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John Wall: No backcourt better than the Wizards’

May 19, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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Who is the best backcourt in the NBA?

John Wall wants himself and Bradley Beal to get a little love, too.

Wall and Beal both had their best year and helped the Wizards to their best season in decades. This duo is a a legit force.

Unfortunately, shooting is a pretty big part of the game – especially for a backcourt. You can’t just gloss over that. I’d take the Golden State pair just due to Curry, who’s better than anyone in Washington. He’s just a game-changing star unlike Wall or Beal, at least yet.

Wall (23) and Beal (20) are younger than Curry (26) and Thompson (24), so it’s conceivable they pass the Warriors guards. But they’re not there yet.

  1. spyder9669 - May 19, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    I’m pretty sure we can end this discussion with Dragic/Bledsoe and throw in Green just for shts and giggles. Pretty sure all 3 put up a 40 pt game this year. Add Bledsoe’s defense and it’s not even close.

    • joeypeepee - May 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      Totally agree. Bledsoe is a little under the radar because he was out for so long, but he is a beast. Almost Westbrook athleticism.

    • daddyghi - May 20, 2014 at 4:54 AM

      agree.. even Dallas’ old back court of ellis/ calderon will take them to school.. Lillard/ Mathews will eat them alive..

    • daddyghi - May 20, 2014 at 4:54 AM

      agree.. even Dallas’ old back court of ellis/ calderon will take them to school.. Lillard/ Mathews will eat them alive.. they’re just lucky, they’re in the east..

    • duhwighthoward - May 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      To add to that, we just saw that Hill and George are a better backcourt, didn’t we?

  2. cantonbound13 - May 19, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    What about the self proclaimed top 5 point guard Mario Chalmers & Dwhine flopper Wade?

    • ranfan12 - May 19, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      mario was on some shrooms when he said that lol

    • duhwighthoward - May 20, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Thumbs up. That was good.

  3. kb2408 - May 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Wall needs to get a J before he starts making proclamations. Give me Klay/Steph.

    • antistratfordian - May 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      All of them need to get some D before they start making proclamations.

    • bhunter1995 - May 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

      I’ll take Wall/Beal over Klay/Steph. Wall is better at driving the lane, he is a better passer and a better defender, Beal is a more complete player then Klay too. The duo that is clearly better then Wall/Beal is Dragic and Bledsoe those two are the best back court in the NBA, but after them it is Wall/Beal in my book with Steph/Klay in third.

  4. cruzan80 - May 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    He’s right…

  5. tomtravis76 - May 19, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    These guys are going to be so much better in 2016-17 with Durant in their reclaimed red,white and blue Bullets uniforms.

    • eugenesaxe1 - May 19, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      I’d buy that for a dollar.

  6. thekingdave - May 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    They’re in the conversation, so admire their confidence and don’t take issue with it.

  7. ProBasketballPundit - May 19, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    No offense Mr. Wall, but I’d take Chris Paul & Cliff Paul over you & Bradley Beal. But you’re a close second.

    • ranfan12 - May 20, 2014 at 2:48 AM

      cliff paul is the reason why the clippers didn’t make the WCF lol.

    • duhwighthoward - May 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Bro, did you watch Chris Paul go out like a chump? I’m sorry, because I’m a fan of his, but he got used and abused by Westbrook and last year by Conley. And all the turnovers at the end of the games, that’s on him.

      Go to the Clippers-Wizards game like I did. Maybe it’s more apparent in person.

  8. eugenesaxe1 - May 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Not yet, Mr. Wall, but you keep right on climbing.

  9. elcaminobilly - May 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    When was the last time the Wizards had a legitimate reason to be confident? It feels like forever, and I am looking forward to seeing where this team can go. I expect them to get better and better.

  10. realfootballfan - May 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    This guy needs to shut up. Maybe he should figure out why he pulled his disappearing act after game 1 in the Pacer series.

  11. jacobsjohnson1 - May 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Wall and Beal are both great players, but they can’t talk as if they’re the best backcourt in the league. Both have a ton of work to do. Wall needs to work on his jumper and Beal needs to become better at the little things besides just scoring, because on a night where he is cold he might as well not even be in the game.

  12. stayhigh_247 - May 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Hey John why talk about it when you can be about it. Get Steph on the phone and set it up, 2 on 2 at an undisclosed gym over the summer. Talk is just talk. Somebody tell Adam Silver to create a 2 man competition for All Star Weekend.

    • urodaddy07 - May 20, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      Why the thumbs downs? I like this comment

  13. divan22 - May 20, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    Curry’s better than Wall, Thompson’s better than Beal. End of discussion.

  14. 00maltliquor - May 20, 2014 at 3:38 AM

    Jeezus, Steph Curry’s already 26!? Where’d the time go?

    Yeah Silver, NBA…please don’t raise the age limit. Curry came out his 3rd year and is going into his 6th year and turning 27. What he got, like 3 years before the typical decline?

  15. Foul Dwimmerlaik - May 20, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Better than Parker and Manu-ver?


    Where are the Spurs now?

  16. darrenjamesmorgan - May 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Parker and Manu would be the correct answer if this was 2007. The best backcourt right now is one not even mentioned in the article or in the comments thus far: Demar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry in Toronto. With the possible exception of Phoenix, no other backcourt named has two guards currently playing at an All-Star level, and I’ll take Lowry’s full season of excellence over Bledsoe’s 2/3 of a season.

  17. dexterismyhero - May 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Sounds like he just threw the rest of the team under the bus. Learn how to play some D.

    • duhwighthoward - May 20, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      His D is good. You should have wrote, “Learn how to shoot.”

  18. enigma2742 - May 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM


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