Blog Focus: What's Going on With the Washington Wizards?
With a healthy Gilbert Arenas, the Wasington Wizards were supposed to improve drastically in the Eastern Conference. Instead, the team has become fractured and has engaged in some public bickering.
The blogosphere weighs in on what's going on:
D.C. Sports Bog: "The past week of Wizards' soap operettas could have perhaps easily been avoided if the players who were throwing bombs at anonymous teammates would have just been more specific. Then we needn't have worried about exactly who was mad at whom, who wasn't talk to which locker mate, who thought which teammate was beefing with which friend of that other guy who's dating the girl from across town's sister's neighbor's plumber's mailman's masseuse's sleigh driver's best friend's mother's daughter's mother."
Bullets Forever: "Gilbert Arenas gave an interesting interview after practice, during which he said that of the 15 players on the team, 14 get along and are all on the same page. He didn't say who that one person was, so I have no clue. However, I should point out that, when asked whose shoulders it's on to get everyone on the same page, he mentioned himself and Antawn Jamison. Someone then jumped in and asked about Caron Butler. Gilbert at first said "Come again," as if he didn't hear the question. Then, after it was asked again, Gil said "Yeah." It's definitely weird that he didn't mention Caron right away, but it could also be nothing. Just feel it should be pointed out."
Brendan Haywood/Yardbarker: "I made some comments that were misconstrued. If you didn’t catch it, I basically said that everyone on our team needs to check their egos at the door and play as a team. I thought it was a simple comment but some media outlets made it sound like my comments were directed toward Gilbert Arenas. I just wanted to let all Wizards fans know that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Please don’t believe or buy into that. Gil and I are friends and we communicate all the time off the court through text messages. If I ever had a problem with him, I’d take it directly to him and not go through the media."Continued on the next page