Playing in the Southeast Division of the NBA’s Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team full with history. Originally founded as the Chicago Packers in 1961, the team encountered four names changes and three city relocations before becoming the Washington Wizards in the 1997 season. Now based in the Nation’s Capital, the Wizards play their home games at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Despite many different names and locations since their 1961 creation, the Wizards’ success and notoriety has remained unchanged. Their long history is filled with Conference and Division titles and numerous NBA Hall of Famers including Earl Monroe, Wes Unseld, Michael Jordan and Spencer Haywood. Now with a team full of promising NBA All-stars and future Hall of Famers, the Wizards are in pursuit of a NBA Championship in the near future.
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- NBA Championships: none
- Retired Numbers: Earl Monroe (10), Elvin Hayes (11), Gus Johnson (25), Wes Unseld (41)
- Current Stars: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter