These are the names associated with the Washington Wizards of the last two decades. These are the players that come to mind first when the Washington Wizards are mentioned. Their times with the franchise were unforgettable. Not every star player was so lucky. There have been plenty of big-name players whose paths crossed with the Wizards but failed to make any memorable impact in Washington. In fact, even some of the most ardent Wizards fans may have forgotten that these players played for their team.
Let’s refresh our memories and recall the times these players wore a Wizards uniform.
The Washington Wizards’ and Bibby’s paths crossed in the 2010-11 season. After spending 3.5 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Bibby was traded to the Wizards at the trade deadline. Washington was in the midst of a transition season, in which they traded Gilbert Arenas mid-season and gave the reins to their no. 1 overall selection John Wall.
The addition of a veteran guard like Mike Bibby didn’t help the miserable season. The Wizards finished the season 23-59 near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Bibby only suited up for two games for the Wizards, making only 1 of 9 shot attempts and scoring 2 points in total.
After only a week with the team, Bibby was waived by Washington. He was signed by the Miami Heat to chase a championship ring but came up short when they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.
Bibby’s stints following his immensely successful 7 seasons with the Sacramento Kings have all been less than memorable. But perhaps none of his stops were as forgettable as his week in Washington.