Ted Leonsis Rumors
Whatever his fate is, he’ll be a first ballot Hall of Famer. I hope he comes back. His deal is, he can say ‘I want to come back,’ and he would be welcomed with open arms. He might say ‘I don’t want to come back, I want to negotiate,’ and we would do that. He might say I want to go somewhere else. He’s earned that. “And we love Paul Pierce,” Leonsis said. “He knows where he stands in our desires. But it’s up to him now, and there’s probably no one in the NBA right now in that part of their career that’s earned that freedom to do what he thinks is best for he and his family.”: 15 more rumors
Ted Leonsis: “Paul Pierce is a Hall-of-Fame player, and he brought so much to the Wizards this year – on the court as well as off. When people struggle to describe the “It Factor,” all they need to do is look at Paul. He was an incredibly valuable piece to our puzzle this year, and he expressed to us what a positive experience he had with our team, organization and city. I hope he has a desire to return to the Wizards next season and continue to build upon what he started.”
Ted Leonsis’s desire to have a standalone practice facility built for his Washington Wizards is no secret. The Wizards owner has been on the record since the end of 2013 stating his intentions and though he still doesn’t know where exactly the facility will be located, he expects to know by the end of the summer. “I’m hoping by the end of the offseason to make an announcement that says this is the place that we’re going to build it and how long it will take,” Leonsis said Monday at Verizon Center after watching the Mystics and Minnesota Lynx take part in an experimental analytics scrimmage.
Grant Paulsen then wondered if Leonsis would text or call Wall to find out how the injury was healing. “No, I would never do that,” Leonsis said. “I think that would be inappropriate. He’s probably got enough pressure on himself. And to be straightforward, we’ve got to do what’s in the best interest of the player in this case, so you don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize his health in any way. And he’s such a competitive player, he’ll want to play. And it’ll be up to him and people around him and us to make sure that he doesn’t do anything that would hurt himself, because he’s going to have a really, really long career here.”
In a post that spans three entirely different topics in just six paragraphs, Theodore takes aim at WJFK-FM personality Chad Dukes, adding armchair radio program director to his already impressive resume as a sports franchise owner. It seems this has been bothering him all weekend. “On Friday, in drive time rush hour radio, from 500 pm to 600 pm, on 107.6 FM, the conversation wasn’t about the Wizards upcoming game, it was about bacon and potato casserole recipes, and favorite Seinfeld episodes. Is there any other market in America that sports talk radio converses about Seinfeld in drive time on the night of an NBA playoff game? Or the night before a big away Caps playoff game? Perhaps this is why Wizards and Caps fans don’t tune in? These kids today.” — Ted Leonsis, via http://tedstake.monumentalnetwork.com
Leonsis was asked: Would you be in favor of legalizing sports betting? His response: “First of all, I respect our commissioner. I love Adam Silver I think he’s doing a great job. And I think he is spot on. I think we’re living in this real-time technical trading world, and that there’s so much betting that goes on, I think this first iteration that we’re seeing with the Draft Kings kind of phenomenon, and this daily interactive gaming. But, it makes sense. You’re going to have wallets on your phone, people now are going to start to make wagers on, in a real time way, ‘I think he’s going to make a pass, instead of take the shot,’ and you’ll be able to instantly move money back and forth, so it’s better to get in front of it. and the consumer is going to do what the consumer is going to do. We have to make sure that it’s managed in the right way. But I do think it was smart to get in front of it, and not bury your head in the sand and say it’s not going to happen.”
They asked different people within the group — staff members, players, coaches and even owner Ted Leonsis and mascot G-Wiz — to share a quote from an African American pioneer they admired. They put that quote alongside one of their own in composite images released on this page and their social media channels. A couple of them … looked a little out of touch. Like this one of Leonsis and Martin Luther King Jr. And this one of mascot G-Wiz and Benjamin D. Davis Jr.