Duke Basketball Used To Generate Boos?

According to Slate’s Josh Levin in an interview with The Fynal Cut:

I went to a Wizards game the other night, and despite the fact that Gilbert Arenas made a surprise return to the lineup, the crowd was comatose for pretty much the whole night. When the Bucks shot free throws, the Verizon Center crew put up a collage of Duke images — Paulus, Coack K, etc. — on the scoreboard to get the crowd to boo, and it worked like magic. I’m not kidding. That really happened.

I am not sure what to make of that.  Yeah, I know Duke is hated but wow, using images of Duke players and coaches in a random NBA game to get the crowd booing is just bizarre.  Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood both play for Washington and I am sure they had nothing to do with it.


4 Responses to Duke Basketball Used To Generate Boos?

  1. Dan Schwind says:

    My dad went to a Wiz game the other day and told me about that. I have to say, it probably has a lot less to do with the fact that Jamison and Haywood are on the team and a lot more to do with the fact that there are a LOT of Maryland fans that watch the Wizards and we all know their feelings on dook.

  2. Wilson says:

    That’s pretty amazing.

    Spring game today, any thoughts? I dunno how much you talk about football since I kind of came upon this site after the season last year, but I’m very excited for the fall.

  3. Tar Heel Fan says:

    I need to read up…UNC’s tournament run has been very time consuming.

  4. UNC'03 says:

    There are a lot of Maryland fans that support the Wiz. DC is full of people from Maryland. The two places are right next door.

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