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Wizards’ John Wall with sweet 360 layup (VIDEO)

Mar 4, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

This play kind of got overlooked in the Sunday crush of Kobe and LeBron and Russell Westbrook, but John Wall can still make plays that have you turning your head.

The Wizards still need a lot more from John Wall — they need him to be aggressive, especially late in games like he was Sunday. They need him to have a jumper that is a threat (this season he is shooting 32 percent from 16 feet out to the arc and 8.3 percent from three), something else he flashed Sunday late in the game.

Because if he can add those things to that stuff from the video… that is what people were hoping to see when he went No. 1.

  1. timb12 - Mar 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    With all the typos on this site you’d think 8.3 percent was some sort of typo….

    But it’s not.

  2. camnellum12 - Mar 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I know John Wall’s shooting is still his major flaw in his game, but fans aren’t looking at all the other aspects he brings: he’s a great facilitator, he’s a great defender (on-ball is good and he’s the best shot-blocking PG in the league, dude can get 2 or 3 blocks in a game), and he’s arguably the fastest guy in the league, he’s a problem in transition. John Calipari already said how Wall needs for his jumper just to be respectable, not even automatic (alas Derrick Rose), and he’ll be viewed as an elite PG. I’ll just leave you all with Magic Johnson’s quote: “The only thing left for him is that pull-up shot. That’s the only thing left. Once he gets consistent with that, he’ll be an all-star every year.”

    • willardj - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      You couldn’t even say that with a straight face, could you?

      • sire2334 - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        It’s actually true…Well if you add less turnovers into it as well. He’s not the superstar we all thought he was. But he doesn’t suck either. It’s funny how fans go from Great to Terrible with no in between. He’s a good player.

      • willardj - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        When has Wall ever been great? He’s been below average his entire NBA career. People just assumed he would improve because he was so young and was highly recruited out of high school, but he has yet to get any better. Injuries and poor work ethic have doomed his NBA career.

    • broncobeta - Mar 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      All of this may be true, but for number one overall he’s a disappointment.

  3. loungefly74 - Mar 4, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    sad to say…but Wall is quickly becoming a forgotten player…

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