Washington Wizards are one of the most popular basketball teams in the NBA. They have a rich history and many die-hard fans. Here are 10 things you may not know about the Washington Wizards:
1. The Washington Wizards were originally known as the Baltimore Bullets.
2. The team was founded in 1961 and played their first season in 1962.
3. The Bullets won the NBA Championship in 1978.
4. The team moved from Baltimore to Landover, Maryland in 1973 and became the Capital Bullets.
5. In 1974, the team changed their name to the Washington Bullets.
6. From 1997-2011, the team was known as the Washington Wizards. They reverted back to their original name, the Washington Bullets, in 2012 but then changed it again to the Washington Wizards in 2014.
7. The Wizards have made it to the NBA Finals four times but have never won a championship.
8. The Wizards have had some of the most iconic players in NBA history including Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, and Moses Malone.
9. The team plays their home games at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
10. The Washington Wizards are one of the most popular teams in the NBA and have a large following both locally and nationally.
11. Tickets to Wizards games are highly sought after and can be difficult to obtain.
12. The team has a long-standing rivalry with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
13. The Wizards mascot is G-Wiz, a humanoid dragon.
14. The team’s official colors are navy blue, red, gold, and white.
15. The Washington Wizards are owned by Ted Leonsis who also owns the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.
16. The team is currently coached by Scott Brooks.
17. The Wizards have a number of player development initiatives including the NBA G League affiliate Capital City Go-Go and the Jr. NBA Wizard Academy youth basketball program.
18. The team is actively involved in the community and participates in a number of charitable initiatives throughout the year.
19. The Washington Wizards are a strong presence on social media with over 2 million followers on Twitter.
20. The Wizards website features a wide variety of content including player profiles, game highlights, and team news.