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Randy Wittman promised Wizards he’d dunk if they beat the Bulls

May 7, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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Under Randy Wittman’s tutelage, the young Wizards are playing beyond their years.

Because of them, the 54-year-old Wittman might have to act beneath his age.

Michael Lee of The Washington Post:

The Wizards players came through on their end of the bargain. Now, they are waiting on Coach Randy Wittman to deliver on his promise to attempt a dunk if the Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round.

“Witt got to be a man of his word,” Beal said of his coach’s planned dunk attempt. “He was supposed to do it last round. He had up until the first game to dunk. You know Witt, he needs a couple days to get stretched out. Hopefully he’ll do it. I think he can do it. Maybe.”

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Did Wittman promise to dunk or try to dunk? The difference could determine whether he will – or even can – deliver.

Even during a nine-year career that ended in 1992, Wittman was never much of a high-flyer, but he had hops.

Literally. He had hops.

  1. hdsnake867 - May 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Well, I’m not gonna buy into that old phrase that “white men can’t jump”, but I can tell from my personal experience that 54 year old men of any color can’t jump.

    • goodtogo28 - May 7, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      don’t tell that to Dr. J.

    • ProBasketballPundit - May 7, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      Is that a shot at Nash?

  2. 00maltliquor - May 7, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    The only thing Randy Wittman is gonna dunk is an oreo into milk.

    Btw, the Wizards young? Who other then Wall and Beal is young within the main core??

    • sportsfan18 - May 7, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Don’t ask us dude… go to Google and look for yourself…

      • 00maltliquor - May 7, 2014 at 7:27 PM

        Rhetorical question goober.

  3. kb2408 - May 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    In that case, we won’t be seeing Randy dunk.

    • kb2408 - May 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

      Oops, thought he said if the Wiz win the title. My bad!

  4. jattsoorma - May 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Lower the rim and do it, bet was never about a 10 ft rim.

  5. eugenesaxe1 - May 7, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Just get him the mini-trampoline the mascots use. Or a Little Tykes “My First Basketball Hoop”.

  6. seanb20124 - May 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Otto Porter is young, not much of a contributor though

  7. fanofthegame79 - May 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    With less than 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter, down by 3, the Wizards used their last four possessions shooting three-point shots. Maybe Wittman should have been in the paint dunking for one of those opportunities… SMH

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