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Wizards will face Lakers, Clippers in Orlando's NBA exhibition schedule

Wizards will face Lakers, Clippers in Orlando's NBA exhibition schedule

Before the Wizards begin their eight-game schedule to close out the regular season on July 31, they will have three exhibition games to get warmed up in Orlando.

They will start July 22 against the Denver Nuggets and also play the Lakers and Clippers. Those are the three top seeds in the Western Conference.

Here is a look at their three-game set:

7/22: Nuggets, 3:30 pm ET
7/25: Clippers, 8 pm ET
7/27: Lakers, 3 pm ET

The question here, of course, is whether the stars will play given these games won't count. In a usual preseason, the answer would probably be 'no.' But in this case, with each team only having three games to find their rhythm before games start, and after months off, it is anyone's guess.

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It wouldn't be surprising if the Wizards did see some combination of Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The biggest question mark would be that Lakers game since it is the last exhibition game for both teams. Maybe James and/or Davis sit with two games already under their belt and an opening night meeting with the Clippers awaiting.

Either way, the Wizards will get a look at some of the NBA's best teams before they kick things off for real. And this also means they will be playing games nine days ahead of their regular season. There are now just under three weeks to go until the Wizards return to the court.

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Giannis vs. Moe Wagner incident recalls most famous headbutts in sports history

Giannis vs. Moe Wagner incident recalls most famous headbutts in sports history

Headbutts happen in sports, as sometimes players lose their cool. But when it involves the MVP of a sport, that will certainly draw some attention.

A quick Google search of the name 'Giannis Antetokounmpo' shows how outlets all over the world and from all corners of the internet covered his headbutt of Wizards big man Moe Wagner on Tuesday night. Everyone from FOX News to local papers in Michigan, where Wagner went to college, wrote something on the matter.

So, by that measure it has a chance to become one of the more memorable headbutts in sports history. But it has a long lineage of headbutts to follow. Here are a few of the most notable ones:

Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup

As far as headbutts go, this one is the G.O.A.T. Zidane lost his composure during extra time in the World Cup final, which earned him a red card and an ejection from the game. He was a star on the French national team and they went on to lose the match in penalty kicks. Zidane had a legendary soccer career, but this incident has helped define him because it was the last time he played on the sport's biggest stage.

Gus Frerotte vs. the end zone wall

D.C. fans will remember this one. Frerotte had just scored a touchdown for the Washington Football Team on Sunday night football against the rival Giants in 1996. So, he headbutted the wall in celebration. Unfortunately, he hurt his neck in the process.

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John Starks and Reggie Miller

Getting Antetokounmpo ejected on Tuesday night gave the Wizards an advantage, though they still lost the game. It also wasn't a high stakes game at all for the Bucks. Getting ejected from a playoff game would be a much more costly mistake and that's exactly what happened to Starks in 1993 when he headbutted Reggie Miller in Game 3 between the Knicks and Pacers.

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield

Everyone remembers the epic Tyson vs. Holyfield rivalry for Tyson biting off part of Holyfield's ear. But that wasn't the only dirty move done in one of their fights. Tyson also headbutted Holyfield pretty blatantly.

Kevin Garnett loves to headbutt people and things

Garnett was known for a pregame ritual in which he would headbutt the stanchion under the basket to pump himself up. But on one night in 2015, that practice came in handy when he decided to lunge towards Dwight Howard during an argument while he was on the Nets and Howard was on the Rockets. Garnett made contact for the headbutt and was promptly ejected.

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NBA will award an MVP, All-Bubble Team for seeding games

NBA will award an MVP, All-Bubble Team for seeding games

There will be an NBA Bubble MVP.

The league announced that there will be an All-Seeding Games Team and a Player of the Seeding Games, honoring the best performers from the seeding games that started July 30 and will conclude Friday.

The awards will be announced Saturday afternoon, prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference play-in series.

A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters who have been on-site at the Walt Disney World resort covering the season restart will vote for the award winners. There will be a five-player first team and a five-player second team, with no breakdowns by position.

Top candidates would likely include Phoenix's Devin Booker, Dallas' Luka Doncic, Portland's Damian Lillard, Houston's James Harden, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Indiana's T.J. Warren.

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