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Wizards owner will "Dougie" if team sells out

Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:59 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:29 pm
 
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis promises to dance the "Dougie" if the Wizards sell out a home game. Posted by Ben Golliver In the unlikely event that you missed it earlier this week , Wizards rookie point guard John Wall made headlines by dancing the "Dougie" during pre-game introductions before Washington's home opener against the Philadelphia 76ersjohn-wall-dougie Wall has drawn plenty of applause for his nimble feet and genuine smile, not to mention his outstanding early season play, but he has his share of detractors too , including radio host Colin Cowherd, who somehow concluded that Wall will never win an NBA title because the dance proves he loves the spotlight too much. Huh. As for Wall's boss, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, who recently purchased the Wizards from the Pollin family? Leonsis has Wall's back completely.  So much so that he is attempting to capitalize on the good buzz surrounding Wall's boogie down by promising to get in on the action. Writing on his blog, Ted's Take , Leonsis salutes Wall's play and says he will "Dougie" if the Wizards can sell out a home game.
History is being made at Verizon Center again. A rebuild is taking shape. A wonderful star is in the making. So far - so good.
We need your help. We play this Saturday night. We need and want you to be in attendance. The team plays better in front of a sold out building. Come support the team. Click here. Off of soap box now. When we have a total paid sellout this season, I will do the “Dougie” - I promise.
Now this is a Mark Cuban-esque 21st century NBA owner at his best. In one simple blog post, Leonsis sells tickets, connects directly with fans and potential fans, hypes up his team, and provides cover for his young superstar in the face of some unnecessary criticism. In a league where so many ownership groups are anonymous and/or out-of-touch, Leonsis is the opposite, bringing creative, fan-friendly ideas like Midnight Madness and 3-D video introductions to the table in just his first few months of ownership.  After a 2009-2010 season that was a public relations disaster for the Wizards, Leonsis is instilling the right energy when and where it is needed most.
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Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:55 pm
 

Wizards owner will "Dougie" if team sells out

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebask

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It is the Shizz.  Definitely.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:53 pm
 

Wizards owner will "Dougie" if team sells out

"Can everyone please stop calling it the Dougie?"

Well, since he actually did the Dougie, then no, I doubt people will stop calling it that.

"It's a totally different dance. It's inspired by Kenzo's Do the Shizz."

Have you watched the music video for "Do the Shizz?"  It looks nothing like what Wall came out to.  Absolutely nothing alike at all.  I know you're thinking of the popular "John Wall dance" that was inspired by Kenzo, but Wall only did that for a split second at the very end of doing the Dougie.

"The dissemination of incorrect information is highly amusing though. Does no one do any research anymore before regurgitating what they read or heard?"

I don't know, I wasn't that amused by your dissemination of incorrect information.  Were you trying to amuse yourself?  And what sort of research did you do to come up with this ridiculous post?



Since: Nov 2, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Wizards owner will "Dougie" if team sells out

Your fucking retarded. Its the DOUGIE. Did you hear the BACKGROUND MUSIC? John Wall even said that he did the DOUGIE.  The arm-flexing wasn't apart of the DOUGIE



Since: Mar 2, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:44 pm
 

Wizards owner will "Dougie" if team sells out

Can everyone please stop calling it the Dougie? It's a totally different dance. It's inspired by Kenzo's Do the Shizz. I guess that's not as friendly to say on TV though. But if the media wants to sound cool, at least get it right. The dissemination of incorrect information is highly amusing though. Does no one do any research anymore before regurgitating what they read or heard?


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