The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays their home games at the Verizon Center, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The Verizon Center, formerly known as the MCI Center, is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C.
Named after its sponsor, the telecommunications company Verizon Communications, the Verizon Center has been nicknamed the "Phone Booth" by local fans, because of its historical association with various telecommunications companies, such as MCI Inc. Located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Verizon Center sits atop the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro.