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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, has been making a lot of bold statements both on and off the court this season.
There was his “beef” with NBA agent David Faulk, after he questioned his ability to be a top tier point guard. It wasn’t that long ago he proclaimed himself a max contract player, although, if one was to look at the totality of his career, his premise seemed implausible.
Then last week, he got ejected from a game against the Golden State Warriors for threatening Klay Thompson but then followed that by dropping 47 points against one of the league’s best defenses in the Memphis Grizzlies.
And according to Sports Illustrated, after his team suffered a 103-80 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Wizards guard told the Washington Post that he believes he’s the fastest player in the league, even Russell Westbrook.
“I think we are both young, athletic, fast point guards,” Wall said. “That’s very rare that you see that in this league. I’m trying to take the same steps that he took to become an all-star. I give a lot of credit to how he is working and how is helping his team win.”
“No, I’m going to say myself….There’s a couple fast guys in this league. He’s up there, Derrick [Rose] is up there, when he’s healthy. Mike Conley’s pretty quick. It’s different guys. Ty Lawson’s quick. So there’s a lot of guys, but I put myself first. Just for fun.”
I think Wall has a case here, but it’s kind of hard to quantify who the fastest player in the league is. It’s a subjective topic that will bring forth a number of different opinions.
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Following a game against the Thunder, Wizards point guard John Wall was asked if thinks Russell Westbrook is the fastest player in the NBA. He does not.
After scoring 35 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic; Wizards guard John Wall spoke to the media about hard fouls, re-directing his aggression in the right way, and what went wrong against the Magic.
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If there's a reason to watch Friday night's matchup between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic, it may be to see John Wall.
These teams have numerous players unavailable as Wall tries to help the visiting Wizards end a six-game road losing streak against a Magic team that has dropped eight straight.
Washington (26-45) had only eight players available in its last contest...
Former Kentucky Wildcats John Wall and Darius Miller both set career high’s in scoring against some tough competition. Wall dropped 47 points in a 107-94 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Replacing the injured Eric Gordon, Darius Miller made the start for the Hornets, and scored 16 points in a 110-86 win.
John Wall started the season on the bench with a knee injury. In the Wizards...
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder were stunned by a Washington Wizards team without John Wall earlier this season.
They'll certainly be paying close attention to Wall on Wednesday night.
Coming off one of the best individual performances of the NBA season, Wall may need a similar offensive effort in Oklahoma City if the Wizards plan to pull off a surprising sweep of...
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3/27/2013 - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
NBA.com Game Highlights
With only eight players actually dressed for the game, the Washington Wizards simply had nothing but their pride and dignity to show for against the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder last night.
Despite the 23-point loss, which would...
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Tobias Harris had 30 points and 11 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic break an eight-game losing streak with a 97-92 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Maurice Harkless added 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while reserves E'Twaun Moore and Andrew Nicholson scored 15 and 14, respectively, for Orlando.
John Wall led the Wizards with 35 points, nine rebounds...
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Injury Report: Nene (sore knee/wrist/shoulder), Tervor Ariza (flu-like symptons), Bradley Beal (sprained left ankle), and A.J. Price (sore right groin) missed Washington's Monday game against the Grizzlies. Leandro Barbosa is out due to left knee surgery and will miss the remainder...
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3/27/2013 - Amway Center, Orlando, FL
NBA.com Game Highlights
John Wall’s stat line pretty much told the tale of last night’s loss to Orlando. Whenever he scores as many as 35 points, on 28 shots, with only two assists, it’s pretty clear the Wizards had a terrible night shooting the ball, with no other scoring option available...
With the top five teams in the West already a lock for the playoffs, there are only 3 spots left in the west. Problem is, there’s 6 teams with a realistic chance of nabbing those spots, including Utah.
As this race heats up, I’d like to take this opportunity to begin a weekly update of the playoff chances for these teams. I’ll include my thoughts on what each team will...
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