John Wall delivered what could go down as the quote of the season for the 2016-17 Washington Wizards following their win over the Bulls on Tuesday night. When asked by CSN's Chris Miller whether he got some motivation from rookie Denzel Valentine doing a dance after a fourth quarter three-pointer, Wall not only confirmed that was the case, but shared exactly what he told Valentine coming out of a timeout.
Wall walked up to Valentine and said: "'That's how you feel?' I said 'You woke a monster.'"
Wall then proceeded to hit the go-ahead shot with five seconds to go in the fourth quarter to seal a Wizards victory. So, whatever motivaiton he took from that whole incident appeared to have worked.
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Here is the dance Valentine did, as shown on the CSN broadcast:
And here is Wall dropping the line:
That's just great stuff.
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The top 15 most popular NBA jerseys list was revealed on Thursday with Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry sitting atop the list.
Many of the names on the list aren't surprising with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook right behind Curry.
However, just outside the top 10 is John Wall, who is coming off of the best season of his career.
Wall ended up ranked No. 12 in the entire NBA in jersey sales.
Although he failed to make the list last season, Wall continued to develop his popularity with a successful season and a high level of performance.
Now, Wall has become one of the most popular players in the league and helped lead the Wizards to the playoffs.
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He beat out some big name players to make the list and ranks ahead of the likes of stars Jimmy Butler and Damian Lillard.
As Wall's popularity continues to grow, look for the young guard to see his name rise in the jersey sales list next season.
On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Commuter Connections, Chase Hughes, J. Michael and Chris Miller go in-depth on the latest in Paul George and the Wizards, Chris Paul's trade to the Rockets and where other NBA free agents could and should land.
Garrett Temple, a former Wizards player, current Kings guard and recently elected as the VP of the NBA Players' Association, joined the show to talk about his new role, his old teammates John Wall and Bradley Beal, plus NBA super teams.
You can listen to the episode right here:
You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play.
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