Robert Griffin III seems to have the Midas touch. The rookie quarterback has led the Redskins back to .500 with three straight wins, each coming against division opponents. Along the way, he broke the NFL rookie QB record for rushing yards in a single season. He's playing so well that even his fumbles somehow turn into touchdowns.
Now that's special. But could he help the Washington Wizards? Remember, we're talking about the same Wizards who started the season 0-12 and had just one win entering Tuesday night when they happened to be playing the defending champions Miami Heat. RG3 attended Tuesday night's game at the Verizon Center and sat courtside, where he witnessed the 1-13 Wizards pull off an improbable upset over the Heat, despite LeBron James' triple double.
Maybe some of his magic did rub off on another D.C. professional sports team. After all, the Redskins had just defeated the defending Super Bowl champions New York Giants. It's not logical, but sometimes certain things in sports don't make sense (see: Tim Tebow's 2011 season).
Afterwards, LeBron went up to Griffin before heading to the locker room and gave him a hug.
"He's an unbelievable talent, and he's a great quarterback," said James, via USA Today. "He doesn't play like a rookie at all. They've got a great one."
James isn't the only one who's impressed with Griffin.
He left Cowboys owner Jerry Jones "in awe." Michael Wilbon called him "the best player in the National Football League" on PTI after Washington's 17-16 win over the Giants on "Monday Night Football." After just 12 games SportsCenter already aired a Top 10 RG3 plays.
If Griffin and the Redskins keep this up, it might be just be worth showing the whole highlight-reel.