John Wall on the little dust-up between himself and J.J. Barea in the fourth quarter:
“It was cool to me, it was funny. Just a little midget trying to get mad. So, I paid him no mind.”
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) January 23, 2018
Barea, who’s clearly been keeping up with the news cycle, claimed that Wall is unpopular within his own locker room.
J.J. Barea has no love for John Wall 😳 pic.twitter.com/aFHwsb0wED
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) January 23, 2018
Once the dust settled, the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 98-75 beatdown of the visiting Washington Wizards.
Per the ESPN:
“Just a little midget trying to get mad,” Wall said. “I don’t pay him no mind.”
Barea, a 12-year veteran who is very generously listed at 6 feet, raised his eyebrows when Wall’s comment was relayed to him. Barea said Wall’s comment was “funny” before firing back.
“Now I have somebody in the NBA that I don’t like,” Barea said. “That’s my first. I don’t like him at all now. But I don’t think his teammates like him, either. So it’s nothing new for him.”