Wizards dumped Bullets name 25 years ago; throwback uniforms unveiled


To celebrate 25 years since they dropped their Bullets name, the Washington Wizards will wear white, blue and bronze uniforms like the ones they debuted in 1997 for select games this season.

After his good friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated at a Tel Aviv peace rally Nov. 4, 1995, then-Wizards owner Abe Pollin announced the team he purchased in 1964 and moved to Washington from Baltimore nine years later was in search of a new name. A seven-person panel pared nearly 3,000 different fan suggestions down to 13, from which five finalists were selected. After a fan vote, Pollin announced Wizards, his personal favorite, as the winning name Feb. 22, 1996.



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