Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis seems to be in the commissioner's corner on this issue. "I responded immediately to Adam and said, 'Just put the Washington Wizards on national television and I'll make sure our players show up,'" Leonsis joked.
At 18 years old, Dewyane Dedmon made a big decision — he wanted to play basketball. Dedmon's mother, Gail, was a member of Jehovah's Witness and raised Dewayne and his two sisters under the same faith. As Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard wrote in 2011, under the religion, "allegiance to anyone or anything but Jehovah is forbidden." According to Ballard, while playing on a sports team was not "expressly forbidden," to play on a team might encourage allegiance to an external factor.
How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “Since I’m a long-time Washington Wizards season ticket holder and a fan, I’ve invited my Situation Room team to the Wizards-Hawks game tonight. We’re looking forward to a win.” How did you get your start in journalism? “After getting a master’s in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here in Washington, I got an entry-level job with the Reuters News Agency, and it was a life-changing experience. I will always be grateful to Reuters for the opportunity to learn about journalism. Even as a kid growing up in Buffalo, New York, I was always a news junkie and I still am. I feel blessed that