Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 6/28/14

I think the NBA lockout is beginning to get to some players.  Take Wizards PG John Wall for instance.  Not having competitive basketball in his life has led the talented guard to resort to some odd practices in order to get his hoops fix.

How odd?  Let’s just say you shouldn’t be too surprised if you pass John Wall in the street and he starts flashing some of his patented moves on you like some crazy interactive mime show.  Best advice I can give?  Stand perfectly still and let the man do his thing.  Seriously, one wrong move and you could get really hurt.

Says Wall (via ESPN)…

“I know it sounds a little crazy, but I’ll just be walking down the street and, out of nowhere, I’ll hit someone with an in-and-out move without having a ball. I scare them because they don’t know what in the world I’m doing, but I think this game through so much that it just comes out anywhere.

I only work on the moves that I would do in a game though. I had one man tell me that I better not do that again because he got scared when I did a quick crossover in front of him when I was walking down the street. It ends up being pretty funny.”

Funny or frightening?  I don’t know about you, but there’s something rather unsettling about a 6-foot-4, physically fit stranger juking me out of my jock strap in the middle of the street during my daily constitutional.  Stuff like that, yeah, it doesn’t happen all that often.  Wall best watch himself though, before he ends up getting dropped with a hard foul by an unsuspecting person, or worse, maced by a little old lady with an attitude.

At least the Wizards star is using his downtime for basketball related activities, and not kooky things like Derrick Rose and his newfound love of puppeteering.

 

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