Eric Bledsoe learned a very important lesson when playing against John Wall: Don’t tell John Wall he can’t score a certain number of points, because he will.
The ultra competitive John Wall hasn’t participated in any Pro-AM games this summer, but when Kentucky calls, Wall apparently answers. As a part of the annual alumni game at the University of Kentucky, Wall suited up with a few former teammates to take on former first overall pick Anthony Davis and the rest of his Kentucky super-friends.
It was honestly a little weird seeing John Wall rock the Kentucky uniform again, but it just goes to show how far he’s come along since 2010. Kentucky has produced a number of very good young players in the NBA, including John Wall who was the first Kentucky player taken first overall in the NBA Draft, and that tradition continued with Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and I expect that list to continue growing.
As the Wizards’ offseason comes to a screeching halt and they head into training camp later this month, Wall hasn’t spent much time playing exhibition games, so I’m glad he took the time off to give back to the place where he first became a star.