here's my original post that went un-replied to, and then I'll follow it with a somewhat pertinent comment that derives from what I'm watching, as we text, on ESPN>
John Wall is a bum.. dude rubbed me the wrong way last year when he played for Kentucky, doing his little dance before games; Kentucky never played anyone ranked, and they didn't beat any team convincingly except for maybe one or two games. Then when they finally played a ranked team - Tennessee, Tennessee waxed them. Then when they got to the tourney, they were favored by most experts to win it all.... why?They couldn't even make it to the final 4.. West Virginia waxed them in the final 8 with a back-up point guard outplaying Wall.
Now in the pros, the kid is still doing his dance before games.. with a 4-8 record.. and Derrick Rose put him on the sidelines for 5 games because his ankle couldn't withstand the onslaught.
Could he develop? Sure.. but I'm far from convinced yet.
Any one else think the kid is pretty much all image? He wouldn't be flying towards the hoop so brazenly if Bill Laimbeer, Barkley, Mailman, Mahorn, Oakley, Cartwright etc etc were posted up in the paint just itching to lay a forearm across his face
so now on a side note, Kentucky is actually playing a decent team, UCONN..
let's see how they fare