The Washington Wizards have a couple of veteran players on whom they are trying to rely to propel their young roster to an upset of the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
That veteran experience can be invaluable. Those guys can help manage the team’s emotions so that the highs aren’t too high and the lows aren’t too low. They can help keep everybody grounded and keep things in perspective when the moment starts to feel like it will be too overwhelming for young players.
Take, for example, the veteran wing man Al Harrington. Look at the veteran leader in his element.
On the list of reasons that the Wizards extended their series with the Pacers on Tuesday night, I think we can all agree that Harrington’s leadership ranked near the very top of the list.