Wizards celebrate last-second win
For reasons only my shrink could decipher, I was actually watching the end of the Wizards' preseason debut on Tuesday night, so I saw this highlight live. And then I rewound it multiple times. When you're rewinding a preseason celebration multiple times, you know it's worthy of a blog item. The highlights:
1) Lester Hudson made the shot.
2) He then did some sort of salute with hands to eyes. Maybe this is a universal pop culture symbol, or a longstanding team celebration, or something I've written about 400 times before and just can't remember. Or maybe it was unique to this game. Either way, John Wall reciprocated the salute from the bench.
3) Meanwhile, Gilbert Arenas -- true to form -- was the first man on the bench to raise his arms in celebration.
4) Then Gilbert did the creaky-legged dance of an 80-year old sailor with two wooden legs. And yet he looked dang cheerful while doing so. He smiled, even.
5) Andray Blatche -- Andray Blatche! -- was the first guy off the bench to greet Hudson. Wall was the second.
Of course, that's not to suggest there were no bad parts to this clip. There were. Steve Buckhantz, improbably, heart-rendingly, declined to anoint this shot with any daggers. Maybe the preseason isn't the time, but it might have been nice.
Addendum: Wall made his NBA (preseason) debut five years to the day after Alex Oveckhin made his NHL debut. Both were ok.
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