October 8, 2012 |
Kevin Seraphin approached Coach Randy Wittman at the conclusion of a recent Washington Wizards practice at George Mason University's Patriot Center, but Wittman interrupted before Seraphin could get the words out. "What? You got a problem with me?" Wittman said, as he looked up at the burly, 6-foot-10 big man. He then shouted, "You wanna fight me?" Wittman squared up, smiling as he held his hands by his side, and Seraphin leaned back, chuckling. Noticing the playful exchange, Jordan...
October 14, 2012 |
Add the resident owner of enormous and exotic snakes to the Washington Wizards ' list of big men seemingly snakebitten by injuries and illness this preseason. Kevin Seraphin , a collector of the slithery reptiles — including one creatively named, "Snakey" — will miss the Wizards' next game on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets , and possibly more, after straining his right calf in the first quarter of the team's 99-95 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Wizards do not...
December 27, 2012 |
Ever since the Washington Wizards acquired Nene from Denver, Kevin Seraphin has sought out the veteran big man after games and practices for wisdom and advice. The conversations range from how to defend the pick-and-roll, to tips on footwear and even hairstyles. Nene dishes, Seraphin listens. When Seraphin twisted his hair into a dreadlock starter kit earlier this month, the long-haired Nene suggested that his young pupil try a different look. "Nene don't want anybody but him to...
March 11, 2013 |
For the first time in several weeks, Jan Vesely 's two-bedroom apartment in Northern Virginia is no longer crowded with visitors or filled with the aromas of his favorite dishes from his native Czech Republic. Vesely's mother, father, sister, brother in-law, grandmother and aunt are all back home, leaving his fiancee, Eva Kodouskova, as his only sounding board during his disappointing sophomore campaign with the Washington Wizards . "It means a lot to me that she's here," said Vesely, whose...
April 30, 2013 |
Jason Collins's barrier-shattering revelation that he is gay will have no influence on the Washington Wizards ' plans with him this offseason, a person with knowledge of the team's thinking said Tuesday. Bringing back a 34-year-old free agent center with limited skills was never among the team's priorities — and that has not changed. That doesn't mean Collins will not return to Washington, the person said, but if the 7-foot center wants to continue his NBA career it will likely be elsewhere.
April 11, 2013 |
When the Washington Wizards started the season with 12 straight losses and had just four victories after the first 32 games, Coach Randy Wittman didn't want to alienate the veterans who had earned their minutes or force them to surrender on a season that still had some faint promise once John Wall returned from a left knee injury . Instead of developing the four first-round picks the team has selected in the two of the past three NBA...