Upset writer suggests Wizards owe Warriors an apology, not the other way around


After a late three-point attempt by JaVale McGee on Sunday in what ended up as a blowout in Oakland, the Wizards made it clear they thought the Warriors owed them an apology.

But Jon Becker, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, firmly believes it's Washington who should be saying sorry, and not Golden State.

The basis behind Becker's take, which he published on Monday, is that the Wizards have hoisted three shots that are similar to McGee's in the past few months (he cites them, too, after clearly having done his research). He even calls Scott Brooks' team "hypocritical" for complaining about what McGee did.

"The Washington Wizards, who felt disrespected by JaVale McGee’s late-game 3-point attempt in the final seconds of the Warriors’ blowout win Sunday, apparently forgot they’ve shot three similar final-second shots recently in lopsided victories," he writes in a brief post that is pretty warm, if not hot.

What's different about the Wizards' examples, though, is that the players who attempted them (one belonged to Trey Burke with the other two coming from Tomas Satoransky) are guys who are more accustomed to spotting up from deep.

McGee, on the other hand, is a 7-foot center who has tried just 10 field goals from beyond the arc in his career. That added another layer to Washington's frustration and made the sequence feel more circus-like.

You can read his full post below. Fortunately, the Wizards return to action on Tuesday and will hopefully put this issue behind them once and for all: