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D.C.'s ready to dance with the stars

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Cheers and Jeers,Sports,Leon Saffelle

As we begin November, the Capitals offer the only realistic shot at bringing a championship to the District any time soon. However, that doesn't mean you can sleep on the city's other teams.

John Wall's home debut Tuesday night for the Wizards was absolutely fantastic: 29 points, 13 assists, nine steals. His play lived up to the hype -- which makes his dance moves not only acceptable but something to celebrate.

That brings to mind the other big D.C. rookie debut of 2010: Stephen Strasburg and his 14-strikeout performance for the Nationals against the Pirates. He's not as flashy as Wall but has the same big-game potential.

Couple the above with Capitals star Alex Ovechkin's auspicious two-goal performance in his 2005 debut and the potential of Nats 2010 No. 1 pick Bryce Harper, and Washington's young sports star power is rising fast.

The excitement is building in the city -- now all it needs are some championships to go with all the buzz.

lsaffelle@washingtonexaminer.com

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