In case you stopped paying attention after the NBA locked out its players on July 1, you might not realize that John Wall was pretty busy this extended offseason. He played in charity exhibitions and pickup basketball games all over the country and flaunted the explosiveness and freakish athleticism that he wasn’t able to display during a rookie season that was altered by some knee and foot problems during his rookie season.
Ballislife.com created a mixtape of Wall’s best work and it should serve as an entertaining reminder of what Wizards fans could’ve missed out on if the league and its players weren’t able to reach a compromise to stage a 66-game regular season. Wall is expected to return to Washington from his home in Raleigh, N.C., this weekend.
The Wizards will hold training camp at Verizon Center beginning on Dec. 9. Until then, here is Wall’s slam-dunking, trash-talking, high-flying, dribble-juking and yes, jump-shooting tour around America in less than five minutes.