Posted by Ben Golliver.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is everywhere this summer. He put on a show at the North Carolina Pro-Am, scrimmaged in Seattle, and is reportedly heading back to Kentucky to take classes this fall if the NBA lockout continues.
On Wednesday night, though, Wall was at the Melo Center in Baltimore, serving as a one-man, three-ring circus. This highlight video, courtesy of YouTube user HoopmixtapeBlog, is barely more than a minute-long, yet Wall delivers highlight after highlight.
Where do I begin? Just seconds into the video, a fan appears to mock the famous "John Wall Dance" so Wall comes directly at him in the next possession, causing the rest of the assembled crowd to burst out laughing. Later, he blows a kiss while shooting a free throw and then executes something I'm not sure I've ever seen before: pinning a blocked shot on the glass with one hand and then swatting it with the other hand on his way down. Simply incredible.
All of that was a prelude to his best highlight, a behind-the-back, hesitation, crossover combination that left his defender sprawled near midcourt before he dished to a teammate for a trailing lay-up. There are windmill dunks, stopping on a dime dribble moves, coast-to-coast lay-ups and scoop shots in there too for good measure. Just a clinic on how to look cool while playing basketball.
Without further ado, here's the video.