1977-78 NBA World Champions Washington Bullets History

Elvin Hayes - The Big "E"
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When the Fat Lady Sang...
With such hits as "I’m Your Boogie Man," "Dancing Queen," and "Stayin’ Alive," disco was the music of choice for most Americans in 1978, but for Washingtonians and their Washington Bullets, it was the 1978 NBA Championship that provided sweet music to their ears. More...
  • 1978 NBA Finals Recap: Washington 4, Seattle 3 | Video Highlights
  • Title Team Celebrates 25 Years
  • 1978 Stats and Playoff Results
  • A Colorful Tradition

    Their first three years were played in two cities with three nicknames, but when Irene and Abe Pollin took control, the Washington Wizards stabilized, drafted legends and won a title.

    Team Destiny
    Relive the moments of the franchise's only championship. A team of destiny.