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John Wall wants to be a top notch player in the NBA

7 Sep

Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall has recently stated that he wants to be the best and thinks he can be the face of the Washington Wizards for years to come because he said it will be his responsibility to lead his team to the NBA Finals one day and it all starts with him. The young 21 year old point guard was one of only three point guards in the NBA to average at least 16 points per game along with 8 assists per game, but his turnover ratio per game is what has slowed his progress to take his game to the next level. He believes he had ¬†decent rookie campaign but could have been better and he expected better of himself because he was the overall # 1 draft pick in 2010 and believes that this coming year he will be much better. He says if he blames a mediocre season on injuries he’s just making excuses and knows no matter what it takes to be among the elite players in the league, he will have to start being a better player and leader for this young Wizard team. He did it at Kentucky ¬†under coach John Calipari and now his ex-coach believes his time is now. He knows what it takes to play at the pro level and for many, they would have considered Wall’s rookie season as a success, but he’s hungry for more. He knows it takes hard work, dedication and trust to win at the pro level. He likes what he sees in Washington and believes they have what it takes to get to the playoffs.

Wall ready to take his game to the next level

Locked Out NBA Stars Durant, Wall tearing it up in the Pro-am league

21 Aug

NBA stars Kevin Durant and John Wall teamed up with the DC Goodman League All-Stars last night to take on the Drew League Stars from California in a thrilling exhibition game, that ended up with a one point victory margin for the Goodman League side. The final score was 135-134, Kevin Durant was the player of the game because his two free throws sealed his team’s one point victory and viscous block on Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, James Harden saved the day. James Harden chipped in 28 points for the Drew League, while Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks led the Drew League with 34 points while playing against John Wall of the Washington Wizards, who helped Durant out with 28 points and some amazing assists. Wall claimed that playing with Durant was a thing of beauty because finding assists while playing with the NBA’s scoring champion, is easier than ever. These guys love playing basketball and hope the labor situation can be resolved just in time for the season. Last night’s exhibition game was not a disappointment once again as the players took the game very seriously and played their hearts out, but some expressed frustration towards the labor situation like Wall, who says its about playing the game I love, not about money. The Goodman league and the Drew league also had other notable NBA players playing in the game like DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings and NBA veteran Marcus Banks, but we know when the season starts or if there’s even a season, Durant and Wall will be extremely lethal and ready to play.