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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
It's always interesting when a team reaches a new, uncharted level of awfulness. And in the NBA this year, that team is the forlorn Charlotte Bobcats. Monday night, in a desultory 28-point loss to the Washington Wizards, the 7-57 Bobbies inched closer to an epic level of futility. If they lose their final two games -- at Orlando Wednesday, home the next night against the Knicks -- they'll end up with the worst winning percentage in league history. (In case you're wondering, the atrocious 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 with a .110 winning percentage.)
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | April 16, 2014
Around the time they entered the locker room after their 114-93 victory Monday over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat's B team, the Washington Wizards were feeling good on two fronts. First, the win helped them hold on to the sixth seed and move within one-and-a-half1/2 games of the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. And second, the Atlanta Hawks entered the fourth quarter against the seventh-place Charlotte Bobcats with a 15-point lead. But by the time the locker room had cleared, leaving only John Wall remaining to speak to reporters, the Bobcats had rallied to defeat the Hawks, 95-93, on a running jumper by Chris Douglas-Roberts, making sure the final day of the regular season will matter.
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By MIKE CRANSTON | AP Sports Writer | February 27, 2010
NBA commissioner David Stern expects Michael Jordan to be approved as majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats by the end of next month. Stern released a statement Saturday saying he was "pleased" the former NBA superstar had reached a deal to buy the money-losing team from Bob Johnson. Stern anticipates an expedited approval process by the league's owners. Jordan has declined to comment after striking a deal late Friday. Jordan has been a part-owner of the Bobcats with the final say on basketball decisions.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Alex Len was 13 years old, a gangly teenager whose body had been shooting up a startling pace from a young age. As he practiced gymnastics at a local school in the small, rural coal-mining town in Ukraine where he lived, Len was motioned over by a basketball coach walking by the room. "He told me, 'You don't belong there,'" Len recalled with a smile one afternoon last week. The coach invited him to practice with the basketball team. Having been told he was too tall for gymnastics and soccer, Len soon embarked on a journey that could reach a remarkable crossroad Thursday night, some seven years later and thousands of miles from where he lived with his mother, older sister, grandparents and an aunt.
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By From Sun news services | December 24, 2008
Emeka Okafor had 29 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Charlotte Bobcats (10-19) pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-72 victory over Washington last night, sending the reeling Wizards to a 4-22 start, their worst in franchise history. Celtics 110, 76ers 91: : Boston (27-2) set a franchise record with its 19th consecutive victory, getting 18 points apiece from Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to beat visiting Philadelphia (12-16). Cavaliers 99, Rockets 90: : LeBron James scored 27 points - 18 in the second half- and Mo Williams added 23 as Cleveland (24-4)
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By Michael Lee and Michael Lee,The Washington Post | November 29, 2009
WASHINGTON - -The Washington Wizards had taken two steps forward, then took a huge step back Saturday night at Verizon Center, forgetting all the good things that they had done to record wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat and losing, 92-76, to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Wizards (5-10) just avoided matching their season low in points with a performance that might rank just north of putrid. Caron Butler led the Wizards with 19 points and Brendan Haywood had 10 points and nine rebounds, but no one on the Wizards could be pleased with his performance.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | April 16, 2014
Around the time they entered the locker room after their 114-93 victory Monday over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat's B team, the Washington Wizards were feeling good on two fronts. First, the win helped them hold on to the sixth seed and move within one-and-a-half1/2 games of the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. And second, the Atlanta Hawks entered the fourth quarter against the seventh-place Charlotte Bobcats with a 15-point lead. But by the time the locker room had cleared, leaving only John Wall remaining to speak to reporters, the Bobcats had rallied to defeat the Hawks, 95-93, on a running jumper by Chris Douglas-Roberts, making sure the final day of the regular season will matter.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Lonny Baxter's life changed dramatically in the summer of 2006. Four years removed from helping Maryland win the national championship, Baxter's short-lived NBA career was already in jeopardy after he was released by the Houston Rockets - his fourth team in as many years - when the 2006 season ended. Baxter had been invited to play summer league with the Charlotte Bobcats, but was arrested after firing a shot from his Glock pistol while driving near the White House. He was placed on probation, but another gun charge the following summer landed Baxter in D.C. Jail for a 60-day sentence.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Alex Len was 13 years old, a gangly teenager whose body had been shooting up a startling pace from a young age. As he practiced gymnastics at a local school in the small, rural coal-mining town in Ukraine where he lived, Len was motioned over by a basketball coach walking by the room. "He told me, 'You don't belong there,'" Len recalled with a smile one afternoon last week. The coach invited him to practice with the basketball team. Having been told he was too tall for gymnastics and soccer, Len soon embarked on a journey that could reach a remarkable crossroad Thursday night, some seven years later and thousands of miles from where he lived with his mother, older sister, grandparents and an aunt.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,SUN REPORTER | June 26, 2008
Tonight's the night that Donte Greene has dreamed about his whole life. Throughout his outstanding high school career at Towson Catholic and his one-and-done season at Syracuse, Greene always kept the thought of one day walking across the stage at Madison Square Garden, shaking NBA commissioner David Stern's hand and putting on the cap of the NBA team that drafted him. Tonight, the dream that Greene has replayed in his head over and over again will...
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | June 28, 2012
The Washington Wizards insist they aren't wedded to any prospect for the third overall pick, and they remain at the mercy of what the Charlotte Bobcats decide to do ahead of them - whether it's take Kansas junior and Washington native Thomas Robinson or trade down to let another team possibly grab Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal. But the Wizards have three players they are strongly considering: the unassuming and sharpshooting Beal; the polished perimeter scorer Harrison Barnes of North Carolina; and the defensive-minded and grittyMichael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
It's always interesting when a team reaches a new, uncharted level of awfulness. And in the NBA this year, that team is the forlorn Charlotte Bobcats. Monday night, in a desultory 28-point loss to the Washington Wizards, the 7-57 Bobbies inched closer to an epic level of futility. If they lose their final two games -- at Orlando Wednesday, home the next night against the Knicks -- they'll end up with the worst winning percentage in league history. (In case you're wondering, the atrocious 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 with a .110 winning percentage.)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Lonny Baxter's life changed dramatically in the summer of 2006. Four years removed from helping Maryland win the national championship, Baxter's short-lived NBA career was already in jeopardy after he was released by the Houston Rockets - his fourth team in as many years - when the 2006 season ended. Baxter had been invited to play summer league with the Charlotte Bobcats, but was arrested after firing a shot from his Glock pistol while driving near the White House. He was placed on probation, but another gun charge the following summer landed Baxter in D.C. Jail for a 60-day sentence.
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By MIKE CRANSTON | AP Sports Writer | February 27, 2010
NBA commissioner David Stern expects Michael Jordan to be approved as majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats by the end of next month. Stern released a statement Saturday saying he was "pleased" the former NBA superstar had reached a deal to buy the money-losing team from Bob Johnson. Stern anticipates an expedited approval process by the league's owners. Jordan has declined to comment after striking a deal late Friday. Jordan has been a part-owner of the Bobcats with the final say on basketball decisions.
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By Michael Lee and Michael Lee,The Washington Post | November 29, 2009
WASHINGTON - -The Washington Wizards had taken two steps forward, then took a huge step back Saturday night at Verizon Center, forgetting all the good things that they had done to record wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat and losing, 92-76, to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Wizards (5-10) just avoided matching their season low in points with a performance that might rank just north of putrid. Caron Butler led the Wizards with 19 points and Brendan Haywood had 10 points and nine rebounds, but no one on the Wizards could be pleased with his performance.
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By From Sun news services | December 24, 2008
Emeka Okafor had 29 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Charlotte Bobcats (10-19) pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-72 victory over Washington last night, sending the reeling Wizards to a 4-22 start, their worst in franchise history. Celtics 110, 76ers 91: : Boston (27-2) set a franchise record with its 19th consecutive victory, getting 18 points apiece from Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to beat visiting Philadelphia (12-16). Cavaliers 99, Rockets 90: : LeBron James scored 27 points - 18 in the second half- and Mo Williams added 23 as Cleveland (24-4)
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | June 28, 2012
The Washington Wizards insist they aren't wedded to any prospect for the third overall pick, and they remain at the mercy of what the Charlotte Bobcats decide to do ahead of them - whether it's take Kansas junior and Washington native Thomas Robinson or trade down to let another team possibly grab Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal. But the Wizards have three players they are strongly considering: the unassuming and sharpshooting Beal; the polished perimeter scorer Harrison Barnes of North Carolina; and the defensive-minded and grittyMichael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky.
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By FROM SUN STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES | November 4, 2008
Pistons deal for Iverson; Nuggets get Billups pro basketball The Detroit Pistons shook the NBA in a big way yesterday - landing former Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons gave up All-Star point guard and former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups, top reserve Antonio McDyess and project Cheikh Samb. Iverson is in the final year of his contract, making $20.8 million this season. He could debut with the Pistons tomorrow night at Toronto. Billups is in the second season of a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $46 million with a $14 million team option for a fifth year.
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By FROM SUN STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES | November 4, 2008
Pistons deal for Iverson; Nuggets get Billups pro basketball The Detroit Pistons shook the NBA in a big way yesterday - landing former Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons gave up All-Star point guard and former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups, top reserve Antonio McDyess and project Cheikh Samb. Iverson is in the final year of his contract, making $20.8 million this season. He could debut with the Pistons tomorrow night at Toronto. Billups is in the second season of a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $46 million with a $14 million team option for a fifth year.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,SUN REPORTER | June 26, 2008
Tonight's the night that Donte Greene has dreamed about his whole life. Throughout his outstanding high school career at Towson Catholic and his one-and-done season at Syracuse, Greene always kept the thought of one day walking across the stage at Madison Square Garden, shaking NBA commissioner David Stern's hand and putting on the cap of the NBA team that drafted him. Tonight, the dream that Greene has replayed in his head over and over again will...
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