Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Painful Loss (pun intended) and Mr. Noodle Soup

As I got off the metro at Farragut North Wednesday night, I observed the rare sight of a wrecking ball tear through a ten-story building leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.

Such a seen was only fitting after the Wizards' spirits were crushed in a heartbreaking 110-109 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at Verizon Center on Wednesday night.

The return of a red-hot Gilbert Arenas was spoiled by a D-League point guard named Ramon Sessions. Before this game, I thought Ramon Sessions was a brand of noodle soup (see above).

Getting back to the wrecking ball analogy.

With about six seconds remaining in the game, Caron Butler dove on the floor to force a jump ball. In that one sequence, Antawn Jamison left the game clutching his shoulder, DeShawn Stevenson limped off the court, and Caron grabbed his ailing left wrist in a fit of pain. In essence, a pile of rubble developed.

The basketball gods must not like this team. If I were Brendan Haywood (the only starter not to have any serious injuries this year), I'd wear a some of those old man knee pads (see photo) Friday against Miami.

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