John Wall wants the Wizards to change back to the Bullets

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It has been 17 years since the Washington Bullets existed. Then owner, Abe Pollin, changed the team name from the Bullets to the Wizards. He changed the colors from red, white and blue to teal, black and gold. There have been rumblings now and again about people wanting the name changed back to the Bullets, however the name Bullets got its biggest supporter.

Current Wizards point guard, John Wall, is in favor of the team changing its name back to the Bullets. Here is what he had to say:

I like the Bullets hats. I like wearing them. I just think they have more style, more flavor. The Wizards logo is cool. I like all that, but I wish we could go back to these – but I know we’re never going back. One time in my career, I would like to wear some throwback jerseys, just one time, one time. I want to wear it one time. I know it’s tough, but it’d be cool.

Abe Pollin changed the team name because of the Washington D.C. community. This was brought up when Gilbert Arenas was suspended for his bringing a weapon into the team’s facility. The press release said:

It is widely known that Mr. Pollin took the extraordinary step of changing the team name from “Bullets” to “Wizards” in 1997 precisely to express his abhorrence of gun violence in our community.

Is this the type of rumblings needed for the name to be changed? Is John Wall just trying to get a few throwback games next season? This will likely be brought up to general manager Ernie Grunfeld and owner Ted Leonsis, so the answers will be given sooner than later.


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