Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Wizards Have A Fever and The Only Prescription is More Triple-Doubles

Last night the Bulls and the Wizards squared off in The Windy City. This video below will make it obvious which team is competing for the #1 seed in the East and which team is competing for the #1 pick in the draft. With a little over three and a half minutes left in the game, JaVale McGee had a stat line of 9 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 blocks. The Wizards spent the remainder of the game routinely feeding the ball to McGee in order to try and get him those last points for the triple-double. There was no semblance of any type of motivation to try and at least look like they were still trying to play like a "team". To further emphasize how terrible the Wizards are, they weren't able to get JaVale those needed points until there were less than twenty seconds left in the game. As the cherry on top, he managed to pull down a technical foul for excessive celebration after getting his tenth and eleventh points. In much more important news, the Bulls pulled into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with the victory. Surprisingly, this is not the first time a D.C. Wizard has gone on a bloodlust for a triple-double in the final minutes of a game. Last year, Andray Blatche was one rebound shy of the feat with about thirty seconds left a game. He proceeded to spend the next half minute attempting to bowl over anything that was living, breathing, and/or standing in his way of that last rebound. He even went as far as to try and bribe Yi Jianlian (who was playing for the opposing New Jersey Nets) into letting him get position for a last second rebound on a free throw. John Wall and his impeccable Dougie is the last remaining hope for pulling this franchise up by its bootstraps. These videos really make me pine for the glory days of the Wizards when they were still the Bullets and Gheorghe Muresan was king.

To be fair to the Wizards, Andray Blatche, and JaVale McGee, they are all still better than Ricky Davis who famously once attempted to secure the last rebound for a triple-double by shooting at his own basket. In the biggest no brainer in the history of mankind, he did so while wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey.

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