Despite opening up the year to much anticipation and fanfare, all hasn’t gone perfectly for John Wall in his first season in the NBA. The top overall pick in the draft has missed stretches of games because of knee and foot injuries, and his team is last in its division at 12-27. Wall has played well when healthy, averaging 15.4 points and 9.1 assists per game. Beyond simply improving his game, it appears as if Wall is interested in mastering all aspects of being a superstar, and that includes body language on the court.
Much like mark Sanchez who began the same system with the Jets this season, Wall reportedly has asked his coaches to fine him for when he has negative expressions on the court. From The Washington Post via Rotoworld:
[Wall] even asked to receive fines whenever he starts to pout, sulk or show frustration during games.
“It ain’t too much,” Wall said of the fines, “but it’s enough to keep my pockets empty. I don’t want to lose that money.”
That’s just part of John’s quest to be a great point guard. Let’s see, he was a good student in school at Kentucky despite knowing he was going pro, became the top overall pick where he’s progressed nicely, and now he’s asking for body language fines? It seems too good to be true. How can you not pull for him?
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