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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.
A little more than one year ago, Rashard Lewis awoke to discover the equivalent of coal in his Christmas stocking — he had been traded from the playoff-contending Orlando Magic to the Washington Wizards.
Some fans look at the Washington Wizards and see a glass that's half full. Other fans look at the team and see a bare table, no glass at all.
The last time the NBA missed games due to a lockout, Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis was a rookie. It was the 1998-99 season, which was compressed into a 50-game schedule. Lewis was 19 years old, fresh out of high school and had slipped into the early second round on draft night before going to the Seattle Supersonics with the 32nd overall pick.
To a passionate fan base in a basketball town, it seems like it has been a long time since the Washington Wizards were in the playoffs. Actually, it's only been three seasons.
When Magic star Dwight Howard signed a contract extension in 2007, he joked that he and Mickey Mouse would be in Orlando forever.