A member of the Law Firm has attended Washington Wizards games for many years, and has done so while shaking his head at the performance by the team. In the last two years, Wizards’ owner, Ted Leonsis, has directed Wizards’ General Manager, Ernie Grunfeld, to rid the team of the “knuckleheads” who many of the fans spend time booing, despite the fact they were members of the team that the fans were rooting for.
Several weeks ago when team leader, Nene, went down with a serious injury, the thoughts of a promising season, and an appearance in the NBA Playoffs grew dim. However, the return to health of veteran, Al Harrington, the acquisition of ancient point guard, Andre Miller, and the signing of Bethesda resident and former Wizards nemesis, Drew Gooden, have more than made up for the loss of Nene. Teamed with young, exciting players, these veterans, all of whom have extensive playoff experience, have pushed the Wizards toward the playoffs.
This past Saturday, March 15, partner Steven Blomberg, along with his wife and son watched the Wizards rally from a 12 point 4th Quarter deficit led by these three veterans. It has been a long time since the Verizon Center was this loud for a Wizards game, and the rally which resulted in a 7 point margin of victory for the Wizards reconfirmed that this is a playoff team, and of equal importance, a team of players that can universally be rooted for. The Firm wishes continued luck to the Wizard and looks forward to basketball in May in Washington, DC.