HoopsHype John Wall rumors

October 1, 2014 Updates

John Wall keeps a list on his phone of the slights and criticism he hears, reads and perceives. He updates it whenever he comes across a new form of disrespect and reads it for motivation before he steps on the floor for every practice and game. Washington Post

“I thought I should’ve made the all-star team maybe four or five times,” Miller said. “It’s never happened just because it’s a popularity contest. So I just find myself going out and working hard. And I think that’s what he’s done.” Washington Post

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Washington Wizards' point guard John Wall is joining the signature shoe club. Adidas unveiled the J Wall 1 signature shoe and apparel clothing line on Monday. Wall's logo with Adidas is his initials "JW" with the J crossing over through the W to celebrate his incredibly quick crossover dribble on the court. It also pays homage to his father, who passed away when Wall was just nine years old. From Adidas: CBSSports.com

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Point guards Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry are considered Team USA roster locks. That left Wall, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, who played at Duke under Krzyzewski, competing for 1-2 spots. As the odd man out, Wall now has a new source of motivation heading into the upcoming season. "Yeah, definitely, always. You want to make every team you try out for. When you don’t, it’s more motivation for me. "Not even (against) just those (Team USA point guards), but the NBA, period. I guess I’m overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time." CSNWashington.com

August 5, 2014 Updates

More than a year after his split from Reebok, Wall has become of the one of the faces of Adidas and said last week that he will have a signature shoe line, complete with a personal logo, released in October. During his time in Las Vegas, Wall got to break in his new sneakers and even put on some of his personal shorts and shirts after removing his Nike-produced USA Basketball gear. Washington Post

Wall signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Reebok before he was drafted by the Wizards, but that relationship came to an end in the third year. With Wall’s career stalled by injury and an unstable Wizards roster, the partnership with Reebok soured and he moved over to Adidas, which owns Reebok. The move took Wall from being the foundation of one brand into a situation where he had to prove his worth as a player to a company that already had a stable of established all-stars. Washington Post

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Durant, who has always professed his love for Oklahoma City but who admitted Tuesday at Team USA training camp that his future is uncertain, grew up 10 miles east of Washington D.C. in Seat Pleasant, Md. "It's not a bad (idea) at all," Wall told USA TODAY Sports about the idea of Durant eventually adopting James' homecoming strategy. "Two of the best guys in the East going head to head four times a year? It'd be pretty exciting. You just sit back and watch and see what happens, but (the Wizards' Durant-motivated moves) definitely lets him know that we want him around." USA Today Sports

July 25, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been selected to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team, USA Basketball announced today. Wall will join 18 other players, including teammate Bradley Beal, who have been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool. The 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will be selected from that pool. "I am honored to be invited back to participate with USA Basketball and to have the opportunity to represent my country," said Wall. "I am also proud that Bradley and I will be able to represent the Wizards organization together while competing for roster spots against our peers from around the league." NBA.com

July 24, 2014 Updates

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