/ Nov 26, 2014 / 10:15 pm
This is awesome. What the burgeoning rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers really needed was a a skirmish, and Tristan Thompson and John Wall gave it to us. After Thompson accidentally knocked Wall down, Washington’s All-Star point guard took exception, getting in Thompson’s face and inciting a brief skirmish. Read More »
Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons have a 2-on-1 break versus an opposing point guard. Easy points, right? Well, what if we told you that point guard was John Wall? In an incredible display of effort and athleticism, watch Wall force Ellis to give up the ball then block Parsons’ shot – with his left hand! – to prevent a layup. Read More »
Say what you want about Josh Smith. After an absolutely dismal first season with the Detroit Pistons, the lefty forward has barely looked better under the tutelage of Stan Van Gundy early in 2014-2015. But plays like these still make it so hard to give up on the thought that he can still be a true impact player. Watch Smith thwart John Wall’s one-man fast break by easily pinning the Washington Wizards point guard’s layup attempt against the glass. Read More »
While it was backup Wiz point guard Andre Miller who suffered the ignominy after Kyle Lowry‘s crossover behind the screen, starting Wiz point John Wall permitted Lowry to rack up a triple-double, a record fourth while a member of the Raptors in what was a thoroughly dominating all-around game by the recently signed full-time Raps point. Read More »
The Wizards’ “designated player” after a max five-year extension John Wall finally has his own signature line of kicks. The adidas J Wall 1 is live, and now they’re adding more off-court colors to the collection with the “Woven Paisley” due out November 24. Read More »
/ Oct 31, 2014 / 3:00 pm
John Wall is coming off his best season of his young career, with an All-Star selection and playoff experience now under his belt. Despite his solid 2014-15 regular season debut of 16 point and 11 assists, the Wizards were unable to overcome Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Read More »
Iman Shumpert, Marcin Gortat
Of the countless attributes why basketball ranks as the world’s best game is a near constant stream of end-to-end action. There’s no waiting, players perform on both sides of the ball, and offense turns to defense and vice versa in a flash. This huge block of an Iman Shumpert dunk by Marcin Gortat and ensuing reverse, double-pump jam by John Wall is a shining example of what makes hoops – played at its highest level, too – so enthralling. Read More »
Carmelo Anthony played hero in the New York Knicks’ 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden last night, but John Wall sure proved a worthy villain. In a dazzling of basketball superstardom, Anthony and Wall combined for 59 points – 30 and 29, respectively – in an exhibition game oft-carried the intensity of a regular season matchup. Read More »
The upcoming adidas signature shoe for John Wall is getting two new “Alernate Away” colorways with their trademark vertical lines in blue and white for the adidas J Wall 1. The first colorway drops Oct. 1, but the newest colorways come in time for Christmas. Read More »
/ Oct 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm
To survive in today’s NBA, you need a good point guard. You just do. Of the teams that finished last season with the eight best records, six of them either had an All-Star point guard or LeBron James. The other two teams were the Indiana Pacers (who, without the stability that a good point guard brings, fell apart down the stretch) and the Houston Rockets (eliminated in the first round).
The point guard on a basketball court is like the quarterback on the gridiron. He’s the general, the leader, the boss.
The NBA in 2014 is littered with talented point guards. And just like the “Who’s the best quarterback in the NFL?” arguments, few NBA debates spark disagreement like the “Who’s the best point guard in the NBA?” debate does.
Delusional Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant fans notwithstanding, we’re all generally in agreement that James is, hands down, the best basketball player in the world. The point guard debate is a different monster. There are four or five different guys that, depending on whom you ask, can be considered the NBA’s alpha dog point guard.
The good news is that I’m here to finally settle the debate. Here are the NBA’s top 20 point guards. Read More »