For the past five years I have worked for Examiner.com in the capacity of a sports journalist and photographer who covers the Washington Wizards basketball franchise. Through this opportunity I have met amazing people who care just as much or more about my favorite sport. I have experiences best understood by fans as having a no trade clause, moments shared with those people I have had the privilege to meet.
From the tutelage I received from Kyle Weidie of Truth About It when I first began getting into the thick of things, to talking about Big Momma’s House 2 with Nick Young when he was still a Wizard (back in 2011, when I asked a few Wizards players for their Oscar picks), to the music advice given to me by Martell Webster (Modest Mouse and Brant Colella) toward the end of the 2012-13 season when I asked him about his Nirvana shirt, and growing up in Washington state (I am in love with grunge music even though I have lived in Virginia all my life), I have experienced more than I could have ever imagined, and I am humbled and thankful to those people whom have shaped my life. The list is too long, but you know who you are.
Writing about basketball is but one facet of my life. For those who are here because of that facet, you might know me as DCWIZ. For those who know me through the MMORPG Ultima Online, you know me as G.v.P, or Lycanthropy. For those who know me through college at George Mason University, or for those who know me prior, you know I love grunge music (as I mentioned), films like Fight Club, Goodfellas, and In Bruges (and other inanimate objects), punk music, hip hop, blues, funk, G.I. Joe, the Redskins, and all kinds of varied and obscure things in between. This blog will go every place I did not go at Examiner.com, and some places I did.
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