Robert Griffin III has led the Washington Redskins to three straight wins over division foes, but that was easy compared to the 1-13 Wizards beating the defending champion Miami Heat.
On Tuesday night, with RG3 sitting courtside, the Wizards beat the Heat. Though it's only the Wizards second victory, beating LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and the rest of the Heat is absolutely the highlight of this young Wizards season. And countless fans credit RG3's presence at the game as a key factor in the Wizards' win.
For RG3, the win seemed natural.
My first Wizard's Game? Was a great one!— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 5, 2012
And countless fans credit RG3's presence at the game as a key factor in the Wizards' win.
People in the bar break into applause when RGIII shown on screen during Wiz game. "That's why we're winning!"— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 5, 2012
Not everyone agreed with the theory that RG3 helped the Wizards win, especially not CSN Wizards Insider Chris Miller.
If one more person says the Wizards won because of RGIII I'm going to throw up. Respect a team fighting together to beat the Champs.— Chris Miller (@cmillscsn) December 5, 2012
Delivering a win was not the only task RG3 handled Tuesday. He also said he will begin working on converting noted Dallas Cowboys fan LeBron James to the Redskins.
RG3 on LeBron just now from Verizon Center: "He's a big Cowboys fan, but hopefully we can convert him." #RedskinsTalk— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) December 5, 2012
Who knows if Griffin will convert James, but fans all over Twitter and Facebook were making some pretty outrageous comparisons for the rookie wunderkind. WJFK's Sports Junkies host Eric Bickel might have taken the cake.
unbelievable watching everybody come to give RG3 a pound before they go into the locker room.... the man is GANDHI.— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) December 5, 2012