What’s Behind John Wall’s Evolution into Full-Blown NBA Superstar?

March 18th, 2014 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

"Maybe" isn't a word associated with John Wall anymore.

Maybe he's a top point guard. Maybe he's an actual superstar. Maybe he's capable of carrying the Washington Wizards into the postseason.

Is it maybe time for the "maybes" to die?

Most definitely.

Certainty is something Wall now brings. On the heels of his max extension, he's playing the way superstars do, leading his team the way superstars must.

"Sometimes I don't bring it and that's not what they accept from their leader," Wall told reporters following a victory over the Brooklyn Nets, per The Washington Post's Michael Lee.

Taking ownership of the Wizards, both their foibles and triumphs, has become common practice for Wall, who knows he is now held to a higher standard. And unlike years past, expectations are aligning with his play and production, diminishing skepticism and increasing conviction.

Doubting Wall is old news. If there was a time ...

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