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Ice Cube's new basketball league features a ton of ex-Wizards: try to name them all

Ice Cube's new basketball league features a ton of ex-Wizards: try to name them all

Ice Cube, a rapper turned businessman extraordinaire, has a new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players. They held a draft and then announced the rosters on Sunday. As it turns out, there are a heck of a lot of former Wizards set to participate as players or coaches.

Below is a full list of the rosters. There are 15 guys with connections to the Wizards. Can you name them all?

3's Company (coached by Allen Iverson)

Allen Iverson
DerMarr Johnson
Andre Owens
Mike Sweetney
Ruben Patterson

3-headed Monsters (coached by Gary Payton)

Rashard Lewis
Jason Williams
Kwame Brown
Eddie Basden
Mahmoud Abdul Rauf

Ghost Ballers (coached by George Gervin)

Mike Bibby
Ricky Davis
Mo Evans
Marcus Banks
Ivan Johnson

Ball Hogs (coached by Rick Barry)

Brian Scalabrine
Josh Childress
Derrick Byars
Rasual Butler
Dominic McGuire

Tri-State (coached by Julius 'Dr. J' Erving)

Jermaine O'Neal
Bonzi Wells
Xavier Silas
Lee Nailon
Mike James

Power (coached by Clyde Drexler)

Corey Maggette
Cuttino Mobley
Jerome Williams
DeShawn Stevenson
Moochie Norris

Killer 3s (coached by Charles Oakley)

Chauncey Billups
Stephen Jackson
Reggie Evans
Larry Hughes
Brian Cook

Trilogy (coached by Rick Mahorn)

Kenyon Martin
Al Harrington
Rashad McCants
James White
Dion Glover

Did you find all the Wizards? Here are the 15:

DeShawn Stevenson
Kwame Brown
Al Harrington
Charles Oakley
Mike Bibby
Rick Mahorn
Josh Childress
Larry Hughes
Rasual Butler
Dominic McGuire
Rashard Lewis
Brian Cook
Mike James
Xavier Silas
Mo Evans

That's 15 out of 47 total players and coaches. Rick Barry also played one year for the Washington Capitols, though they are not affiliated with the Wizards/Bullets franchise. George Gervin also played for the Virginia Squires, which were part of the Capitols' franchise.

That's a lot of connections to Washington basketball teams.

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How to watch Pistons at Wizards ‘Predict the Game’ broadcast

How to watch Pistons at Wizards ‘Predict the Game’ broadcast

The Washington Wizards return to Capital One Arena to host the Detroit Pistons on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 2 p.m. 

The Wizards are hoping to not only bounce back after suffering from a tough 140-111 loss in Toronto Friday night but also to snap their losing streak at home. Monday’s game will be the Wizards last home, before hitting the road until they return home on January 30th. 

The Wizards currently lead the series 2-1, the Wizards won both matchups against the Pistons on Nov.4 and Dec. 16. However, most recently the Wizards fell short 132-102 on Dec 26th. Will the Wizards be able to win the season series on Monday?

Take your Wizards experience to the next level and get involved in the action with NBC Sports Washington's newest Predict the Game contest.


What is this broadcast? Predict the Game is an easy-to-enter, free contest that allows fans to predict various game and player performance outcomes through a series of approximately 12-15 questions per quarter that will appear on-screen during the alternate telecast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. Predict the Game leaderboards will be displayed at select times, and the winner of each contest will be revealed throughout the game and during NBC Sports Washington’s postgame coverage.

Where can I find it? Contest questions and leaderboards will be displayed on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder).

Additionally, the broadcast can be streamed on desktopiOS and Android devices. 

The NBC Sports Washington Plus presentation will, for the first time, feature special hosts, who will appear at various times to address Predict the Game participants and provide contest updates, information and results. The enhanced experience will contain the majority of the same video and audio (including announcers) as the primary live-game coverage, which will be available simultaneously on NBC Sports Washington.

How do I win? Fans will earn points for both answering questions (1 point) and correct predictions (1 or 2 points, depending on the question), with the top eligible scorer at the end of each game earning or splitting the $500 prize.

Each quarter will be its own contest, with an entirely new leaderboard starting from scratch, so even if fans miss out on the start of the game there will still be plenty of time to play and win. 

Fans must enter Predict the Game, which is open to join throughout the entire game, and submit their predictions at www.nbcsportswashington.com/predict.


What: Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: 2:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Pistons will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Pistons on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


1:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

1:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

2:00 PM: Wizards vs. Pistons (LIVE)

4:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

5:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

5:30 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)


January 6: vs Boston (7 p.m.)

January 20: vs Detroit (2 p.m.)

January 26: at Atlanta (6 p.m.)

February 3: vs Golden State (7 p.m.)

February 11: vs Chicago (7 p.m.)

February 21: vs Cleveland (7 p.m.)

February 26: vs Brooklyn (7 p.m.)

March 3: at Sacramento (10 p.m.)

March 10: vs New York (7 p.m.)

March 18: at Brooklyn (7:30 p.m.)

March 15: vs Phoenix (7 p.m.)

April 1: vs New Orleans (7 p.m.)

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.


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Warriors' Stephen Curry could return from injury on March 1 vs Wizards

Warriors' Stephen Curry could return from injury on March 1 vs Wizards

According to The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II, Steph Curry is aiming to return to play on March 1 when the Golden State Warriors host the Washington Wizards.

This game will be second of a four-game West coast swing, starting in Utah and hitting San Francisco, Sacramento and Portland before returning home.

Curry has been sidelined since Oct. 30 with a broken left hand. He had surgery on Nov. 1 and was ruled out at least three months.

If he does indeed return on March 1, he could play in 22 more regular season games this year. There were rumors that he would sit the entire season, but apparently Curry is focused on a return this spring, according to more from Thompson II. 

"I've been making progress," Curry said via NBC Sports Bay Area during the Warriors game vs Orlando on Saturday. "No setbacks which is definitely encouraging to get back to 100% as soon as possible."

The Wizards vs Warriors game will tipoff at 8:30 p.m. EST.