In the early 1990s, Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin was becoming frustrated with the association of his team’s nickname and gun violence. After Pollin’s friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated, Pollin decided to take action and announced his plans to rename the team. (Though Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog wrote a very detailed history of the name change, and called into question the impact Rabin’s death had on the decision.)

A name-the-team contest was held and fans voted on a list of finalists that included Wizards, Dragons, Express, Stallions, and Sea Dogs. Not long after Wizards was announced as the winning name before the 1997-98 season, the local NAACP chapter president complained that the nickname carried Ku Klux Klan associations. Previous nicknames for the franchise when they were still in Chicago include Packers and Zephyrs.

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Prince George’s Co. rolls out youth activities, vaccination outreach

Prince George’s County, Maryland, officials are working to help get more community members vaccinated. Last month’s shooting death of a 13-year-old in Capitol Heights, Maryland, was allegedly committed by another child, who is 12 years old. And during a news briefing on Tuesday, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said the death of King Douglas […]

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Meet the Staff

Membership Services Manager Phone: 202-292-1969Email: estephenson@monumentalsports.comSigned by the Wizards: June 2019Hometown: Blacksburg, VASchool: Virginia TechFavorite Wizards Player: Bradley BealFavorite Wizards Moment: Wall’s game winner vs. Celtics in 2017 playoffsFavorite DC 12 Club Member Benefit: Meet the Team PartyFavorite Past Wizards Player:Elvin HayesMy sports hero: Michael VickFavorite basketball movie: Space Jam Manager, Events and Programs Phone: […]

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Recap: Westbrook’s historic night leads Wizards to 154-141 win over Pacers

FINAL: Wizards 154 | Pacers 141 BOX SCORE | HIGHLIGHTS SCORING LEADERS Wizards: Rui Hachimura (27), Bradley Beal (26), Daniel Gafford (15) Pacers: Caris LeVert (33), Domantas Sabonis (32), three players (15) SUMMARY In a matchup with significant playoff implications, the Wizards won 154-141 against the Pacers on Monday night at Capital One Arena. The […]

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