Heard the one about the point guard who can’t shoot? That’s supposed to be John Wall. Helpless from long range for so long, the Washington Wizards point guard had his best shooting game as a pro Friday night, a night so successful that the names Larry Bird, Jim Furyk and Jason Kidd were kicked around when discussing what went right.
In fact, Wall was in such a good mood following his season-high 29-point performance in a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets that he joked about his beloved Kentucky Wildcats’ 16-point loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
“We were national champs last year. … We stunk it up tonight,” said Wall, who was trash-talking just anybody in the locker room whose school was on the NCAA bubble. “You see we just lost by 20. I ain’t worried about the brackets.”