With the Washington Redskins having been all but eliminated from the playoffs yesterday, after their 20-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the defeat may have yielded one silver lining: a significantly increased likelihood of an imminent dismissal of highly-reviled team President Bruce Allen.
For the second year in a row, Hail To The District’s NBA Draft “experts” — and we use said descriptor in the loosest way possible — assembled to mock out what we think will happen in tomorrow’s 2018 NBA Draft.
Aaron Gordon, Ben Simmons, Billy Kennedy, Bradley Beal, Brett Brown, Bryan Colangelo, Chandler Parsons, Collin Sexton, Cristiano Felicio, Danilo Gallinari, DeAndre Ayton, DeAndre Jordan, Demarcus Cousins, Devin Booker, Dewayne Dedmon, Dikembe Mutombo, Dirk Nowitzki, Donte DiVincenzo, Dwight Howard, Dzanan Musa, Elie Okobo, Ernie Grunfeld, Ersan Ilyasova, Gary Harris, Ian Mahinmi, Igor Kokoskov, J.R. Smith, Jamal Murray, James Dolan, Jaren Jackson, Jason Smith, Jayson Tatum, JJ Reddick, Joel Embiid, John Collins, John Wall, Jonathan Isaac, Josh Jackson, Kemba Walker, Kenneth Faried, Kent Bazemore, Kevin Huerter, Kevin Knox, Kris Dunn, Kristaps Porzingis, LeBron James, Lloyd Pierce, Lonnie Walker IV, Luka Doncic, Marcin Gortat, Mark Cuban, Mark Turgeon, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Jordan, Michael Porter Jr., Mikael Bridges, Miles Bridges, Milos Teodosic, Mitch Kupchak, Mohamed Bamba, New Jersey Devils, Nikola Jokic, Omer Asik, Otto Porter, Robert Williams, Robin Lopez, Rudy Gobert, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Stephen Curry, Theo Ratliff, Tim Hardaway Jr., TJ Warren, Tobias Harris, Tom Izzo, Tomas Satoranksy, Trae Young, Ty Lawson, Victor Oladipo, Washington Wizards, Wendell Carter, Yinka Dare, Zach Lavine, Zhaire Smith
A full weekend after the last pick of the NBA Draft was announced – some guy named Alpha, go figure – all the searing hot takes have engulfed Twitter in a fury of Woj bombs, Bill Simmons gasps, and enraged fanbases committing social media suicide.
Alpha Kaba, Andre Drummond, Andrew Wiggins, Bam Adebayo, Ben Simmons, Billy King, Buddy Heild, Caleb Swanigan, Carmelo Anthony, Chris McCullough, D'Angelo Russell, Danny Ainge, Daryl Morey, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Lindsey, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Dirk Nowitzki, DJ Wilson, Doc Rivers, Donovan Mitchell, Dwayne Bacon, Dwight Howard, Elfrid Payton, Eric Maynor, Ernie Grunfeld, Evan Fournier, Frank Jackson, Frank Ntilikina, George Hill, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gordon Hayward, Ike Anigbogu. Jawun Evans, Isaiah Hartenstein, Ivan Rabb, Jabari BIrd, Jaron Blossomgame, Jarrett Allen, Jayson Tatum, Jerry West, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, John Calipari, John Collins, Jonah Bolden, Jonas Valanciunas, Jonathan Isaac, Jordan Bell, Josh Hart, Josh Jackson, Jrue Holliday, Justin Patton, Kadeem, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kevin Pritchard, Kris Dunn, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, Kyle Lowry, Lauri Markkanen, Lavar Ball, Lonzo Ball, Luke Kennard, Malik Monk, Marcus Morris, Mario Hezonja, Markelle Fultz, Mathias Lessort, Mitch Kupchak, Nerlens Noel, Nikola Vucevic, OG Anunoby, Patrick Beverly, Patrick Ewing, Patrick McCaw, Patty Mills, Paul George, Paul Milsap, Phil Jackson, R.C. Buford, Reggie Jackson, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert, Russell Westbrook, Sam Presti, Semi Ojaleye, Serge Ibaka, Sindarius Thornwell, Sterling Brown, Steve Clifford, Steve Nash, Terrance Ferguson, Thomas Bryant, Thon Maker, Tim Connelly, Tim Duncan, Tim Frazier, TJ Leaf, Tom Thibodeau, Tony Bradley, Trey Burke, Trey Lyles, Tyler Dorsey, Tyler Lydon, Wesley Iwundu, Zach Collins, Zach Lavine, Zach Randolph
The official time of death yesterday, for what was billed as the most important night in D.C. sports in the last quarter century, was 9:38pm.
DC Sports Tags:
Alexander Ovechkin, Avery Bradley, Baltimore Orioles, Barry Melrose, Barry Trotz, Boston Celtics, Braden Holtby, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Winnik, Ernie Grunfeld, John Wall, Marc-Andre Fleury, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Michael Wilbon, Mike Emrick, Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Strasburg, T.J. Oshie, Tony Kornheiser, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards
Rajan and John jump on the horn for an impromptu podcast, to talk about the 2017 NBA trade deadline and the acquisition of Bojan Bogdanovich by the Washington Wizards.
Hail To The District writer Dash Kannan provides a sequel — and an apology — to his previous thoughts on the Washington Wizards replacing the Chicago Cubs, in terms of the most hopeless fan base in professional sports.
Washington Wizards Tags:
Andrew Nicholson, Boston Celtics, Bradley Beal, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Cubs, Ernie Grunfeld, Georgetown Hoyas, Ian Mahinmi, John Wall, Kelly Oubre Jr., Kevin Durant, Marcus Thornton, Markieff Morris, Oklahoma City Thunder, Otto Porter, Randy Wittman, Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks, Serge Ibaka, Steve Buckhantz, Tomas Satoransky, Trey Burke, Washington Wizards
Hail To The District writer Dash Kannan provides his thoughts on the Washington Wizards replacing the Chicago Cubs, in terms of the most hopeless fan base in professional sports.
Washington Wizards Tags:
Andray Blatche, Andrew Nicholson, Antawn Jamison, Bradley Beal, Caron Butler, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Ernie Grunfeld, Gilbert Arenas, Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Javale McGree, Javaris Crittenton, John Wall, Kelly Oubre Jr., Kevin Durant, Markieff Morris, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Nick Young, Otto Porter, Randy Wittman, Scott Brooks, Ted Leonsis, Tomas Satoransky, Trey Burke, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards
Leave it to the NBA to lure me right back in, even if it was just for an evening, when I was about to fully take off my basketball pants and put on my football pants (so to speak, anyway).
Washington Wizards Tags:
Al Horford, Anthony Wiggins, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Courtney Lee, Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Ernie Grunfeld, Gar Foreman, Golden State Warriors, Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Joakim Noah, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kris Dunn, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry, Tom Thibodeau, Toronto Raptors
As a cautionary tale to anyone who might be considering making the same mistake I did: if you’re deciding wedding dates with your fiancée, and you happen to love sports, do NOT choose a wedding date in May or June.
For this inaugural Hail To The District podcast, i’m joined by longtime friends John and Neel, who also happen to be fellow NBA fanatics.