I’m glad Ted Leonsis will likely be the new owner of the Washington Wizards. Not because he’ll be better than Abe Pollin was, or whatever, but because someone has to take over, and I’m glad it’s Ted.
He’s local, he’s rich, he’s smart, he’s savvy, he’s digital and he’s had success owning the Verizon Center’s other occupant, the Washington Capitals.
Once Ted’s the owner though, he’ll have to address two big questions:
1. Should the Wizards change back to wearing red, white and blue? The answer there is a resounding yes, at least according to 93 percent of you.
2. Should the Wiz change back to being the Bullets? That’s trickier. Pollin himself changed the name to Wizards. As Kelly Dwyer said, it’s Abe’s legacy, or at least part of it. But, just one day after his passing, the City Paper is already calling for the change to Bullets.
There’s logic on both sides, but I don’t feel like drudging through it. I’m just curious to hear from you, so have at it, Washington basketball fans.
Note: “Bullets Fever” image stolen from the Wizznutzz’ Mothering Hut t-shirt.