John Wall is a very special player. That was obvious, but I think last night was the first time I genuinely got excited about an NBA regular season game. John Wall almost notched a triple-double (29 points, 13 assists, 9 steals), and nearly got a quadruple-double with eight turnovers, while John Wall was officially built in D.C. after beating the 76ers 116-115 in overtime. Gilbert Arenas is all but done in the nation’s capital, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee will develop in the paint, and the perimeter players for the Wizards know they will always need to be ready for a kick-out three point shot. Even Cartier Martin, who I didn’t think would make the team despite a decent preseason, nailed a tough three pointer with Andre Iguodala draped all over him after an inbound pass from Wall. McGee had a tremendous dunk and showed off his freakish jumping ability after a great Wall pass, and of course his ability to run the break makes the Wizards a fun team to watch. Enjoy the video about, and furthermore enjoy this Wizards team. They won’t be a factor this season, but give them another year or two and D.C. should be a factor in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
About the Author
Written by Robert Bode
A sports die-hard through and through. I grew up playing almost every sport possible, and to this day I try to stay as active as possible. However, since I'm not a professional athlete, talking and writing about sports is the next best thing. A University of Florida graduate but living in my hometown of Washington D.C. (well Northern Virginia), my favorite teams are the Florida Gators, Miami Dolphins, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Real Madrid, good up-tempo NBA teams (so not the Knicks), and Washington Capitals.