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Standout Washington Wizards guard John Wall put on a show during Wednesday’s University of Kentucky alumni game. Agreeing in July to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million, Wall compiled 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the exhibition. “[Eric Bledsoe] told me I wasn’t going to get 40, so I went to go get 40,” said Wall, 22, who Washington took out of Lexington first overall in 2010. Averaging 16.9 points, 8.0 dishes and 4.4 boards since turning pro, the 6-foot-4, 195 pound native North Carolinian is a burgeoning NBA star. Largely because Wall missed 33 contests with … Continue reading →
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Recently, the fine folks over at the University of Kentucky held their second annual charity basketball game and many notable names including Wizards star John Wall made an appearance.
Wall (in part of a bet with Eric Bledsoe) had a fantastic game as he dropped an impressive triple double effort with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Check out some of the more notable highlights below:
In this week’s addition to A Study In Green, we talk about former Celtics centre Jason Collins. Let’s see how Collins’ time with the Celtics panned out.
Collins’ strength may not appear on the stat sheets but in his time with the Celtics, he was able to demonstrate his ability as an effective defender who was able to set hard screens for the other scorers.
Milt Newton was introduced as general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Newton was a longtime member of the Washington Wizards' front office reporting to Ernie Grunfeld.
Newton commented that the Wizards ignored some of his suggestions and made mistakes.
The Wizards haven't reached the playoffs since 2008.
I bet John Calipari wishes he had some of these guys on his roster in 2012 when his Kentucky Wildcats underachieved after raising a national championship banner.
Monday night Calipari had Wildcats from the past few seasons return for their annual alumni game. The names on the floor probably had fans wishing they could turn back the hands of time.
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis...
As noted in a previous post here on That NBA Lottery Pick, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was in attendance at Fashion Week at New York City.
Now, he wasn’t the only notable NBA players to make an appearance.
Check out Wizards guard John Wall and Knicks guard Iman Shumpert in the front row at Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 runway show and apparently, Justin Bieber is there as well:
Knicks’ Iman Shumpert and Wizards’ John Wall sit next to singer Justin Bieber and designer Jeremy Scott front row at the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 8, 2013 in New York City:
photos via Zimbio.com