My two favorite descriptions of John Wall:
He’s like a more athletic, less selfish, Derrick Rose. Like LeBron if he hadn’t been made in space and was crossed with Chris Paul.
via Bethlehem Shoals, “Death to America,” 4/12/09
JOHN WALL IS A SHOTGUN-TOTING GYPSY WITH ROCKET SHOES THAT WILL SELL YOUR OWN SOUL TO YOU BEFORE PICKING IT FROM YOUR POCKET!
via Zach Harper, “Ethan, I know John Wall and Kyrie Irving is no John Wall,” 06/30/11
John Wall is going to make opposing point guards cry next season, whenever that is.
I’m not sure there’s a player I’m more excited about watching, Bismack Biyombo included. Wall’s rookie season may have felt underwhelming, due in part to Blake Griffin’s aerial highway of of destruction and in part to his frustrating battle with injuries. But everything that made us think he had all-world potential when he was in high school and at Kentucky was on display in the pros. He knows he needs to develop with regards to shooting, defense, and taking care of the ball, and I think this could happen very quickly. By the end of next season, I’m pretty sure there won’t be anything he can’t do, save for throwing a baseball. I guess what I’m saying is the difference between rookie and sophomore John Wall may very well be akin to that of sophomore and third-year Derrick Rose. Be afraid.