John Wall let the world know how he felt about the Wizards trading him with a pick attached, in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
For 9 seasons, John Wall gave his everything to the Wizards organisation. The former 1st pick of the 2010 draft played his heart out for the Wizards but couldn’t help them find success. Last night, Wall played against his former team for the first time since being released from their squad. The Rockets hosted the Wizards at the Toyota Center.
A lot of trash talking went down in the match. The pair of All-Star point guards – Russell Westbrook and John Wall, both played against the former teams. Both of them had something to prove to their former teams. The heated exchange of words between the two guards rewarded them with technical fouls.
storm brewing between John Wall and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/zQM8OqUNc3
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 27, 2021
John Wall opens up about trade from the Wizards
It would be an emotional game for Wall. He admitted that facing the Wizards would be personal for him after how they handled his removal from the team. Wall also said that a lot of people didn’t believe him and that could come back to be the person he is:
“I know I did my things off the court and I apologize for it, things that I could have been better with. But I love the community and the fans there in DC, they loved me for 10 years. I just feel like their organization thought I was done. … That’s why I came out here and did what I did.”
“I just feel like their organization thought I was done. … That’s why I came out here and did what I did.”
John Wall took the Wizards-Rockets game personal. pic.twitter.com/Xh7JRB0YDF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2021
John Wall and his team had the last laugh as the Rockets defeated the Wizards 107-88. Wall finished the match with 24 points and 4 assists in 24 minutes of play. His former teammate Bradley Beal finished with a game-high of 33 points but couldn’t lead his team for the win.
Wall has been enjoying his role with his new team. He’s averaging 17.1 points and 5.5 assists while leading the Rockets to a decent 7-9 record. While the devastations for the Wizards still continue. They now have the worst record in the whole league with 3 wins and 10 losses.