Last night, the Wizards were beat bad. This isn’t was really qualifies as “news,” but a couple of things made last night’s game notable. One was that the loss came at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, not exactly what one would call a powerhouse. They remain at one road win for the entire season. And it’s almost March.
The other thing that made this game special is John Wall. Not necessarily on the court, during the game, but his comments in the locker room after. He did something rookies rarely do: he called out his veteran teammates on their lack of heart.
I will admit it does seem hypocritical that after I was critical of P.K. Subban for not knowing his place, I am now praising John Wall for an essentially similar thing. Here is the difference; the instances I was referencing with Subban and Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant were incases in which they were being cocky, undeservedly flashy, and entitled. Wall was being honest.