Fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game is a yearly tradition that John Wall isn’t too fond of this season.
Wall finds himself in fifth place after the first batch of votes were announced, currently trailing Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler.
The 25-year-old acknowledges early-season struggles, but says his vote total is a “joke”.
“It’s a joke” Wall, who didn’t make one mention of his strained right ligament in his knee, bruise on the same knee, high right ankle sprain and bone spur, said after his 15th double-double. “I played like horseshit the first month and a half but I still was averaging like 16 and eight. That’s not bad numbers.”
The Wizards (14-14) only have recently gotten back on track. Wall had 22 points and a game-high 13 assists in Saturday’s 111-96 win vs. the Brooklyn Nets. […] Wall is averaging 22.8 points and 11. 8 assists in 14 games in December. Irving , just returned from knee surgery that had kept him out all season, has shot 10-for-34 in three games.
“I guess it’s the record. No offense Kyrie, he’s played (three) games,” Wall said. “If he was healthy he probably would be in that position because he’d be playing well. I can see him there because that’s how talented he is.”