We mentioned a couple days ago that John Wall asked the Wizards to fine him every time he got down on himself on the court. Now, we have more details of what that fine actually is. Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports that Wall will be fined $50 every time he "visibly expressed his frustrations."â†µ
That could cost Wall a lot of money, if the Wizards rule by the strict lettering of the "law." But Wall is apparently willing to do it, mostly because of one particularly memorable film session.
Recently, while John Wall was going over game film, Wizards assistant Ryan Saunders pointed out that the No. 1 overall pick was walking nonchalantly into his jump shots instead of consistently stepping into them and jumping. Saunders also noticed that Wall displayed a defeatist attitude -- frowning, tugging at his jersey and rolling his eyes after poor plays.â†µ
Saunders showed Wall so many instances that eventually a fed-up Wall asked Ryan to have Coach Flip Saunders fine him any time he does those things.â†µ
Most players would flip out at their coach. Wall flipped out at himself and asked to be fined. There are many reasons that John Wall is special, but this is the biggest one. I would gush more, but I think Holly MacKenzie of The Score summed it up best here.â†µ