This offseason, the Wizards finally parted ways with their cornerstone player in John Wall. Things are starting to go from bad to worse for the Houston Rockets. John Wall Calls Out James Harden: ‘You Want To Jump Off The Cliff Off Of Nine Games?’ Unlike Harden, John Wall sees things differently in Houston. While Wall is a terrific player, his lingering issues have always been a thorn in the path of success for the franchise. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! Gilbert Arenas knows John Wall’s pain: ‘I wasn’t the same player. The season before … — Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 9, 2021. 1) Amid a crush of media and fan requests, John Wall has mostly refrained from dancing since his arrival in Washington, certainly in any non-media setting. As John Wall missed a fourth consecutive game with a sore knee, the Rockets had greater clarity when they would have their starting point guard back after an examination on Tuesday. Wall was also named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month from January–April and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting behind unanimous selection Blake Griffin and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . James Harden trade: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins slammed The Beard in team meeting before Nets move . Wall says that his idea for the dance came from the music video of the song "Do the Shizz" made by the Louisville rapper Kenzo. Rockets' John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins confronted James Harden in locker room meeting before trade: report Silas led the meeting following a second blowout loss against the Lakers, according to reports The day before he suited up for yet another Goodman League charity exhibition game, John Wall was back at Big Blue Madness in Lexington, … #Rockets — Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) January 13, 2021. May 12, 2017: Game-winner against the Celtics American basketball player John Wall first performed the eponymous dance during his introduction at Big Blue Madness at the University of Kentucky in October 2009. When the season begins just before Christmas, Wall will have gone two full years without having played in an NBA game. Doc Antle Visit Gets PETA's Attention ... 'Con Artist McLoser' Lost In His Own Sport!!! Before Washington played to host to the Sixers Thursday night, Wall was dunking in his pre-game workout doing his patented left-handed slam. 1) Amid a crush of media and fan requests, John Wall has mostly refrained from dancing since his arrival in Washington, certainly in any non-media setting. John Wall: "If we can all get on the same page, we can be something good here. They’ve gotten off to a 3-6 start and just got handed two blowout losses by the … James Harden had grown disgruntled at Houston and while he started the season well, his efforts and form considerably dropped during his final days. John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well. 13 hours ago HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Just hours before playing in his first NBA game in two years John Wall was on the floor prior to the Rockets morning shootaround at … His last appearance was Dec. 26, 2018. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) during the second quarter of the Jan. 12 game in Houston. barry chin/globe staff It’s a war of worlds as we prepare for Celtics-Wizards Game 5 Wednesday night at the Garden. Stephen Silas says he remains hopeful John Wall and Christian Wood will be back for the home game Tuesday against Washington. When he comes back, presumably at the start of next season, he'll have an exciting new group to dish assists to every night. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. The season before … Wall opened up … Wall's famous for his dance moves -- and Troop 41 even released a song dedicated and inspired by his trademark dance. Wizards guard John Wall has been the best player in this series. It will mark 11 months since he had the procedure, for which an 11-to-15 month rehab timeline is generally prescribed. If the Wizards had lost their home opener Tuesday night, no one would have wanted to highlight John Wall's pre-game dance, the well-traveled Dougie, which is rarely performed as enthusiastically as in Wall's version. They’ve gotten off to a 3-6 start and just got handed two blowout losses by the Los Angeles Lakers. John Wall told his teammates after the Magic game that if they give the same effort on defense as on offense, they’ll be okay with a couple bad shots here and there. Wall missed three games in that second-round series after fracturing his left wrist in hand in Game 1, only to return for Games 5 and 6. You're going to jump off the cliff off of 9 games? John Wall: "If we can all get on the same page, we can be something good here. But the biggest reason for Wall’s confidence is he simply feels better. John Wall on the James Harden comments: "No comment." With Wall out for the year, the Wizards have taken the opportunity to develop their youth in Rui Hachimura, Troy Brown and Moe Wagner in high-pressure situations. Five games into his career as a Rocket, Wall has been impressive. John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well. The updated timetable, which was delivered by head coach Stephen Silas before Friday’s game in Detroit, would mean that Saturday’s game in Dallas is the last game for either player to miss. Wall missed three games in that second-round series after fracturing his left wrist in hand in Game 1, only to return for Games 5 and 6. Wall set up Cousins for a 3-pointer, the center’s first basket since Game 6 of the 2019 finals with the Warriors, two months before he tore his ACL and missed last season. Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) works out with assistant coach John Lucas before an NBA game between the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Toyota Center in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP) We can't dwell down on it because it's only been 9 games. WASHINGTON -- This Sunday, Jan. 12 is a significant milestone in Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall's recovery from the surgery he had to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon. Come on, man. John Wall got mad at a Bulls rookie for dancing, then hit a game-winner Wall hit a game-winner with 5.9 seconds left to give the Wizards a 101-99 win over the Bulls. The Celtics walked off the court prior to the game, and then, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, held a 45-minute players-only meeting in the locker room. But fans later found that the game had been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests for Rockets personnel. You can see in the footage Wall is having a blast -- dancing with everyone right in front of the DJ booth and sippin' on some Ciroc with the owner of the club. The John Wall Dance is a dance performed by flexing the arms and twisting the wrist. Come on, man. John Wall was named 2011 Rookie Game MVP during the 2011 All-Star Weekend. But the biggest reason for Wall’s confidence is he simply feels better. Subscribe to Stathead , the set of tools used by the pros, to unearth this and other interesting factoids. John Wall got mad at a Bulls rookie for dancing, then hit a game-winner Wall hit a game-winner with 5.9 seconds left to give the Wizards a 101-99 win over the Bulls. If you're John Wall, you dance your freakin' face off at the club ... and TMZ Sports has the video!! Wall opened up about his relationship with James. Like Cousins, Wall didn’t play at all this past season, and the two combined to appear in only 62 games during the 2019-20 campaign, with Cousins playing 32 and Wall 30. Before he could even come back to the floor, Wall was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Houston Rockets, and last night, he got to play his very first game with the franchise. Wall's regular-season opener is Thursday night -- Washington takes on the Miami Heat at the Capital One Arena in D.C. © 2021 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Stephen Silas says he remains hopeful John Wall and Christian Wood will be back for the home game Tuesday against Washington. Wall posted his … As John Wall missed a fourth consecutive game with a sore knee, the Rockets had greater clarity when they would have their starting point guard back after an examination on Tuesday. John Wall on not being in MVP race: "All I really want to do is translate these numbers that I'm getting to wins. Wall had 14 points (5-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in a 120-102 loss Sunday to the Lakers. #RepTheDistrict pic.twitter.com/NSqQbvsvCL. His last appearance was Dec. 26, 2018. Wizards' John Wall has high hopes for return from injury: 'I'm gonna be better than what I was before' Wall hasn't played since December of 2018 due to a torn Achilles tendon Wall missed the entire 2019-20 season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, while Beal shouldered the load, averaging 30.5 points and 6.1 assists per game … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. John Wall played in his first NBA game in two years Thursday night after a prolonged recovery from two injuries, which the five-time All-Star said … Flight Attendant Tells Him, 'You can drive', ©2021 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. #Rockets — Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) January 13, 2021. The updated timetable, which was delivered by head coach Stephen Silas before Friday’s game in Detroit, would mean that Saturday’s game in Dallas is the last game for either player to miss. In the case of new Houston Rockets point guard John Wall, though, he expects to come back even better than before. Wall says that his idea for the dance came from the music video of the song "Do the Shizz" made by the Louisville rapper Kenzo. John Wall on the James Harden comments: "No comment." John Wall on not being in MVP race: "All I really want to do is translate these numbers that I'm getting to wins. Wall set up Cousins for a 3-pointer, the center's first basket since Game 6 of the 2019 finals with the Warriors, two months before he tore his ACL and missed last season. Wall missed the entire 2019-20 season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, while Beal shouldered the load, averaging 30.5 points and 6.1 assists per game and coming close to … Based on his performance Thursday night, it was hard to tell any time had passed at all. You're going to jump off the cliff off of 9 games? Wizards guard John Wall has been the best player in this series. James Harden had grown disgruntled at Houston and while he started the season well, his efforts and form considerably dropped during his final days. NBA News: John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins facing a … One reason is Wall believes he has added to his game during his personal downtime, pointing to work on post-up moves and floaters. Before Washington played to host to the Sixers Thursday night, Wall was dunking in his pre-game workout doing his patented left-handed slam. John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well. John Wall was named 2011 Rookie Game MVP during the 2011 All-Star Weekend. Like Cousins, Wall didn’t play at all this past season, and the two combined to appear in only 62 games during the 2019-20 campaign, with Cousins playing 32 and Wall 30. Wall was also named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month from January–April and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting behind unanimous selection Blake Griffin and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . One reason is Wall believes he has added to his game during his personal downtime, pointing to work on post-up moves and floaters. — Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 9, 2021. 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