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Magic Johnson to Michael Wilbon: 'John Wall's The Guy'

You just knew that if there existed any doubters of the Wizards' likely No. 1 pick John Wall, Michael Wilbon would be spearheading the revolution. We're talking about the same guy who said there was "no way in the world [he'd] have taken Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 pick in the [MLB] draft."

This year, however, Wilbon has embraced the idea of drafting the hands-down best player available, thanks to some sage advice from Magic Johnson:

"John Wall's got a little special in him. You can't pass on him. Look at Atlanta; they passed on Chris Paul and Deron Williams and are still trying to recover from that mistake. The last two rookies of the year [Rose and Tyreke Evans] are point guards. Wall has that same type of ability, lived up to the same level of hype as Rose did in college. You do it at Kentucky, you're playing on the biggest stage in college basketball every night, against top competition every night. You know what Wall does now as well as anybody in the league? Gets it off the glass and goes. I mean, right now he does that as well as anybody in the league."

To summarize: John Wall will be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, the greatest player in the history of professional sports, and Wilbon can claim to have known all along. And I'm 100% okay with that.