Washington Wizards’ John Wall: “No Off Season” Debut
Washington Wizards star guard John Wall hasn’t forgotten the rough summer of 2016 where he was forced to rest due to two knee surgeries in May. He’s used that experience, plus the Game 7 loss to Boston in the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals as motivation for his offseason workouts. Now Wizards fans can join in on the fun.
In his brand new docu-series (produced by Ballislife.com) entitled “No Off Season,” John Wall looks like he’s making up for lost time this summer. He and Wizards performance director Jesse Phillips are working out “two to three times a day” in Miami.
In honor of No. 2, here’s two can’t-miss moments from the first episode.
1) Wall completes two workouts the day after signing his max extension
It’s summer time. Guys are relaxing on the beaches of Turks and Caicos, or getting prepared for honeymoons.
Not Wall. Not this summer.
“They don’t want no work, man.” They don’t understand what it takes!” Wall screams into the camera to open the episode.
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The very next day, after signing a blockbuster four-year, $170 million contract extension, the four-time All-Star completed outdoor weight training, followed by situational shooting workouts.
He’s got a fighter’s mentality right now, and there’s no signs of him getting ‘fat’ from success after such a huge payday.
2) Wall’s getting leaner by training with a former boxing champion
In the video, Phillips says the goal is for Wall to cut down to around 215 pounds with about five to six percent body fat, which he says he’s almost accomplished already.
Besides lower body work like biking and leg exercises, Wall is actually getting into the ring with former pro boxer Glen Johnson a few days a week.
The first installment only lasts about six minutes, but from the quick ‘glam shots’ of Miami beach, to cuts of Wall in “Rocky”-esque” sparring sessions, it’s got my vote for best reality television series of the year.
You can watch the entire first episode here:
The series is unveiled weekly, so we’ll reconvene soon when the second episode drops.