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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/14/2011

Jump ball: What should Leonsis do?

By Washington Post editors

A day after the Wizards ended their 25-game road losing streak, owner Ted Leonsis announced on his blog that he won't be doing the Dougie after all.

The Dougie has jumped the shark. Regis is doing it. Justin Bieber is doing it. I need to find a new "act." I want to have fun but don't want to be passé. ...
I am also proud of the team for not over celebrating or dancing and acting like the win was a big deal on another team's home court. That was professional and showed common courtesy as Cleveland is having its own sets of problems as it sets course in its own rebuild.

He's right about the team not over-celebrating, but what do you think about him not Dougie-ing? And if he won't Dougie, what dance should he do the next time a celebration is in order?

By Washington Post editors  | February 14, 2011; 12:20 PM ET
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the next time a celebration is in order?

That should be when they win a championship...which will be a long time from now.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | February 14, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

He should do the "Fire Ernie Grunfeld and Flip Saunders" dance. Honestly, why would you even celebrate something like this?

All-time stupid question....

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | February 14, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"Fire Ernie Grunfeld and Flip Saunders" dance. He could air on pay-per-view. I don't normally do pay-per-view but for that I would.

Posted by: richs91 | February 14, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

A celebration will be in order once the rebuild has gotten us back into the playoffs. Perhaps Ted can do the BJ Raji dance.

Posted by: jon_quest | February 14, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

get a choreographer from so you think you can dance and do the most trendy dance they can think of from mia michaels

Posted by: jefferu | February 14, 2011 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Obviously he should do the Berney Dance.

Posted by: ndeutsch2 | February 14, 2011 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously he should do the Berney Dance.
Posted by: ndeutsch2"

Actually kind of amusing to watch..

Posted by: Samson151 | February 14, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Weak. The dude said he would Dougie. He needs to get it on.

Posted by: Matte | February 14, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Seeing how the Wizards aren't playing any ball worthy of selling out a non Miami, Boston, Los Angeles game, I don't think Leonsis should be even talking about the Dougie promise. Although he is right to change it because the Dougie will be without a doubt played out by the time the Wizards do sellout.

Posted by: covertops26 | February 14, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

This defensive frontcourt is an abomination. You know how long it took before Antawn Jamison had his first defensive breakdown that led to an easy score? Twelve seconds. The Wizards won the tip, and ran a Wall-Blatche pick-and-roll. Jamison moved towards Wall without actually preventing him from turning the corner, then began to jog back in the direction of Blatche as Wall hit him for an easy pass with a dunk.

You can say that Hickson should have rotated off of JaVale McGee to prevent the dunk, but asking a lot of him in that situation — the Cavs are not going to be competitive if they have to play four-on-five on defense. By the way, the Wizards drained two open mid-range shots on their next two possessions because Jamison didn’t rotate correctly.

Speaking of Hickson, he was nearly as bad as Jamison on defense. Bad shows, blown assignments, miscommunications, you name it. Antawn Jamison is easily the worst defensive forward I have ever seen in my life, but Hickson isn’t a whole lot better defensively. Jamison and Hickson make Blatche and McGee look like Duncan and Robinson.

from John Krolik
JMac and AB should have that article laminated and posted on their frigidaires.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 14, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

He should do the "Fire Ernie Grunfeld and Flip Saunders" dance. Honestly, why would you even celebrate something like this?

All-time stupid question....

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz |

You dont fire coaches and GM's just to appease disgruntled fans unless you have a better coach and GM to replace them. Name their replacements and tell us what you think they would do different. We see how fans would run a sports franchise. Just fire someone until they start winning.

Posted by: ged0386 | February 14, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Remember fire eddie jordan? Remember fire GM Nash? Remember Abe please sell the team? Remember get rid of AJ and CB and Haywood? Remember get rid of Gilbert? Well all those things that fans called for after a losing season has happened. Are you happy?

Posted by: ged0386 | February 14, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

He should do the "Stanky Leg", obviously!

Posted by: bobilly1 | February 14, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I am not really interested in whether the owner does the dougie or not.

But as far the Ernie and Flip doldrums that many seem to be in: This team is really just a reflection of the owner.

The owner wanted to rebuild through the draft and not go after high priced free agents. Ernie has simply (and ably) executed the owner's wishes and Flip has coached as well as he can with what he has to work with.

What happens to teams when they are young, inexperienced and rebuilding? They lose! What did you expect to happen?

The Wiz currently have a few young pieces that may be useful later on: Wall, Young and Booker (maybe McGee also, but let's not push it).

Also, Young has finally seemed to have turned a corner in this league. Perhaps Flip deserves some of the credit for that.

As Flip would say, maybe I would look a good deal smarter in the (generally un-perceptive) fans' eyes if I had a player like Kope or Wade to close the deal down the stretch of a close game.

BTW, the above is not a criticism of the owner, just stating the facts.

Posted by: cannontl | February 14, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

"Also, Young has finally seemed to have turned a corner in this league. Perhaps Flip deserves some of the credit for that."

maybe flop should take credit for NOT recognizing how to get something out of Young LAST YEAR??? whatcha think?

"maybe McGee?" we all may want mcgee to become a star, but he doesn't really have to. he can become an important part of a team just by being MORE competent. it's what's between his ears that is holding him back. so the question is why hasn't Flop fixed it or even moderated some of McGee's stupid mistakes during Flop's time here?

Posted by: dcjazzman | February 15, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

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