As if to silence any mention of playoff expectations, the Washington Wizards stumbled into the 2013-14 season with a dismal 2-7 record, dropping contests against the Philadelphia 76ers (now 6-12) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (now 5-12) along the way.
With no timetable on Otto Porter Jr. and early injuries to Nene and Bradley Beal, there’s little wonder why the casual fan passed up opportunities to nab seats at the Verizon Center in recent weeks – tickets for this Friday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks are priced as low as $5.43 on Stubhub as of publication.
But, few could pose strong arguments against fans who voiced their frustrations from the get-go this year. After all, the Wizards’ 2-7 hole still marked the team’s best start in three seasons – Washington began 0-12 last season and 0-8 the year before. Yet, to those who have showed up time and again to fill but some of the empty seats at the Phone Booth – a tip of the cap, to you. Your dedication has, somewhat unexpectedly, paid off. [Read more...]