- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:

SPELLCHECK — Apparently Jerry Stackhouse’s injury caused the Wizards a mental lapse. When he took the court at the start of the game, his name was misspelled on his uniform. It read: Stackhuose.

STICKING TO THE STORY — After allowing LeBron James to score a career-high 38 points in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday, coach Eddie Jordan sounded very much like Wizards coaches of the past, saying there still needs to be changes in the organization.

“You look at Cleveland and Memphis, teams that were down last year,” Jordan said. “They’ve changed. They keep the core people who do things the right way. And that’s how you turn things around.”

Jordan seemed particularly disappointed after watching James destroy the Wizards.

“They have the first pick in the draft, and he’s a very talented player. Getting the first pick in the draft usually helps your team,” Jordan said. “The bottom line is you have to dedicate yourself and you have to have the willingness to sacrifice certain things. You have to step up in the work ethic so you don’t have to feel bad after games. And that’s what I was talking about.”

John N. Mitchell

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