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Wizards Stumble to an Ugly Dozen

Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post

Only a few seats down from the Washington Wizards’ bench, owner Ted Leonsis sat courtside and was accompanied by Nationals owner Mark Lerner as his team hosted the San Antonio Spurs at Verizon Center.

Lerner has already built a franchise from the bottom up, invigorated a fan base, and brought hope for a brighter future for baseball in this area. Leonsis’s plans of doing the same with his local basketball appears to be stuck in neutral or headed in reverse, as the losses continue to mount and hope wanes.

On Monday, Leonsis had a front-row seat to a Spurs clinic in ball movement, precision and execution while...

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