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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2012
Listeners to the Kojo Nnamdi Show got a bit more than they bargained for when "The Wire" creator David Simon called in this afternoon to offer his two cents on the Kwame Brown story. Kojo was in the middle of a conversation about the disgraced D.C. City Council Chairman, who recently resigned after criminal charges. The talk show host was chatting with staff from WAMU, local journalists and a former prosecutor when Simon picked up the phone. Simon had apparently been listening to the discussion -- with growing irritation -- while driving around in the car, and got on the phone.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2012
Listeners to the Kojo Nnamdi Show got a bit more than they bargained for when "The Wire" creator David Simon called in this afternoon to offer his two cents on the Kwame Brown story. Kojo was in the middle of a conversation about the disgraced D.C. City Council Chairman, who recently resigned after criminal charges. The talk show host was chatting with staff from WAMU, local journalists and a former prosecutor when Simon picked up the phone. Simon had apparently been listening to the discussion -- with growing irritation -- while driving around in the car, and got on the phone.
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By Milton Kent | December 22, 2002
WASHINGTON - Kwame Brown has never met LeBron James, has never swapped stories or traded sneakers, but few people know the whirlwind that James may be headed for better than Brown. Brown, the second-year power forward for the Washington Wizards, was the first player chosen in last year's NBA draft, as well as being the first high school player ever taken first overall, and he has an idea of what's in store for James, the presumed first pick in June. "I think they [the media] are putting him in a situation where he's going to fail," Brown said.
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By From Sun news services | March 29, 2009
Arenas back, but his winning try blocked nba Gilbert Arenas nearly had a heroic finish to his first game in almost a year. Instead, it was Kwame Brown - of all people - who blocked Arenas' shot in the final seconds to help preserve the Detroit Pistons' 98-96 victory over the host Washington Wizards. With 4.5 seconds remaining Saturday night and the Wizards trailing by two, Arenas chased down the rebound of his missed free throw. He whirled to put up a potential game-winning three-pointer, but Brown, who was a flop with the Wizards, got a hand on the shot.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - As he lumbered toward the Washington Wizards locker-room door, Kwame Brown just couldn't help himself from poking a little fun. "You waiting for Mike?" he asked a group of reporters, referring to his boss and idol, Michael Jordan, who worked out with the team for the second straight day yesterday at the MCI Center. "I'll go get him for you." With that, Brown - all 6 feet 11, 248 pounds and 19 years of him - swung open the door and bellowed inside the room. "Hey, Mike, they want you out here!"
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January 14, 2006
Considering how John Kerry's perceived waffling on the issues pancaked his presidential hopes in 2004, nobody by the name of Mr. Flip should ever aspire to elected office. Then again, at least one politician has overcome a name that seemingly wouldn't be popular with the voters. Brooks Melchior of sports bybrooks.com was stunned to learn that one of the D.C. Council members undecided on the Washington Nationals' quest for a new stadium is Ward 7 Democrat Kwame Brown. "Yes, that's right, there's a politician in Washington named Kwame Brown," Melchior wrote recently.
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June 30, 2005
Moves Baseball CUBS: Activated P Kerry Wood from 15-day DL. Designated P Joe Borowski for assignment. TWINS: Placed IF Glenn Williams on 15-day DL with dislocated right shoulder. YANKEES: Recalled P Jason Anderson from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned OF Kevin Reese to Columbus. Basketball CLIPPERS: Waived C Mamadou N'Diaye. HEAT: Exercised option on contract of F Qyntel Woods for 2005-06 season. NETS: Exercised contract option of G Jacque Vaughn for 2005-06 season. SUNS: Traded F-C Marcin Gortat to Magic for future considerations.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2002
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Doug Collins reached his breaking point with the Washington Wizards, becoming so frustrated with their passive play, particularly on the defensive end, that he cleared the bench for the fourth quarter of last night's game with the Charlotte Hornets. And the gambit almost paid off, as the Wizards nearly erased a 19-point lead before a largely indifferent Charlotte Coliseum crowd of 15,621. Ultimately, Washington could not make up for three periods of mistakes and shoddy free-throw shooting and lost, 97-91.
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By MARY BETH KOZAK | January 17, 2006
I was not yet 2 when Michael Jordan hit the winning basket for North Carolina to win the 1982 national championship. I was 10 when he won his first NBA title with the Chicago Bulls. I don't remember a time when Jordan was not considered the best to ever play basketball. My older brother would watch in awe as Jordan floated through the air for a dunk. He'd say, "You have to watch this because you may never see someone do this again." At the time, I just assumed he meant his ability to make plays that no one else could.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - Whether yesterday's come-from-behind, 93-83 win over the Chicago Bulls will have any lasting effect on the Washington Wizards won't be answered until their next game, Friday in Boston. But, for now, the Wizards (12-28) will plant their rare, two-game winning streak and see if it doesn't grow into something big and productive. "That's good for us, especially with what we've been doing, winning one game and then going down six or seven," said guard Larry Hughes, who had a game-high 25 points.
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By MARY BETH KOZAK | January 17, 2006
I was not yet 2 when Michael Jordan hit the winning basket for North Carolina to win the 1982 national championship. I was 10 when he won his first NBA title with the Chicago Bulls. I don't remember a time when Jordan was not considered the best to ever play basketball. My older brother would watch in awe as Jordan floated through the air for a dunk. He'd say, "You have to watch this because you may never see someone do this again." At the time, I just assumed he meant his ability to make plays that no one else could.
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January 14, 2006
Considering how John Kerry's perceived waffling on the issues pancaked his presidential hopes in 2004, nobody by the name of Mr. Flip should ever aspire to elected office. Then again, at least one politician has overcome a name that seemingly wouldn't be popular with the voters. Brooks Melchior of sports bybrooks.com was stunned to learn that one of the D.C. Council members undecided on the Washington Nationals' quest for a new stadium is Ward 7 Democrat Kwame Brown. "Yes, that's right, there's a politician in Washington named Kwame Brown," Melchior wrote recently.
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June 30, 2005
Moves Baseball CUBS: Activated P Kerry Wood from 15-day DL. Designated P Joe Borowski for assignment. TWINS: Placed IF Glenn Williams on 15-day DL with dislocated right shoulder. YANKEES: Recalled P Jason Anderson from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned OF Kevin Reese to Columbus. Basketball CLIPPERS: Waived C Mamadou N'Diaye. HEAT: Exercised option on contract of F Qyntel Woods for 2005-06 season. NETS: Exercised contract option of G Jacque Vaughn for 2005-06 season. SUNS: Traded F-C Marcin Gortat to Magic for future considerations.
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By David Steele | November 7, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Much of the crowd of 19,859 for the Wizards' home opener last night got to their seats a little late. That was a good sign -- the streets around MCI Center were packed with cars and fans on foot some two hours before tip-off, indicating that the team's prospects and its early production were paying off. Meanwhile, many of the fans who were in their seats for player introductions wore Miami Heat black and red and whooped it up for Shaquille O'Neal....
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2004
WASHINGTON - It was perhaps fitting that in his first game for the Washington Wizards, Lonny Baxter, the square peg who has never fit perfectly in any round NBA hole, had trouble fitting into the oversized shorts the team gave him. Of course, pouring his 6-foot-8, 260-pound frame into anyone's uniform has been enough of a challenge for Baxter, now with his third team this season. The thinking around the NBA has been that the former University of Maryland standout is too small to play center but not quite quick enough to play power forward.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - Whether yesterday's come-from-behind, 93-83 win over the Chicago Bulls will have any lasting effect on the Washington Wizards won't be answered until their next game, Friday in Boston. But, for now, the Wizards (12-28) will plant their rare, two-game winning streak and see if it doesn't grow into something big and productive. "That's good for us, especially with what we've been doing, winning one game and then going down six or seven," said guard Larry Hughes, who had a game-high 25 points.
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By David Steele | November 7, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Much of the crowd of 19,859 for the Wizards' home opener last night got to their seats a little late. That was a good sign -- the streets around MCI Center were packed with cars and fans on foot some two hours before tip-off, indicating that the team's prospects and its early production were paying off. Meanwhile, many of the fans who were in their seats for player introductions wore Miami Heat black and red and whooped it up for Shaquille O'Neal....
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2004
WASHINGTON - It was perhaps fitting that in his first game for the Washington Wizards, Lonny Baxter, the square peg who has never fit perfectly in any round NBA hole, had trouble fitting into the oversized shorts the team gave him. Of course, pouring his 6-foot-8, 260-pound frame into anyone's uniform has been enough of a challenge for Baxter, now with his third team this season. The thinking around the NBA has been that the former University of Maryland standout is too small to play center but not quite quick enough to play power forward.
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By LAURA VECSEY | May 5, 2003
ANOTHER SUITOR. Another city. Another stop on the Michael Jordan Savior Tour. Maybe this is a basketball midlife crisis the likes of which we've never quite seen before. It's not every day that the greatest player ever sputters into meltdown mode, giving the distinct impression of a man stumbling into uneasy middle age. Michael Jordan is on his way out not only as shooting guard but as the Washington Wizards' president, too? Hold on there, partner. It takes more than one attempt to divorce Jordan.
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By Milton Kent | December 22, 2002
WASHINGTON - Kwame Brown has never met LeBron James, has never swapped stories or traded sneakers, but few people know the whirlwind that James may be headed for better than Brown. Brown, the second-year power forward for the Washington Wizards, was the first player chosen in last year's NBA draft, as well as being the first high school player ever taken first overall, and he has an idea of what's in store for James, the presumed first pick in June. "I think they [the media] are putting him in a situation where he's going to fail," Brown said.
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