Wizards Miss On Dejuan Blair, Local Sports Tweets Prove Unforgiving

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IJune 26, 2009

BOSTON - MARCH 28:  DeJuan Blair #45 of the Pittsburgh Panthers shouts during their game against the Villanova Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 28, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

There he was, Jahidi White 2.0 waiting for the Washington Wizards to snatch him up with the 32nd pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. To an extent, it was surprising that he had dropped that far; but the pick was there for the taking by the Wizards.

At this point, I’ll let the tale of the Tweets tell the remainder of the story, as authored by esteemed local sports bloggers and writers.

 

@BurberryNHoop Maybe w/him falling so low, maybe the Washington Mystics will have the opp to draft Blair instead….

@Unsilent Dear Ernie, B-L-A-I-R. Love, Everyone

@jamiemottram Jeff Van Gundy’s “team assessment” is that the Wizards “need a shooting guard”. ESPN scroll analysis FAIL.

Then, the pick came in: Jermaine Taylor from the University of Central Florida. A shooting guard. My response?

@jarrett_carter Great. The Wizards pick the FORMER middleweight champ of the world.

 

And then, other reactions.

 

@dcsportsbog Hmmmm. Wiz draft a “scoring guard” while I was finishing resizing a DeJuan Blair photo. Guess I’ll go to sleep now.

@jamiemottram DeJuan Blair, who out rebounded entire teams last season, would have been of no use to the rebound-deficient Wizards. None at all.

@Unsilent I hate life.

 

And for good measure, some reaction from outside the DMV, shortly after Blair was picked by the San Antonio Spurs.

 

@CRM_alumnigonzo So DaJuan Blair will definitely be a good-to-great pro now. Good to know.

 

And that pretty much sums it up. All in a night’s work for a few disgruntled bloggers and reporters, same old business for the Washington Wizards draft exploits.

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