John Wall Calls JJ Barea a ‘Little Midget’

by January 23, 2018

John Wall and JJ Barea briefly got in each other’s faces Monday night, and Wall dismissed Barea as a “little midget trying to get mad.”

Barea, who’s clearly been keeping up with the news cycle, claimed that Wall is unpopular within his own locker room.

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.”