- The Washington Times - Friday, January 30, 2004

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:

JAHIDI RETURNS — Former Wizards center and Georgetown product Jahidi White came back to town. White, who spent five seasons in Washington before being shipped to Arizona for Brevin Knight, says he is getting used to his new surroundings in Phoenix.

“I feel good about the whole situation,” White said. “I like the coaches, I like my teammates. We play hard, practice hard. Things are good in Phoenix.”

Although he is coming off the bench now, White has started 14 games for the Suns since being traded Nov. 5. White is from St. Louis but has roots here — something that is inevitable considering he played four years at Georgetown.

“I miss the area,” White said. “But the one thing you know is, this is a business. So you don’t get all upset about it. I liked my time here with the Wizards, but I’m with the Suns now.”

DIVERSITY RULES — When the Houston Rockets came to town with fledgling superstar Yao Ming, MCI Center honored him and the Asian community with Asian Night.

Perhaps in conjunction with Brazil’s Leandro Barbosa being in the starting lineup for the Suns, MCI held Latin American Night to celebrate the District’s burgeoning community.

John N. Mitchell

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