Wizards, Pistons will participate in Mandela tribute

Wizards, Pistons will participate in Mandela tribute
December 28, 2013, 3:15 pm
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South Africa former president Nelson Mandela (left) and wife Graca Machel (right) wave during the final match in the 2010 World Cup between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium.

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The Bangles are coming. No, not the all-female, one-hit wonder '80s group but Mandela Bangles before the Wizards face the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

The Wizards will host Swati and Zaziwe Mandela, granddaughters of the late Nelson Mandela, before the game. Owner Ted Leonsis and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will attend as well.

Both teams will receive limited edition Mandela Bangles, which is a piece of jewelry for the wrist.

Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary in South Africa who was unjustly jailed 27 years and later became president, died earlier this month at 95. 

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