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It's not very fun to be a Washington Wizard this season. First of all, there's the losing — lots of it. Then there's the Gilbert Arenas(notes) and Javaris Crittenton(notes) gun drama that's ruined the season. That was followed by the trading of two of their best players, Antawn Jamison(notes) and Caron Butler(notes). Then Josh Howard(notes) tore his ACL.

Ugh. I'm exhausted and depressed just from typing all that. Sorry, Wizards fans.

Thankfully, former Wizard and current Buck/smiling guy Jerry Stackhouse(notes) has an explanation for the Wizards' woes. Here's what he told Michael Lee at the Washington Post.

"It's like, I don't want to say it's a curse, but tough things happen to people when they go to that city, as far as injuries."

When asked to expound, Stackhouse lifted his hand and said, "I don't really want to go there."

Stackhouse should know. His final season in Washington lasted just 26 games as he was plagued by knee injuries. The only explanation is a curse.

But who cursed them? Think of all the players who have been Wizards that could cast a curse over the entire franchise. There's quite a few.

Michael Jordan is a pretty obvious choice. He has the means and the power to harness that kind of sorcery. Larry Hughes(notes) is an option as well, though his curse would be more along the lines of the Bubonic plague. However, I think the most likely candidate is Jahidi White, for obvious reasons.

Or maybe, just maybe, it's an unfortunate string of bad luck for the franchise. We all know that only the Clippers are truly cursed.

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