Morning Pixels: RGIII, Michael Phelps on John Wall’s 47 points

John Wall had a magical Monday evening at Verizon Center, carrying a skeleton crew of teammates to a home win against a Western Conference playoff team while finishing with a remarkable line of 47 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, a steal, a blocked shot and a pair of three-pointers, with just 2 turnovers.

His 47 points were, of course, a career high, and exactly half of what the Grizzlies managed.

Everyone notices a night like that, “everyone” in this case including the NFL’s rookie of the year, a zillion-time gold medalist, a world-famous talk show host, a Pro Bowl left tackle, and Jan Vesely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s a lot of A-listers right there. And Jan Vesely.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall Wall. Wall.

* Boz tackles Georgetown’s “stunning streak of big-stage disasters,” posits that JTIII “may have to reevaluate, tweak and adapt the teachings of his Princeton coach and mentor.”

* Feinstein says George Mason “officially became part of the college athletics game known as ‘Show me the money,’ although unlike some participants, the school’s leadership was honest about what it was doing.”

* The Maryland men prepare for Alabama, while the Maryland women rout Michigan State.

 

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT, I

SportsCenter honors John Wall’s big night by showing him in a jersey the team hasn’t worn in years. Via @eddieboaty.

 

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT, II

Wall has a little bit of vertical explosion potential. He can jump, I mean. Via @excats.

By Alex Brandon/AP.
By Alex Brandon/AP.

 

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT, III

Ok, it’s one letter away from Wall, but here’s Wale wearing his Redskins bling on Jimmy Fallon’s show. Via @lawonthedraw.

 

PASSOVER JOKE OF THE NIGHT BY ME

Repeating your own joke is really terrible. Apologies.

 

JOURNALISM NOTE OF THE NIGHT

This is why no one should ever take a day off. Or a night, either.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

John Wall! Oh, wait. Ok, the Caps host the Islanders at 7 on Comcast SportsNet, and the Terps are in Alabama at 7:30 on ESPN. All TV listings are here.

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