Bomani Jones calls out Colin Cowherd for John Wall criticism (Video)
We’re not used to seeing ESPN personalities call out their co-workers, so it was a surprise to hear Bomani Jones do that to Colin Cowherd on Tuesday.
Jones was co-hosting “Highly Questionable” and one of the topics was John Wall. Jones talked about some of Cowherd’s infamous criticism of Wall following the rookie’s NBA debut in 2010. Given Wall’s development as a player and the character he displayed when he cried during an interview Monday, it’s become evident how wrong Cowherd was about his unfair snap judgments of the Wizards point guard.
“Stay tuned for after this show when you can watch ‘You Heard Me’ and see if Colin Cowherd walks some of that stuff back,” Jones said.
It was a shocking enough remark to get fill-in host Pablo Torre to drop this “I can’t believe he just said that” face:
While Cowherd did not apologize for his obliteration of Wall’s character, he has finally admitted he was wrong about the point guard.
“When he broke into the league, I thought they’re not going to win a title — that’s not a leader,” Cowherd said of Wall Tuesday via DC Sports Bog. “Point guards, quarterbacks, got to be leaders. But if they don’t win a title now, it’s not because of John Wall. He’s a very good player, he’s matured a ton, he works his butt off and he has character. And I believe that. I’m a big believer in that … I didn’t see that early in college, I didn’t see that early in his NBA career. He’s got a reservoir of character that I see every night when he plays, absolutely.”
Yes, in essence, Cowherd has recognized he was wrong about Wall.
Here is Cowherd’s original criticism of Wall in 2010:
And here is the infamous Dougie Dance Wall did during his debut.