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Wizards and No. 5

Reader Denesh accurately points out that the Wizards' current roster briefly listed lists three different players wearing No. 5. Ordinarily you might ignore such a thing as a simple clerical error, but not when No. 5 is involved. For the Wizards, No. 5 is Kwame Brown's imploded career. It's Juwan Howard's unrealized expectations. It's Darrell Walker, part of four losing seasons as a player, and one horrific season as a part-time coach. It's Josh Howard arriving in town, sparking a brief burst of energy, and then blowing out his knee.

This franchise needs to purge No. 5 from its memory, not have three of them at once.

UPDATE: The roster has now been fixed. Lester Hudson is wearing No. 3, and Cartier Martin No. 20. This was an obnoxious thing to post. Apologies.

(Though No. 5 has to be one of the most iconic numbers in recent Washington sports history. From Howard and Kwame to Rod Langway to Donovan McNabb and Heath Shuler and Colt Brennan, these are players who filled the news, if nothing else.)

In other bizarre Wizards uniform news, the team sent out brief little promo ads to a bunch of fans this week. The ads come with a little personalized touch at the end. Some colleagues were kind enough to share.




By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 11:19 AM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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