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Late last month, Monumental Sports & Entertainment added another championship to its collection—this time in the burgeoning world of esports. Wizards District Gaming, the Wizards’ NBA 2K League affiliate team, defeated the Golden State Warriors-backed team, Warriors Gaming Squad, 3-1, to win the NBA 2K League Finals. The executives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, led […]
John Thompson Jr. represented so much to so many people—basketball excellence, Georgetown University, his players and his program, uncompromising Blackness. But he also represented D.C. He was the face and heart and soul of the District, more so than anybody in our lifetime, maybe more so than any sports figure ever. Or any figure, period. […]
On Thursday, Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud received a text from U.S. women’s national soccer team and North Carolina Courage forward Crystal Dunn with a request. Dunn wanted about 40 T-shirts made to illustrate the NWSL players’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and she needed them in time for the NWSL Fall Series […]
For four minutes, Ariel Atkins spoke from the heart. Flanked by her teammates and one of their young sons, the normally reticent Atkins explained to ESPN’s Holly Rowe why the Washington Mystics had decided to sit out of their Aug. 26 game against the Atlanta Dream, hitting pause on the WNBA season just days after […]
The news that legendary Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson Jr. had died Sunday at 78 released a rush of memories dating back 50 years. I first met and interviewed “Big John” in his tiny office at St. Anthony’s High School in Northeast Washington. The small Catholic school no longer exists, but that’s where Thompson’s […]