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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  37 responses

Video: John Wall Booed at NC Pro-Am

So much for hometown support?

No matter what he does, John Wall cannot seem to earn fan’s respect in Durham, NC. Despite dropping over half his squad’s points—finishing with 36 (including this jaw breaker)—Wall couldn’t get the W last night in his second NC Pro-Am game this summer. Oh, and in case you thought these games aren’t competitive, check the jawing between Wall and former NC Central forward Dominique Sutton.

[DC Sports Bog]

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  • respect!

    thats crazy john wall dc got u

  • yessir

    disrespectful dc all day

  • LP

    bucketttttts….you cannot guard me.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Boos? time in video?

  • MLK4Life

    The ppl booing John Wall need to smarten up. We, in NC, can claim Jordan and CP3. Dominique rose to prominence in NC playing High School ball but says nothing of us. I don’t see any reason for booing John Wall who is a proud representative of Raleigh, NC. It’s not like our professional team is any good.

  • ctkennedy

    They was booin the call not the player TRUST me

  • JL

    all that time to set up three’s. Thats the difference between NBA and these pro-am’s. But these guys are pretty good. looked like a fun game to watch.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I can’t watch the video, but if they were booing him, it makes sense.
    The game is in Durham, NC.
    Durham is full of Duke fans.
    Duke wanted John Wall, BAD.
    Wall went to Kentucky.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    It’s hard to tell where/why the boo’s are coming, but one thing is for sure J-Wall is coming for that numba 1 spot. Dude is good, long arms quick as anyone, jumps outta the gym and is a great passer. League is your for the taking kid. I see him averaging more than 3 steals for many years of his career.

  • MUBWAR

    i’ll say next season Wall is gonna have a better season than Rose. something like 20pts 6r 11a and 3 thefts per game.

  • MLK4Life

    Wall…a better season than Rose, the reigning MVP? Doubt it.

  • Chukaz

    i can’t wait for year 3 of john wall’s career. that’s when he’s gonna take over the number one point guard spot. its gonna be epic too. there’s not gonna be any discussion of who’s the best. its like lebron’s dominance at da sf position or kobe’s domination around 2006 at the 2 spot of jordan in the 80s and 90s

  • MLK4Life

    I don’t see Chris Paul, Deron Williams or D-Rose leaving the league, so John, at best, will have to settle for fourth best.

  • tomtom

    People sereously underestimate Wall. Can’t wait to watch him prove so many people wrong, his attitude is Kobe-esque in terms of will to win and flat out nastyness. I love Drose but everyone seems to plaster over the fact that he collapsed in the conference finals.

  • T-Money

    john wall is the truth. he can see the floor better than d-rose can – in his 1st year. i admit that i’m partial to REAL floor generals so rose has never been my favourite player that way.

  • seriousblack

    MLK4Life: Explain how he would have to settle for fourth best when he had a better rookie season than Rose as a rookie, while playing with lesser talent. He has the distribution skills of Williams and Paul while he’s taller than all three of those guys. He has Rose’s quickness and athleticism. Haters are delusional. Both his stats and physical gifts prove you wrong. You have no real data to back up that opinion.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I love how ya’ll are so confident in everything. Wall could be the best or he could be looking out of the top 5. We don’t know. Either way he is real nice. Lets wait and see how things play out on the PG position over the next 5 years. One thing is for sure, there is the best crop in the NBA of PG’s then ever before right now.

  • Keith

    He got booed cause he was going head to head with Dominique Sutton and the rest of the NCCU guys, in NCCU’s gym, with all of the Durham area respecting all the hard work they put in this summer. Didnt back down from the Duke guys (see Austin Rivers), didnt back down from the Carolina guys (see Harrison Barnes) and beat all those teams loaded with talent with just guys from NCCU. Even that game last nite, Wall was on the same team as John Henson, PJ Hairston, Jerry Stackhouse, and Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette). ANd they still lost to Dominique and the rest of the NCCU guys. Plus this aint a hometown crowd for John Wall. He’s from Garner.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    How good is Dominique Sutton? I’m just wondering ’cause I’ve never seen him play.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    please, anybody saying wall had a better season than Rose in their respective rookie years, I say kill yourself, just cause some of his stats were comparable dont mean that much right? I mean thats what people always say about Rose so kill that argument. Rose was more effective, efficient, had less TO, shot a much higher FG% which so many love to bring up in regards to Rose MVP season and helped get his team to the playoffs after a debacle year;tied kareem abdul jabar record for most points in a rookie playoff debut while dishing out eleven assist, so I beleive his Rookie season was much better.

  • nola

    you cant compare rose and walls rookie seasons because rose had more talent around him and had to sacrifice stats for the greater good of the team. wall is nice but D Rose is a different animal, even wall said he was a little intimidated when he faced him. stop wall in transition and you can control his output in a game, for Rose you can’t even guard him with another pg. Lebron and Paul George had to guard Rose because he would murder anyone else you would put on him. stop being geeked up by these pro ams and judge these guys when they go head to head, Rose dominated my boy Cp3, Dwill, Wall, jennings and any other pg you put in front of him….

  • MLK4Life

    Wall had the ball in his hands more than Rose, so obviously he will have more assists. Rose didn’t come into a rebuilding situation in Chicago. Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon were already there. Wall came in with Gilbert Arenas on his way out. No one’s “hating” or underestimating Wall. Just understand that he has quit a leap to take if he wants to be on D-Rose’s level. I still find it funny that people don’t seem to believe that Rose is a true PG. Define true PG. Explain how Wall has better court vision than Rose. Just because Rose happens to be the best playmaker and best scorer on his team and is smart enough to know that if he’s not scoring at least 24-25 points a game his team doesn’t have a chance to win every night? Also, saying that Rose collapsed in the Conference Finals is comical if you’re saying that Wall would have done better. I say that Wall will be the fourth best PG at best because barring injury, I don’t see Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Rose suddenly forgetting how to play and not getting better.

  • MLK4Life

    Also, are we going to forget about Rose’s first Playoff game against the defending champs during his rookie season? Or the rest of the series? Within a game of moving on to the second round? Are we? One of the best, if not the best, first round series ever and he played a monumental part in it?

  • believer

    John Wall Averaged 16 pts and 8.5 ast on a team where no one could hit a jumpshot and he was bothered by an injury for a big part of the year and by lookin at this video it looks like he got a lot bigger and stronger the league is his for the takin watch him take it

  • T-Money

    Mlk: rose has the ball in his hands all the time, he just doesnt see the flloor that well.

  • Jer Dawg

    Those jerseys must be real comfortable…Looking like the 1960 jerseys.

  • James

    A relax come on John Wall is a beast, but Derrick Rose is the Reigning MVP and he is only 22 years old. He is going to be fast and quick for at least the next four or five seasons. His shot is only going to get better and he is learning the ropes very fast. So in all honesty as long as he is around John Wall won’t ever be the number one point guard.

  • Heals

    Like JWall, but MLK and SlickRic are preaching the truth on that debate…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He still overrated to me, he needs to do this in NBA games. Don’t anoint cat playing YMCA players and doing well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    @ t-money, not his rookie year, he deffered to ben gordon and kirk alot and still did his thang.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    I love Wall, but Rose was alot better in his rookie season. I can’t believe people actually believe that Wall was better, now ofcourse he could BECOME better, even though I don’t think so. People are already starting to take Rose for granted and don’t forget Rose is young as well, he could alot better too.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Wall still needs that jumper. But dude is an amazing physical specimen. He is like J Kidd’s size back when Kidd first came in the league, only with more hops. that’s who he reminds me of, and young more athletic Kidd.

  • seriousblack

    Rose didn’t have the ball in his hands as much as Rose his rookie year? Revisionist history must be contagious on this site. That’s bs and y’all know it. Y’all are straight up lying to yourselves if you thought Rose had a better rookie season than Wall, and you’re lying to yourself if you think Wall won’t be better than him in the future. Rose has shooting percentage as his ONLY advantage rookie year. Him being MVP right now has nothing to do with the debate because he has two more seasons under his belt. Rose is closer to a shooting guard than a pg, and Wall has the court vision that Rose lacks. Even Coach Cal has acknowledged that Wall will likely come out on top. You dudes are better scouts than the dude who coached both? Man pleeeeeeeeaaaase.

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    Rose had a better rookie season than Wall by far. While the stats were comparable, Rose led a team to the playoffs and went toe to toe with the defending champs for 7 games. Ben Gordan took away a lot of his assist because although he gave them the ball, he created for himself off the dribble along with John Salmons, plus his big men weren’t very good then. Noah emerged in the playoffs. Rose has very good court vision, a lot of his passes that should be assist turn into missed jump shots. I’ve watched almost every Bulls game the last 4 years. Rose didn’t score as much as he could because he had other scorers around him. And assist didn’t happen. And he steps his game up in most cases another level in the playoffs. LeBron would’ve beasted John Wall even more in the same situation. You can’t even compare it. Plus, Rose still doesn’t get fouls he should.

  • seriousblack

    The playoff run happened because Rose played on an infinitely better team that Wall, and he did so without any real injuries. If that’s your main argument as to why you think Rose’s rookie season was better then you are basically strengthening my argument that team talent is a reason why Wall’s rookie year was better in a player to player comparison. Plus he played the way he did while suffering all season with injuries. Comparing their 82 game INDIVIDUAL seasons, Wall’s was better. And how are you comparing where they are now? Does that even make sense? Of course the guy who spent more time in the league is going to be further along in the early parts of their careers. Like I said before, even the guy who coached them both agrees that Wall is the better player long term.

  • Realqueen91

    For those of us in attendance the fans were not booing John Wall they were booing the refs and the favoritism that was shown to John Wall by getting the unnecessary calls….that is all

  • DutchCookie

    John Wall had the better rookie season. In fact, he surpassed even Chris Paul himself, if you’re only taking rookie season stats in comparison. John Wall and D. Rose are comparable in terms of athleticism and sheer speed; the difference is that while Rose looks to score, Wall looks to pass. That’s the main difference between the two.

    I doubt Wall will ever average close to the amount of points Rose is and will continue to do so. Rose is a scoring guard, his instincts to get the ball in the basket. If you look at overall assist, Rose had weak assist totals in his first two years – hovering at around 6 apg. John Wall, in his rookie year, with far inferior talent on his team, averaged 8.5 assists. That’s already elite. Put it this way, John Wall looks primed to average 20 and 10 this coming season with his added bulk.

    Wall’s weakness is his shooting touch. That’s something that took Rose 3 years to perfect. Basically, if Wall can learned how to shoot (something that’s coachable – and Rose proved that shooting touch can be improved) then Wall has a shot at being top dog in terms of Point Guards in the NBA.

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