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Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
But Cowherd instead asked Calipari questions about being famous in Lexington, and about recruiting, and about Karl-Anthony Towns. So finally Calipari forced the issue. “You’ve got to stop on John Wall,” the coach said. “You’re out of your mind. He did something six years ago when he was 19 years old. He does a dance. What was the name of the dance? Stop. That was seven years ago. Here’s what I would say to you: he and Derrick Rose and a couple other guys are the best point guards in the league. They are.”
Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported. Las Vegas police said Friday that the Washington Wizards’ All-Star point guard was with a group of people on an American Airlines flight around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say one of the people with Wall got into a verbal fight with another passenger who was unrelated to the group.
We’re told someone from the flight crew called the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for help — and cops boarded the plane to deal with the situation. The alleged victim told cops he did not want to press charges — but the pilot of the plane decided he did NOT want Wall and his crew to remain on the flight … so they were escorted off. We’re told Wall and his party left without further incident. Calls to Wall’s rep have not been returned. John had posted a photo of his crew on the way to Vegas on May 22nd … though it’s unclear if the same guys were involved in the incident on the flight home.
NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week … after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger … TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us … the Washington Wizards star had boarded a flight headed to D.C. on May 26th — but before the plane took off, his crew got into a verbal argument with someone else on the plane and a threat was allegedly made from someone in Wall’s group.
The All-Star guard turned shy when pressed to evaluate his own game. “God blessed me with the ability and talents to be able to create for a lot of my teammates. I think me just building the trust even when I wasn’t a great offensive player, scoring and taking bad shots at times,” he said. “I feel like I can shoot a lot more, but my job is to get everybody else involved and make sure those guys stay in a rhythm … My main goal to is to bring a championship here. That’s something that hasn’t been done in a long, long time.”
After racking up 792 assists for Washington in the 2014-15 season, Wall is just 833 away from breaking the franchise’s all-time assist record. He would need to average 10.2 dimes for 82 games next season to reach that milestone. Wall hadn’t realized he was so close to the record and didn’t think it would be all that hard to break next year. “Well that lets me know that if I didn’t get injured my first year, and if I didn’t sit out those games my third year from injury, I might have already broken the record,” Wall said laughing. He also credited the teammates around him. “Having guys that I know can knock down shots or having big men that can roll and finish around the paint. I have the trust in those guys to pass them the ball.”
As the Washington Post points out, he did statistically have a case: According to ESPN’s Real-Plus Minus, which adjusts for teammates and opponents, Wall ranks fifth (4.29 RPM) among this group. Higher than Lillard, Thompson and Irving and just behind those selected for the first and second all-NBA teams.
Just like he wasn’t on the list for Team USA, for all of the NBA All-Star games he missed out on. How despite being the top pick in the draft, he’s never been the face of the league. And he wasn’t on the list to be the go-to guy for the press until he made himself that person. It’s the thing he’s made a theme of his professional career: He, according to Wall and Wizards faithful, was snubbed.
Jorge Castillo: Wittman: “Brad and John are going to be here a long time.” Beal is eligible for an extension this summer.
A basket by Paul Millsap and the two by Carroll nearly clinched the game. Paul Pierce appeared to make a game-tying 3-point at the buzzer. However, after a review, video showed that he did not get the shot off in time. “When they ran the play, I saw John Wall get the ball,” Carroll said. “I was like, ‘Man, should I foul him or should I just contest the 3?’ I know these whole NBA playoffs have been buzzer-beaters. I didn’t want the game to end on a buzzer beater, and I didn’t want Coach mad at me. “John Wall handed it off, and I chased him. By the time I turned around I saw Paul Pierce shooting the ball, and I was about to cry. I said, ‘Not again.’ It went through, but the basketball gods were on our side. They let us get through this one.”
Wittman said the All-Star guard is scheduled to have his fractured left hand and wrist evaluated by team doctors later on Thursday. “So far so good. …After the game everything looked good in terms of no swelling. That was a good sign. …Right now I’m anticipating he’ll be able to play.”
And it gets worse: Now there’s someone on reddit who claims Wall was throwing up gang signs during the loss. I don’t speak gang, but the hand movements in the video above are … well, you be the judge. Someone sent a close-up video of it to Busted Coverage, and … again, you make the call:
Chris Miller: It’s official John Wall is active and expected to start with no minutes restrictions. Game On! #WizardsTalk #WizHawks
Ohm Youngmisuk: Wall will meet with Wittman and doctors today and test hand/wrist pre-game. Matter of pain and confidence in hand twitter.com/Realjasmoc/sta…
“[The swelling is] still a little but nothing [like] where it was,” Wittman said. “The doctors wanted to re-assess things after [the swelling has gone down]. What he is doing now is fine according to them, to get a little feel for it, to see how it feels from a pain standpoint. That’s it. It’s very light down there today,” Wittman added of practice. “It is not like he is out there full-go sprinting them down. That is kind of where we are at.”
With “minimal” swelling in his fractured left hand and wrist, John Wall was back on the basketball court dribbling and taking shots on Tuesday before the Washington Wizards flew to Atlanta. Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Wall did not participate in the team’s light walk-through. But Wittman did confirm that the All-Star point guard tested his injured left hand by dribbling for the first time since being diagnosed with five non-displaced fractures last Thursday. Wall will be evaluated by team doctors Tuesday or Wednesday, Wittman said. He is still officially listed as questionable for Game 5 after missing the past three games.