John Wall’s Turnover Wager with Howard Eisley Disallowed by NBA

January 8th, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall never got a chance to make good on a vow to pay assistant coach Howard Eisley $100 for every game this season in which he had more than two turnovers. 

According to J. Michael of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the NBA informed Wall in mid-October that his wager was in violation of league policy. 

Wall told Michael the NBA considered the wager to be a form of gambling. 

"They (the NBA) squashed that early in the season," Wall said Friday. "[They] called us. I guess it's betting. (They said) it's league protocol."

Wall's wager with Eisley, which was first made public in an article by Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post on Oct. 10, stemmed from the All-Star point guard's desire to improve his overall performance and become a better leader. 

(Wall) also wants to improve his shot selection and turnover rate. To incentivize the cause, Wall will pay assistant coach Howard Eisley $100 for every game he commits more than two turnovers. Worst-case scenario, that's a $8,200 loss.

"So that means take care of the ball," Wall said. ...

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