Basketball has changed dramatically since its inception, when the hoop was a peach basket, the balls were peaches, and the players were peach-farm employees just doing their jobs. See some sweet dunks with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see a Washington Wizards preseason game against the Miami Heat
- When: Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Verizon Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $12 for one ticket for upper-level seating in sections 400–433 (a $20 value)<p>
The Scouting Report
After snagging top-six overall picks in the past four NBA drafts, the Washington Wizards boast a roster flush with young stars eager to make their presence known in the league. In a preseason game, the Wizards will put their budding players to the test against last year’s NBA Champions the Miami Heat, hoping to pass, shoot, and checkmate their way past the competition.
Although the Washington Wizards have changed monikers four times since their founding—they’ve previously played under the banner of the Packers, Zephyrs, and Bullets, the latter of which took home the 1978 NBA World Championship—the franchise has conjured slam dunks in Washington for more than three decades. Several former players have been named among the league’s 50 greatest, leaving a mark on the NBA as indelible as the fake beard superglued to Merlin’s face. Today, throngs of up to 22,000 fans gather at the Verizon Center to cheer on the team swathed in their iconic red, white, and blue uniforms.