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John Wall gets booed at pro-am game, drops 36

Aug 11, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

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John Wall went to play in his old back yard Wednesday night, and the fans ripped him.

Wall played in the North Carolina’s SJG Pro-Am in Durham (he grew up in nearby Raleigh) and got booed. A lot.

I don’t get it. Wall seems a genuine, down to earth guy (in my limited dealings with him anyway) who does charity work and keeps his nose clean. And he can flat out ball — he went off for 36 in the game (his team still lost). Did he talk some smack? Damn straight, it’s a pro-am, everybody’s talking. Not sure why boos rained down on him because of it.

But Wall heard them. He tweeted about it.

Heard a had a lot of booo’s and haters out there tonite…but thanks y’all give me more motivation to keep workin…Thanks

It amaze me what I try to do for my hometown and get treated…but that’s how it goes in life…Glad I know who my fam,brovas and real Friends are…luv ya”ll we on the way to the top

Here’s the video, you get to hear some of the boos — I still don’t get it — and watch some good ball. Check out the ally-oop finish at the 1:05 mark.

  1. brentton32 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I don’t understand the booing either? I follow him on twitter and he is always talking good things about his home town and always seems to be doing charity games? People shouldn’t take him for granted! What else does Raleigh really have to offer?

  2. nitaapplebaum - Aug 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    I used to follow Wall on twitter when he was first drafted into the NBA. It wasnt long before I saw he had the wrong attitude, and a head so big Im surprised he could fit indoors. There is a HUGE difference between cocky & confident, especially since he had yet to do anything that impressed a lot of us. I didnt like the way he treated some of his fans/followers, & I unfollowed him. Humility was a quality he lacked, GREATLY. He’s a clown, a freakin monkey! And although he can ball, it makes no difference if no one likes him. I see why he was booed, he should get off his high horse, if he wants loyalty and admiration.

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