Wizards Making Magic in the Commuity

In lieu of the start of the NBA Season today, I just wanted to point something out that my hometown team, the Washington Wizards have done...

Most of the Washington Wizards players, including this year's 1st round pick John Wall, took the time to serve veterans hors d'oeurves and food. That's definitely a great way to show appreciation to those who have served this country, and defend the right for all of us to be our own "destiny choosers".

Normally, I'm skeptical with these "NBA Cares" campaigns, considering that it's done more for positive PR purposes, to build face and credibility, and make themselves look good than they really are. I usually remember this quote from the Bible when I hear about big organizations "giving back" to the community...

Matthew 6:1-4

"Be careful not to do your `acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
But, as the case with the Wizards, I don't think that they aren't doing it so much only to show off they are servants of the community. For years, even before the "NBA Cares" Campaign, they followed the example of their late owner Abe Pollin and did stuff for the community all the time, without announcement and glorification. He has done tons for the DC community, like revitalize what practically was a DC slum into one of the most thriving parts of DC. but it wasn't until Abe Pollin died that we knew most of what he really meant to the community and all the things that he has done. That example follows with his successor, Ted Leonsis.

So with that, I would just like to say enjoy the NBA Season. If you were expecting an NBA prediction blog, I am not going to do one (as I didn't do one for the NHL at the start of their season). The season is just too long, with way too many games played. It takes a lot of work to analyze an NBA season (and even then, the so-called experts don't even to get it right)...


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