Slam – In Portland for his only visit, Wall teamed up with Lillard to promote the release of Adidas’ Floral City Collection of socks, hats, sweatshirts and shoes that feature the accompanying floral pattern and colors to recognize Washington’s Cherry Blossom Festival, which begins Thursday, and Portland’s Rose festival, which starts in two months. With hip-hop music blaring, Wall and Lillard sat in a small corner on the second level of the store, a stuffy room cooled only by a portable floor fan. Wall wore a Washington Bullets baseball cap with a cherry blossom-patterned bill. “I like the Bullets hats. I like wearing them. I just think they have more style, more flavor,” Wall said. “The Wizards logo is cool. I like all that, but I wish we could go back to these – but I know we’re never going back. One time in my career, I would like to wear some throwback jerseys, just one time, one time. I want to wear it one time. I know it’s tough, but it’d be cool.”
Basically that was John’s nice way of saying Wizards is the dumbest fucking team name ever. Well not ever, I still remember the Cleveland Browns exist, but it’s probably top 5 or top 10. It would be a bad name for a quidditch team, and it’s a phenomenally bad name for a basketball team. Now, when it comes to changing it or not, obviously I’d love to see them go back to Bullets. It’s unique, cool name. Now I get why they changed it. When everyone in DC is being shot all over the place, it’s really hard to move merchandise promoting bullets. Really hard. But at the same time, Carolina’s hockey team is the Hurricanes. Which I always found odd because hurricanes kill a bunch of Carolinians on a yearly basis. I get that it’s different, but at the same time, it’s not that far off. Kind of a shame Gilbert Arenas had to go into the locker room shoving guns into people’s eyeballs. That for sure is holding back any sort of change. At the end of the day, I get why they probably will never change it back. They have to do what’s best for business. But I’m with John here- Wizards fucking sucks.