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Posted at 1:51 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

First glimpse of the new Washington Wizards logo?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

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First came news that the Wizards may revert to their old team name -- the Bullets -- and their retro red, white and blue color scheme. That these suggestions from nostalgic fans are "under consideration" by Ted Leonsis, wrote the Post's Michael Lee, is "enough to make some people woozy."

Now, D.C. Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg is reporting that we may have our first glimpse of what the new Wizards logo might look like.

Leonsis is remaining mum on the leaked logo, writing on his blog, "We won't get into confirming or denying the validity of any logo designs ... We will announce the specific date for our public unveiling soon ..."

Twitter user Colin Wilcox was the first to come across the image -- plastered on the back of a jacket featuring the logos of all NBA teams. By Tuesday afternoon, the company that makes the jackets had replaced images online with the team's current blue and gold logo, but not before Steinberg grabbed a screen shot of the "horrific" item.

Take our poll: What do the Wizards need?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  | March 7, 2011; 1:51 PM ET
 
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If all your going to do is change the colors on the logo why do anything? Terrible!

Posted by: HanMy | March 7, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The Wizards need a new name. I understand why we moved away from the "Bullets" but the Wizards is just awful. What do Wizards have to do with basketball or DC? If we are going to change the colors we might as well change the name as well. How about the Washington Generals? The name warrants the red, white, and blue colors, doesn't remind you of Mickey Mouse in fantasia, and is Patriotic.

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | March 7, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

If we went with the Washington Wizards the team logo could incorporate the stars Generals use on their uniforms. The stars not only symbolize the rank of General but also the DC Flag. Can't show more DC pride then using the stars on the DC flag.

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | March 7, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Typo: Above meant to say if we went with Washington Generals...

If we went with the Washington Generals the team logo could incorporate the stars Generals use on their uniforms. The stars not only symbolize the rank of General but also the DC Flag. Can't show more DC pride then using the stars on the DC flag.

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | March 7, 2011 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Washington is the one city where a team's colors should be red, white and blue. And the name Wizards simply has to go. And generals is a pretty good name - to go with General Washington. Or how about Washington Three Stars. For the three stars in the city's seal and for when Washington inevitably guts their entire roster to try to sign two other max-contract players (in addition to Wall).

Posted by: Aerowaz | March 7, 2011 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Good call Aerowaz:

Maybe they'll go after Dwight Howard and/or Derrick Rose??

2012 Free Agents:
Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Steve Nash can all hit the open market, and 2008 draftees like Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Brook Lopez

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | March 7, 2011 5:41 PM | Report abuse

A name change is needed. I went to my very first Capitol's game and loved the "Rock the Red" theme!!! The Capitol's jersey and mascot were absolutely awesome.

I think our basketball team needs this type of creativity. I hope management has chosen something that captures the imagination, especially of our youth. How about Washington Arsenal, Washington Freedom, or Washington Wildcats (named after 81st infantry division of WWI and WWII)?

Posted by: pjm5 | March 8, 2011 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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