By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Former NBA player and Atlanta native Javaris Crittenton was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder and gang activity.
The Redskins' Alexander and Golston are among several pairs of NFL teammates or former teammates who have ventured together into the business world. Some players pursue it as a hobby. Others hope to maximize their celebrity and disposable income to start building for their lives after football.
His nightly walk toward the tunnel is slow. His head is down, his body language unmistakable. This was supposed to be his year to break through, to lead his team out of mediocrity and into the playoffs. His chance to have his name spoken alongside the Celtics' Rajon Rondo, the Thunder's Russell Westbrook, the Clippers' Chris Paul.
John Wall is in familiar territory. Drafted by Washington with the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, Wall was introduced to the Wizards' fan base with an almost savior-like fanfare. Wall was the anti-Gilbert Arenas — a 20-year-old fresh new face of the franchise tasked with changing the image and the culture of a losing organization.
Awvee Storey is a familiar presence on the Verizon Center practice court. Years ago, he was guarding his NBA teammates Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler. Today, he's running drills with Mystics guards Jasmine Thomas and Shannon Bobbitt.
The mutual admiration was obvious as Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld and former Florida guard Bradley Beal stood together on the practice court shortly after Beal's pre-draft workout last month. The two seemed completely in sync.
Things always seem to happen to D.C. athletes as soon as they're handed headline-grabbing megadeals. They get hurt … or their performance declines … or they commit an off-field/court/ice indiscretion. Or some combination of the three.
Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld has been an all-or-nothing guy to an extent, engineering deals that are great or gross, but rarely in-between.
President and general manager Ernie Grunfeld will continue in his position with the Washington Wizards for at least one more season. Terms were not disclosed.
After ups and downs during nearly a decade with the Washington Wizards, Ernie Grunfeld is getting more time to run the franchise.
Four Aprils ago, when the Washington Capitals made the playoffs for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era, the possibilities seemed endless. Not just hockey possibilities, Stanley Cups and the like. I'm talking about the opportunity for the Capitals — a team that played its games on ice — to move way up in the D.C. sports pecking order.
They were once the centerpiece of the Washington Wizards, a vaunted Big Three tasked with anchoring an era of deep playoff runs and, possibly, contend for a championship.
Dwyane Wade knew during pregame warmups that the Miami Heat were going to have a long night. By the end of the first quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies let everyone else know that Wade was right.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has a broken bone below his right eye after being struck by a bad-hop grounder, sidelining the star slugger for at least a week with Opening Day on deck.
Nene has been called a top-10 center in the NBA by several league analysts. If healthy, he could be a major piece of the rebuild the Washington Wizards began last year when they drafted point guard John Wall and ended the run of the former "Big Three" of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison.
"When I look back on my career, besides a championship, I've done more than what people expected of me," Arenas told the Memphis Commercial Appeal after signing his deal. "When I sit down and think about basketball, I'm back to just loving the game of basketball. I'm about playing it the right way. At this point in my career, I just want to be where someone wants me."
"A great team win from the beginning to the end," said Memphis guard Gilbert Arenas, who scored 12 points. "We played hard. We outplayed them. They missed shots they normally make but we were there for every single one of them."