The Washington Wizards players talking a lot of smack in the offseason. The Wizards playing poor basketball once the season starts. It’s a tradition unlike any other in the NBA.

Every summer, All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal talk about how everyone is underestimating Washington and that the team is a serious contender in the East.

Once the season starts, the team show exactly why no one takes them seriously year after year.

Washington got blown out by the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night at home, losing by a final score of 134-111. The Wizards were down by 29 points at halftime, and the fans in the nation’s capital were not happy at all.

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With the loss, the Wizards are now 1-7 on the season. Wall finished with 19 points and nine assists. Beal scored 27 points. Dwight Howard made his season-debut and registered 20 points in 23 minutes. It didn’t matter. The Thunder shot a blistering 15-of-32 from beyond the arc and never sweated during the game.

OKC has now won four games in a row. Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and dished out 12 assists. Paul George scored 17 points. Washington native Jerami Grant racked up 22 points. It was a complete thumping by the Thunder.

The Wizards are too talented to lose like this. This was embarrassing and the fans had every right to boo the way they did.