Thursday, the D.C. community lost two of its most incandescent figures: JaVale McGee and Nick Young.
The Washington Wizards traded both of them -- McGee to the Denver Nuggets and Young to the Los Angeles Clippers -- in what owner Ted Leonsis called yet another step in the team's rebuilding plan.
To show their appreciation, McGee and Young took to Twitter:
THANKs DC for the 5 good yrs we had and all the love ...to the organization, my teammates, coaches, and the fans... thanks for everything — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) March 16, 2012
Early Friday morning, McGee gave us an update on his whereabouts:
Pierre's mustache has landed in Denver! — Pierre McGee (@JaValeMcGee34) March 16, 2012
I'm going to need a minute...
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.