I was awakened about 20 minutes ago, since my phone went off. I figured I'd check the NBA schedule and see what the league had in store for me today. To be honest, today's schedule looks like a whole lot of nothing (i.e. which is fine since Sundays are currently for football for most sports fans).
At any rate, I noticed a headline about the Washington Wizards on NBA.com. Here's a link to the article: http://www.nba.com/2010/news/12/25/wizards-suspensions.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2. Evidently, JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche had an altercation at a club late Thursday/early Friday. Allegedly they were cursing at each other and may have exchanged punches. According to the article, The Washington Post reported that police were called to break it up. **** I wasn't there, so I have no idea. Last year or a year ago, I witnessed a "scene" when of the Wizards players was forced to wait outside a Washington DC club while LeBron partied inside. That occasion was definitely more benign than what the article on NBA.com described.
I guess McGee must've been wearing his jersey when this all went down. **** Of course, he wasn't... That's sarcasm, people. Seriously though ~ could you pick McGee out of a "line-up"?!?! I couldn't.
As for Blatche, of the 2 games I've attended at the Verizon Center, it looks like the Wizards are making him a focal point on the team. I'm not sure that this is a good idea, but time will tell. I have my reservations...
At any rate, both players have been suspended for tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. BFD. It's not as if the Wizards have a good chance of winning tonight's game anyway...
Merry Christmas McGee and Blatche, you get a day off.
**** Honestly, I can't be the only one thinking, "Oh no... Here we go again."