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John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:18 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 1:23 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverjohn-wall

I totally understand booing John Wall's seismographic Reebok sneakers. But booing the man himself?

That's what happened on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards point guard took the court at North Carolina's esteemed SJG Pro-Am. According to NewsObserver.com, Wall led all scorers with 36 points, albeit in a losing effort, but that wasn't enough to silence some critics in the stands.

"Heard a had a lot of boos and haters out there tonight," Wall wrote on Twitter. "But thanks, y'all give me more motivation to keep working."

It's unclear why Wall, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, was booed in his own backyard. By all accounts, Wall is a down-to-earth guy who remains active in mentoring younger players. Aside from one minor scrape with the law in high school, he's got a squeaky-clean image and a game that's built for the highlight reels.In the video posted below, he's shown jawing with his opponents, but that's par for the course during the summer season. Wall did attend the University of Kentucky for his one season of college hoops, but prior to committing he had expressed interest in the University of North Carolina, which apparently wasn't reciprocated. 

Wall was surprised by the treatment too.

"It amazes me what I try to do for my hometown and get treated," Wall tweeted. "But that's how it goes in life. Glad I know who my family, brothers and real friends are. Love y'all we on the way to the top."

Other than simple jealousy or rooting against the pro-am game's Goliath, the logic behind booing Wall remains a mystery, especially with the lockout on. You're going to respond negatively to some of the only basketball being played by an NBA star for months? If ever there was a need for a reality check this was it. 

Here's video of Wall's game, including the audible booing, via YouTube user EliteMixtapes.


Comments

Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:57 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

Roy would take a talented player even if he is going to be one and done. A player of John Walls magnitude would instantly make any college team legit. He got in a little trouble for hanging out in an house that wasnt finished with some friends. He got a citation for B and E. UNC kinda backed off after this and Wall took it personlly. Just go to youtube and watch him when UK and UNC played. He made amazing play after play. After the game Roy said Wall was the best point guard he has seen in college since Jason Kidd. Wall said he wanted to take it to them and make them regret not getting him. Wall is a good guy. People on campus would want to talk to him and take pictures and ive never heard of a time he said no or was rude. He would even do it after games. He had the highest GPA on the team at 3.2. He is very humble and done alot of good in Lexington. I hope he continues to elevate his game and become an all time great. Its very possible for a kid with his talent and drive



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 7:38 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

"Love y'all we on the way to the top."  Nothing like a KY basketball player's education to bring out the best in english grammar!
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The grammar police really suck. 





Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 6:07 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

I have a good friend who's a NC native and UNC grad, as well as a huge college b-ball fan.  According to him, a lot of fans in NC (himself included) hate on Wall because he didn't go to UNC.  The fact that UNC wasn't interested in Wall because he made it clear that he was only going to play college ball for one year does not matter ---- those fans will never like the kid.  Funny part is, they also make the argument that Wall has no game.  Those people need Professional Help, pronto.  That goes for my buddy, too.



Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:13 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

Criticizing twitter grammar... you've got your hands full there.




Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:06 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

Wow you're a real class act.  A top athlete comes back to his home state to raise money and gets treated like dirt, and you focus on grammar?  Believe it or not even those who are educated take comfort in slang and language shortcuts.  People who hate on the Kentucky basketball program program like to make presumptions that lie outside the basketball program (i.e. UK academics) and do so with no factual backing, and because this elite basketball program has very little to point at in the way of flaws.  Take a lesson, rookie.  UK, like most large public universities, has a good academic history, and education at a large public university will be exactly what you make of it. 



Since: Feb 7, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:58 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

After reading the article (and watching the video) all I can say is: I hope the lockout doesnt last too long...A year full of (non) stories like this will make me hate the NBA!



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:53 pm
 

John Wall booed during pro-am summer league game

"Love y'all we on the way to the top."  Nothing like a KY basketball player's education to bring out the best in english grammar!



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