Thursday NBA Roundup: John Wall’s All-Star Snub Makes Red-Hot Wizards Dangerous

January 19th, 2017 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Take a look at John Wall's Twitter feed, and you'll see the same thing over and over again: The Washington Wizards point guard has spent the better part of January constantly retweeting messages that include his name and the all-important "#NBAVote" hashtag. 

Of course, it didn't pay off.

Wall was omitted from the Eastern Conference's starting lineup in favor of Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan, and now the rest of the league is going to pay. The New York Knicks were the first to feel his wrath in a closer-than-it-should-have-been 113-110 defeat at Madison Square Garden. 

According to's official results, Wall somehow finished seventh in fan voting, trailing Irving, Dwyane Wade, DeRozan, Isaiah Thomas, Kyle Lowry and Derrick Rose. He fared better in the other sections—fourth in the player vote and fifth among the media panel—but it wasn't enough.

And as this breakdown from NBA Math might indicate, his play should have merited stronger consideration: 

Wall might not admit this snub will motivate him, but based on how he performed Thursday ni ...

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