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Wizards Insider: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

Jamison wants James to stay in Cleveland

Don't leave me, LeBron. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Antawn Jamison shared a taxi with LeBron James from the team hotel to TD Garden before Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers' second round series against the Boston Celtics. After scoring just five points and looking lost and unsure of...

By Michael Lee  |  May 15, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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'We Are LeBron'

Even if they're kidding, this is just sad. We Are Lebron Video - Watch more Funny Videos...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 14, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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LeBron James: free agency countdown begins

I'm going that way. (AP Photo) LeBron James created this spectacle, fueled the hype that the most attractive free agent since Shaquille O'Neal 14 years ago could be had, and made July 1, 2010, a date that NBA general managers had marked on their calendars for at least two summers....

By Michael Lee  |  May 14, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Antawn Jamison on elimination: 'It's disappointing'

By Michael Lee  |  May 14, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Cavaliers, LeBron James eliminated

Morning brew The Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers last night, 94-85, eliminating the Cavs from the playoffs and pouring gasoline on blazing speculation that LeBron James is leaving Cleveland. Here's some speculation from ESPN.com's Chad Ford on that last topic. Columnist Michael Wilbon points out that the Cavaliers were...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 14, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Poll: LeBron James' destination

Now that the Celtics have eliminated the Cavaliers from the NBA playoffs -- and the Cavs bowed out meekly, Michael Wilbon points out -- speculation is raging that LeBron James (who becomes a free agent on July 1) will leave Cleveland. poll by twiigs.com...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 14, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Q&A: First Things First with Tracee Hamilton, 9:30 a.m.

Join Post columnist Tracee Hamilton at 9:30 this morning for the latest edition of her daily chat, when she'll discuss the NBA playoffs and whatever else your sporting heart desires. See what's on her mind, and submit your questions....

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  May 14, 2010; 12:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Antawn Jamison's championship dream slipping away

I can't get a ring for the King if you don't use me correctly. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images) You already know how much it means to Antawn Jamison to win a championship. He's 33, has two years left on his contract after this one, and he has...

By Michael Lee  |  May 13, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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LeBron James responds

Morning brew Michael Lee reports on LeBron James's reaction to the brouhaha over his Game 5 performance. Among the myriad LeBron opinions permeating the Internet yesterday and today, Columnist Mike Wise says James is no Kobe Bryant. The series resumes tonight in Boston. In Wizards news, the team will work...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 13, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Pre-draft workouts

The Wizards are scheduled to conduct six pre-draft workouts tomorrow. From the team's news release: Damian Hollis, F, George Washington, 6'8, 215 lbs. * Averaged 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds during his senior season at George Washington. * Scored a career-high 30 points vs. VCU (3/16). Dominique Jones, G, South...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 12, 2010; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Celtics clobber Cavaliers

Michael Lee was in Cleveland last night for the beatdown, which he described as one of the worst playoff performances of LeBron James's career. The Celtics' 120-88 win gave them a 3-2 lead in the series, which resumes Thursday in Boston. The angst in Cleveland is palpable. Last night could...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 12, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Ilgauskas on time with Wizards: 'I was undefeated, wasn't I?'

Zydrunas Ilgauskas wasn't necessarily in the mood to talk about it when I first approached him. "You have nothing else to write?" Ilgauskas asked me when I wanted to get his thoughts about his very, very brief stint as a Washington Wizard. "It was okay," Ilgauskas said. "I wouldn't put...

By Michael Lee  |  May 11, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Antawn Jamison thankful, Lakers and Magic move on

In the latest edition of Home and Away, Michael Lee spoke to Antawn Jamison about the past (the lottery-bound Wizards) and the present (the contending Cavaliers). Cleveland's series against Boston (2-2) resumes tonight. Meanwhile, Truth About It offers an "unsilent" tribute to Jamison. Later this month, the Pollin family will...

By Alexa Steele  |  May 11, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pollins "Living for the city" with free Stevie Wonder event

Having sold the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center to Ted Leonsis last week, the Pollin family is ready to celebrate its lengthy connection to this area. Irene Pollin, the widow of the franchise patriarch, and her sons, Robert and Jim, will host a free, private concert featuring legendary musician Stevie...

By Michael Lee  |  May 10, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Celtics bounce back, Suns complete sweep

Michael Lee was in Boston on Sunday to witness Rajon Rondo's triple double and the Celtics' victory over the Cavaliers, which tied their series at 2-2. In Sunday's newspaper, columnist Michael Wilbon paid tribute to LeBron James' amazing perormance in Friday's Cavaliers blowout. This series resumes on Tuesday in Cleveland....

By Alexa Steele  |  May 10, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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