Posted February 11, 2014

John Wall: People don’t see me as an All-Star

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John Wall earned his first All-Star selection this season. (Ned Dishman/National Basketball)

John Wall earned his first All-Star selection this season. (Ned Dishman/National Basketball)

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he feels like he is viewed as a No. 1 pick who has not accomplished anything in the league, according to Chris Miller of CSN Washington.

Wall said he will likely not get respect for his on-court accomplishments until he has some postseason success.

I think they still still see me as a skinny kid from Kentucky that got drafted No. 1, that hasn’t done nothing or proven nothing in this league. I think just making this first All-Star Game still doesn’t get me a nod. … Until I make it to the playoffs and win a series and keep improving, I haven’t done nothing in this league.

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The fourth-year player also credited his offseason workouts with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love for helping him improve his game to an All-Star level.

Wall is currently averaging 20.1 points and 8.5 assists per game this season while leading the Wizards to an above-.500 record for the first time in his career.


3 comments
life_is_a_sport
life_is_a_sport

I like Wall. He seems competitive and like he's always trying to play hard. But why is his jumper still so weak?

rh2000
rh2000

That's right we don't consider you elite!  


You are good but until you learn to keep quiet and take your team to the next level.  Keep your mouth shutand play or you will always be looked at that way.


You don't see Durant or Love squawking 

GordonGartrell
GordonGartrell

He wasn't squawking. He was asked a question by Chris Miller and he answered it. John Wall doesn't do a lot of talking in the media so, he is keeping quiet. As for taking his team to the next level, do you watch at all? The "team" has mediocre talent and he is dragging them to .500 and the playoffs with wins over Miami and west coast teams like OKC, Golden State, Portland and Phoenix. Wall is an excellent borderline elite pg. He needs a couple more players around him before the Wizards really make noise.