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John Wall dances like Cousin Terio (Video)

John Wall showed off his best Cousin Terio impression in an awesome video he posted on Instagram over the weekend.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Cousin Terio is an overweight little kid who achieved Internet fame after hilarious Vine videos of him dancing went viral. You can see a compilation of the videos below:

Wall is one of the best dancers in the NBA, as he showed us in the amazing Dougie dance intro. The Washington Wizards guard did his best to contribute to the Cousin Terio fad by sharing this video on Instagram:

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John Wall takes high road in response to tattoo criticism

John Wall chest tattoo

John Wall was criticized by a Washington Post columnist last month for his decision to get multiple tattoos on his chest and back. Columnist Jason Reid pointed out that Wall previously kept his body ink-free for image purposes, and wondered whether the additions of the tattoos indicated a change in Wall’s mentality. Reid ultimately questioned whether the Washington Wizards should give a big contract extension to someone who doesn’t seem sure of himself.

[Photos: John Wall’s chest tattoo revealed]

Though Reid wonders if Wall is having identity problems, the point guard certainly seemed to have a level head when Larry Brown Sports interviewed him last week. Wall took the high road when asked about The Post’s criticism of his tattoos.

“[I have] no response at all,” Wall told Larry Brown Sports at the Bear Trap Entertainment All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party at the Playboy Mansion last week. “That’s their decision. They can talk about that. I have no response at all.”

When pressed further about the issue, Wall refused to consider himself a victim.

“[The tattoo criticism] has nothing to do with me at all,” Wall told LBS. “That’s up to them to put what they want to put.”

Wall seemed to be pleased with the Wizards’ draft. The team selected Otto Porter No. 3 overall and Glen Rice Jr. in the second round, and Wall is eager to begin playing with them.

“I think it was great,” Wall said of the team’s draft. “We drafted Otto Porter, I think he’s a very young talented player. We’re just waiting to see the season start.”

Porter and Rice are currently playing for the Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas. Training camp will begin in a few months.

Writer Jason Reid questions John Wall for getting tattoos

John Wall chest tattoo

Washington Post sports writer Jason Reid wrote a column critical of John Wall on Monday for the Washington Wizards point guard’s decision to get several tattoos — and share photos of them on social media — when he previously billed himself as a player with a clean-cut image.

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Last month, we posted photos that showed Wall’s new chest tattoos. The former No. 1 overall pick recently got the tattoos and had them strategically placed on his body so that they are not visible when he is wearing his basketball jersey. Wall’s tattoo artist even noted that Wall is following the strategy of Kevin Durant by getting “business tattoos.”

[Photos: See John Wall's new tattoos]

Reid does not argue against the merits of tattoos. Instead, he says Wall’s change in attitude towards tattoos raises questions about the 22-year-old’s mindset.

Reid writes:

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John Wall’s chest tattoo revealed

John Wall chest tattoo

John Wall was long considered to be in the same category of top NBA players like Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade who don’t have visible tattoos. Despite being tattoo-less early in his career, Durant shocked the world when his array of chest tattoos were revealed two years ago. He has gone all-out since then and has not been shy about sharing the new tattoos he gets. Wall, for the most part, has been thought to be ink-free. That is apparently not the case.

The Washington Wizards point guard was partying in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend with the likes of Lil Wayne, Diddy, Christina Milian, and Meek Mill (pictures below).

Wizards beat reporter Michael Lee noted that Wall’s “business tattoo” on his chest was revealed in one of the photos.

In an article posted by The New York Times the day Wall was drafted No. 1 overall by the Wizards, his lack of tattoos was noted.

As Wall completed a workout in Los Angeles, reporters noticed that he had no tattoos. Wall said he wanted one as a teenager, but Pulley told him no when he asked to have a portrait of his late father, John Carroll Wall, inked on his chest.

“When you’re 16, you still need your parent’s permission,” Wall said. “I could have went to a little rickety-dink shop outside and got it, but nah. I’m still going to have the same memory in my head, whether I have it on my chest or my body or not. It’s still going to be in my head.”

Wall didn’t get a portrait of his father tattooed on his chest, but he got a star and some writing. See if you can tell exactly what it is in the photo below:

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John Wall throws out first pitch at Nationals game, does much better (Video)

John-Wall-first-pitchJohn Wall has been waiting nearly two years for this. During the Washington Nationals 2011 season, Wall threw out one of the worst ceremonial first pitches you will ever see. It was so embarrassing that it almost looked like he messed it up on purpose, but he didn’t. On Thursday night, the Washington Wizards star was given a chance for redemption.

He cashed in. Wall’s mechanics still may have looked like the guy’s in that hilarious Volkswagen commercial, but at least he reached the plate this time. As former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson learned earlier this week with this pathetic toss, reaching the plate is crucial. I wonder if Wall had to convince the Nationals he could really do it this time before they let him come back. Once would have been enough for me.

John Wall believes he deserves a max contract, thinks he’s a great shooter

John WallWhen the Washington Wizards selected John Wall with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, they thought they were getting a player who could put the team on his back and become a game-changer. Wall is only three seasons into his NBA career, but that has yet to happen.

The former Kentucky Wildcat has averaged a decent 16 points and eight assists per game over his young career, but he has not made the type of impact many expected he would. Despite that, Wall still feels he deserves a max contract when he becomes a free agent after next season.

“I feel like I am,” Wall replied when Grantland’s Zach Lowe asked if he is a max contract player. “I do (feel like I am), definitely.”

While we know people like Stan Van Gundy and this NBA agent strongly disagree, it would not be wise for a player to admit they are not deserving of the most money possible. That’s a basic business strategy and there’s no actual way to define what it means to be a max contract player. However, Wall’s shooting ability can easily be analyzed by his career shooting percentage of 41.6%. Jump-shooting has been a problem, but that didn’t stop Wall from displaying confidence when Lowe asked him if the right elbow is his sweet spot.

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John Wall reportedly stares down David Falk after hitting clutch shot (Video)

John WallJohn Wall played the role of hero in the Washington Wizards’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night, nailing a clutch jumper to put his team up three points with 4.4 seconds remaining in the game. The shot forced the Sixers to have to attempt a three-pointer to tie, which they were unable to convert.

After hitting the shot, Wall appeared to be giving someone in the stands the death stare. According to several people who were in attendance, the person he was grilling was David Falk.

If you remember, Falk is the agent who ripped Wall a few weeks ago and said the Wizards want him to be someone he will never be. Falk, who is best known for representing Michael Jordan during his NBA career, later apologized for publicly criticizing the former first overall pick.

It would appear that Wall hasn’t forgiven him. Perhaps the next time he hits a clutch shot at the end of the game he should find Stan Van Gundy, who had some similar things to say about Wall a while back, and stare him down. Hey, whatever works.

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