John Wall RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wall: 'I think I'm the best shot-blocking point guard in NBA history'

    CBS Sports "John Wall is lightning quick, knows how to run an offense, is an incredible passer, and he's not too shabby at shot blocking either. The blocks stat is not reserved for bigs or defensive minded wings. Wall believes he's a great shot blocker. So great that he considers himself the greatest..." October 21

  • John Wall on pay-for-play: Being poor 'another eight months won't hurt'

    Sporting News "John Wall has an interesting perspective when it comes to the recruiting scandal in college basketball. As a former top recruit in the Class of 2009 (he was ranked No. 2 overall in 247Sports' Composite rankings for that season), Wall said he knows what it's like when people try to seal your..." September 28

  • John Wall throws shade at NBA super teams

    Sportsnaut "Washington Wizards guard John Wall posted an Instagram photo of himself and Bradley Beal on Thursday, taking an apparent shot at the NBA’s super teams. Certainly, plenty of teams have taken dramatic steps to improve. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics struck a mega deal centered..." September 28

  • John Wall urges Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers to defend Kaepernick

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Donald Trump ranted last Friday night to slam the NFL, then turn around Saturday morning and revoke his invitation to the Warriors to visit the White House — in a classic “you’re not breaking up with me, I’m breaking up with you” move — the biggest names in the NBA responded. LeBron James,..." September 26

  • John Wall fights back tears while thanking his mom

    USA Today "The Washington Wizards' John Wall gave a touching speech at the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday night. The most emotional part was when he thanked his mom. Wall asked her to stand up so that everyone could applaud her. Then, he said that he hoped she..." September 23

  • John Wall Milly Rocks At Ludacris' 40th Bday Party

    TMZ "Here's John Wall once again proving he's the most well-rounded PG in the NBA ... he scores, he defends, he passes ... AND HE MILLY ROCKS EFFORTLESSLY. Wall proved this in Paris celebrating Ludacris' 40th bday with huge stars like Jeezy, Ryan Leslie, and Kenny Burns ... but the Washington..." September 11

  • John Wall Says He Is 'The Best 2-Way Point Guard' in NBA

    Bleacher Report "John Wall is always one to exude confidence, and that was evident this week when he told BallIsLife (h/t CSN Wizards) he believes he's the NBA's premier floor general. "I'm the best two-way point guard in the league," Wall said. It's hardly a new sentiment from Wall. In February, the..." September 03

  • John Wall, Bradley Beal organize Wizards’ fundraising for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Washington Post "As Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston over the weekend, Washington Wizards players John Wall and Bradley Beal decided to help. The pair reached out to teammates through a group text message, leading the effort to raise money for people affected by the hurricane and historical flooding in..." August 29

  • John Wall seemingly accepts Kobe Bryant’s challenge to make NBA all-defensive first team

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall’s latest source of motivation is a personal challenge from five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. To coincide with the release of his latest Nike shoe, Bryant issued #MambaMentality challenges to five celebrities via social media Thursday. The former..." August 28

  • Kobe challenges John Wall to make All-Defensive 1st Team

    Clutch Points "To celebrate his 39th birthday, Kobe Bryant challenged numerous athletes and Kendrick Lamar on social media. While it initially included Isaiah Thomas and DeMar DeRozan only, Giannis Antetokounmpo asked for his challenge in which the 18-time All-Star wanted him to earn his first Most Valuable..." August 27

  • John Wall's beef with Ronnie 2K over his NBA 2K18 rating continues

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall made it well known he was not happy with his rating for NBA 2K18 in a series of tweets directed at Ronnie Singh, an employee of 2K Sports who has made a name for himself on social media as a guy who represents the gaming franchise under the alias 'Ronnie 2K.' Last month, after it was..." August 20

  • Wizards’ John Wall on Charlottesville: We are all family

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has always been one to speak his mind and answer questions directly, though politics isn't often his game. During the preseason last fall he was asked who he was voting for between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his response was evasive. He didn't want to go there. But the past..." August 20

  • John Wall on Kyrie Irving decision: “I’d want to stay” but nobody knows behind scenes stuff

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It was a major coincidence that on the same day John Wall agreed to terms on a supermax contract that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season, news broke of fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving's discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. One Eastern Conference star was committing..." August 05

  • John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million contract extension with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news. Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be..." July 21

  • Ted Leonsis: ‘I predict John Wall will sign’ extension with Wizards

    Washington Post "For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Wizards have become a luxury-tax paying team, and on Wednesday, majority owner Ted Leonsis indicated he will continue to spend to keep the core intact. “I think we’ve proven that we have as much resources and as much tools as anybody in..." July 20

  • John Wall Expected to Sign Designated Player Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest questions surrounding the Washington Wizards may soon be resolved. Team owner Ted Leonsis said Wednesday he's confident John Wall will sign a long-term extension with the Wizards, the Washington Post's Candace Buckner reported. "My prediction is John Wall will sign his..." July 19

  • John Wall remains in no hurry to sign super-max extension

    Washington Post "John Wall believes trading for a superstar should be a no-brainer, a move that should be seriously considered at any cost, no matter how people might perceive it. Over the years Wall has been a reporter’s delight because of his tell-it-like-it-is nature. But his candor has produced consequences..." July 11

  • John Wall defends comments about Otto Porter, says they are all good

    Fanrag Sports "No matter what the Washington Wizards do this offseason, the future of 2019 free agent John Wall is what matters most. The four-time All-Star answered questions from FanRag Sports during halftime of the Wizards’ Summer League game Monday afternoon. The responses included two important..." July 11

  • Wizards offer John Wall 4-year, $170 million 'supermax' extension

    ESPN "The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year contract extension for roughly $170 million, but the All-Star point guard will take some time to consider the offer, sources said. The contract offer, known as "the supermax" as part of the new collective bargaining agreement, is..." July 01

  • John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall admitted he is attempting to recruit Paul George to the Washington Wizards. "I am talking to some guys, Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told The Undefeated before the NBA Awards on Monday night. The..." June 27

  • Wizards remain intent on signing Otto Porter and John Wall to new deals, president Ernie Grunfeld says

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Each time Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld or head coach Scott Brooks refer to their team's future, they include Otto Porter's name despite the latter just days away from being a restricted free agent. He does not yet have a long-term contract, but the Wizards remain hopeful they can come to an..." June 25

  • John Wall felt slighted “only” making third team All-NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Six guards make the All-NBA Team each year. There are more than six deserving candidates — Klay Thompson and Chris Paul didn’t make the final cut this year. It’s brutal to try to make the top six. As someone with a vote, and I think I can speak for others I know here, I sweat which six should..." June 21

  • Beal: Relationship with Wall 'better than it has ever been'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In an age when athletes have so many venues to share their opinions, we are used to seeing them in 140 characters at a time or on The Players' Tribune, but Bradley Beal took to his own blog to discuss his developing relationship with John Wall, the importance of Scott Brooks and more. Beal..." June 09

  • John Wall Says Bench Was Wizards' 'Downfall,' Wishes Kelly Oubre Played More

    Bleacher Report "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is stuck at home with the NBA Finals on the horizon, and he pointed the finger of blame at his bench on Sunday. "We need to help our bench," per CSN's Chase Hughes (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports). "Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series..." May 28

  • John Wall calls out Wizards’ bench

    Sportsnaut "In the John Wall era, the Washington Wizards have made the playoffs four times. But while they’ve consistently advanced past the first round, the Wizards have yet to see the conference finals. Washington was downed in six games by the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in 2014 and 2015,..." May 26

  • Wizards hope to sign John Wall to contract extension this offseason

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Wizards haven't reached out to John Wall yet, but they expect to discuss an extension this summer with the four-time All-Star since he was named to the All-NBA for the first time in his seven-year career. An extension with Wall will be the top priority of the offseason in which Otto Porter..." May 22

  • John Wall reportedly complained of Wizards’ bench after Game 7 loss

    ESPN "John Wall put on his sunglasses and walked slowly toward the team bus after the loss with a bitter taste in his mouth, albeit a different flavor despite losing for the third time in the past four years at the same spot on the same date: the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 15. "This was..." May 19

  • John Wall Says Wizards Season Wasn't 'Satisfying' After Game 7 Loss vs. Celtics

    Bleacher Report "John Wall led the Washington Wizards to the second round of the playoffs but wasn't satisfied with the overall season following Monday's 115-105 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their series. Wall was likely disappointed with his own performance during Game 7 considering he shot just..." May 16

  • Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller scorns Colin Cowherd in passionate defense of John Wall

    Awful Announcing "Six and a half years ago, Colin Cowherd went on a dumb, offensive rant about John Wall, alleging that because the point guard danced before his NBA debut he was selfish and a bad teammate. Shortly after that, he attributed Wall’s supposed personality defects to growing up without a..." May 14

  • John Wall levels Celtics: 'Don't come to my city, wearing all black'

    ESPN "hanks to John Wall's late-game heroics, the Washington Wizards' season lives on. Despite the Boston Celtics' all-black pregame attire, Wall's 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to play delivered Friday's last rites as the Wizards forced a Game 7. "Don't come to my city, wearing all black, talking..." May 13

  • John Wall Says the Wizards Didn't Expect Derogatory Kelly Oubre Chants in Boston

    Bleacher Report "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall told reporters after Wednesday's 123-101 Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics that his team didn't expect to hear such vulgar chants directed toward Kelly Oubre Jr. in the aftermath of his physical altercation with Kelly Olynyk in Game 3. "We told him what..." May 11

  • Wizards' John Wall says he's not getting respect from refs

    Sporting News "John Wall has been playing tremendous basketball for the Wizards, but he feels his stats could be even better if he gets some calls in his favor. Speaking Thursday at practice, the Washington point guard said he thinks the refs often swallow their whistles when he makes a hard drive to the..." May 04