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Kevin Durant the only local athlete on list of candidates for new Ben's Chili Bowl mural

Kevin Durant the only local athlete on list of candidates for new Ben's Chili Bowl mural

Ben's Chili Bowl, one of Washington D.C.'s iconic eateries, is undergoing a facelift. 

For the past five years, the U Street diner has displayed the images of former President Barack Obama and longtime patron Bill Cosby. The management team for Ben's Chili Bowl has decided it is time for a new mural, and are asking you, the people to decide who should go up next.

If you take a look at the names on the voting list you may notice that it includes a wide variety of people. There are 59 names on the list, with a wide variety of historically significant people (Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi), local icons (Chuck Brown, Russ Parr), celebrities with local ties (Danny Glover, Dave Chappelle) and a wide variety of famous musicians, artists, politicians and chefs.

There's also four athletes on the list, but only one with local ties.

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Joining Muhammad Ali, Misty Copeland and Simone Biles is Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, a native of Prince George's County, Md.

There's a slight problem here: Durant hasn't played basketball in the DC area since high school. Additionally, there's a bit of sour grapes among DC sports fans after Durant didn't consider Washington, D.C. as a landing spot during his offseason free agency.

Perhaps an athlete that represented Washington, D.C. sports more than Durant was worth nomination.

What about Redskins legend and NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green? On top of being an elite cornerback, he was and still is an outstanding person, who gives back to the community on a consistent basis. 

What about John Thompson Jr.? The towering former Georgetown coach led the Hoya program to national prominence, with three Final Four trips and a National Championship in 1985, in which he became the first African-American coach to capture a major sports championship.

Washington, D.C. has a solid history of athletic success, and some of the people responsible for that deserve the recognition.

You can visit the official website of Ben's Chili Bowl to look at the candidates and cast your vote

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Tyler Perry surprises Wizards in their Chicago hotel to compare heights

Tyler Perry surprises Wizards in their Chicago hotel to compare heights

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put Tyler Perry in a room with a bunch of NBA players? If so, we have the answer. 

During the Wizards' road trip to Chicago in January, the famous actor/producer/writer surprised several players in their hotel room and compared heights with them the whole time. 

Perry, who's used to being the tallest in the room at 6'5", was dwarfed by the likes of Thomas Bryant and Johnathan Williams. 

"I ain't ever been in a room where I'm the short guy," Perry said as he greeted all the players. 

There were a couple of players who Perry had the height advantage on. Bradley Beal admitted he was shorter than Perry during the video, while Perry didn't have a doubt he was taller than Gary Payton II. 

"Oh, you're short," Perry joked after Payton revealed his height. 

You can find more of this kind of inside access into the Wizards' trip to Chicago, where the "Wire-to-Wire" special will air on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Ish Smith, Moe Wagner and Scott Brooks will be mic'd up and featured throughout a condensed version of the Wizards' loss to the Bulls in mid-January. 

"The thing is, you look at celebrities as celebrities, but they look at our players as celebrities," Brooks said. "But you could tell that [Perry], he had their attention. Not a lot of times our guys are willing to wait after our breakfast meeting. But they waited around for him so it was really cool to see that."

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How to watch Wizards vs. Bulls Wire to Wire broadcast

How to watch Wizards vs. Bulls Wire to Wire broadcast

The Wizards head to the Bay Area to take on the Golden State Warriors. Before that, fans can enjoy inside NBA access in the debut of 'NBC Sports Wire to Wire'.

'NBC Sports Wire to Wire' will debut Sunday, Mar. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and feature a one-hour condensed game of the Wizards matchup with the Bulls from mid-January. The twist is players and coaches on both sides were mic'd up during the game. 

Ish Smith, Moe Wagner, and Scott Brooks are featured from the Wizards side, while you'll be able to hear Coby White, coach Jim Boylen and former Wizard Tomas Satoransky as well. The broadcast will deliver a mix of on-court audio and sit-down interviews. 

The Wizards fell to the Bulls 115-106 in the game in question. In a head-to-head matchup between two eventual All-Star snubs, Zach LaVine got the best of Bradley Beal, scoring 30 points on 12-21 shooting to get his team the win. 

If you recall, Beal questioned the Wizards' culture after his team dropped what he called a 'winnable game.' Since then, the Wizards are 7-6 and before the All-Star break, were playing some of their best basketball.

Beal has also been exceptional since Washington's last loss in Chicago, so perhaps there's a bit more insight into what went on that game that one, caused Beal to call out his team after the game, and two, sparked one of the best runs of play for the Wizards all year. 

So remember 6:30 p.m. on Sunday before the Wizards-Warriors game. And if you aren't able to catch it the first time, the special will be re-air later Sunday evening at 11:30 p.m.

Here's everything you need to know to tune into the game Sunday and how to watch the Wire to Wire broadcast afterward. 

WIZARDS vs. WARRIORS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors 

Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

When: Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. ET

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

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

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. WARRIORS TV SCHEDULE

6:30 PM: Wire to Wire: Wizards vs Bulls

7:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders

8:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live

8:30 PM: Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors

11:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live

11:30 PM: Wire to Wire: Wizards @ Bulls

WIZARDS vs. WARRIORS INJURY REPORT

Wizards: John Wall (OUT/Achilles), Thomas Bryant (OUT/foot)

Warriors: Marquese Chriss (Day-to-day/calf), Draymond Green (Day-to-day/hip), Steph Curry (Day-to-day/hand), Klay Thompson (OUT/knee)

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