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VIDEO: Otto Porter hits buzzer-beater after shot clock malfunction

VIDEO: Otto Porter hits buzzer-beater after shot clock malfunction

Wizards sharpshooter Otto Porter was so hot in the first quarter on Thursday night against the Pacers that even a malfunction of the shot clock in Indiana couldn't throw him off.

The Wizards inbounded the ball with 6.7 seconds left in the first quarter and the shot clock read as 4.6 seconds because it didn't reset when the Pacers' shot went in on the previous possession. Becuase of that, the buzzer rang while Porter was shooting and with just over a second left.

Porter was not fazed and followed through on his shot. It banked in and, as play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz immediately called, it ultimately counted.

Watch the whole sequence right here:

That was Porter's fifth three in the first quarter alone. His career-high is six.

Porter later made this ridiculous circus shot in the second quarter:

The guy just couldn't miss on Thursday night.

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Kyrie Irving sees John Wall's role with Wizards as a model to follow, report says

Kyrie Irving sees John Wall's role with Wizards as a model to follow, report says

By now everyone knows that star guard Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland at least in part because he hopes to find a team where he can be the No. 1 option, where he will not be overshadowed by LeBron James.

It's a fascinating storyline that has the NBA world buzzing in debate. Irving is a 25-year-old star playing alongside the best player in the world and regularly going on deep playoff runs to the NBA Finals. It seems like a great spot to be in, yet he is yearning for something else.

A new report, in fact, highlights Wizards star John Wall as somebody Irving is envious of. Wall is not in the shadows of anyone. He is the face of a franchise and that's exactly what Irving wants.

[RELATED: What should Cavs do with Kyrie Irving? Not an easy call]

Read this from ESPN in an article penned by Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst:

But there were ancillary issues that bothered Irving, too, such as how James' good friend Randy Mims had a position on the Cavs' staff and traveled on the team plane while none of Irving's close friends were afforded the same opportunity. Irving chafed about how peers such as Damian Lillard and John Wall were the center of their franchises and catered to accordingly. There's irony there, as Wall was envious of Irving's Nike shoe deal and Lillard has never advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs. Irving has been to three Finals and has a championship.

There are some good points in there. Wall has a lot of what Irving wants, but also vice versa. They note the shoe deal, but Wall would love to play in three straight NBA Finals and win a ring, of course.

Regardless of what you think about Irving's goals and how they may differ from others, it's an interesting window into how even NBA superstars can see the grass as greener, no matter how attractive their own situation seemingly is.

[RELATED: John Wall's new contract with Wizards, by the numbers]


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Jason Smith announces arrival of baby boy on Instagram

Jason Smith announces arrival of baby boy on Instagram

The Wizards offseason has been filled with adjustments to the bench and solidifying the young core of the team. 

Although he will not be receiving a max contract, forward Jason Smith just announced that the Wizards family just got a little bit bigger.

Smith and his wife Kristy took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the birth of their baby boy, Carter Jack Smith.


It's a great day to have a baby!

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Smith was a key component to the Wizards bench last season, averaging 5.7 points in his first season in D.C.

Congratulations to the Smith family.