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Wizards fans celebrate division crown

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, second from right, is congratulated by teammates guard John Wall, second from left, and forward Kelly Oubre Jr., right, after he was fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, not pictured, as Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., left, looks on, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Wizards won 119-108. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

After 38 years the drought is finally over: Tuesday night the Washington Wizards clinched their first division title since 1979 with a 119-108 comeback win over the LA Lakers.

Back in March of 1979 the then-Bullets were the reigning world champions, Jimmy Carter was president, “Tragedy” by the Bee Gees was the number one song in America and “The China Syndrome” was on top at the movies.

In the 2016-2017 season, the focus for Wizards' fans is on local superstar John Wall. Juan Natal of Kensington is a huge fan of Wall's "moves, his dribbling skills, everything about him.”

“I’m from D.C., born and raised,” says Anthony Brown, who loves the Wiz, and is a bartender at 10 Tavern across from the Verizon Center.

He says the success of the Wizards and the Caps- who hold the best record in the NHL- is making for one fun year downtown.

“It’s great. It’s brought a buzz back to the city," says Brown. "Games across the street have been doing well and we’re having fun with it.”

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