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Take Deep Breaths; We Are One Day Away From The John Wall Era

Hundreds of years from now when we look back at this time in the history of Washington D.C. sports we will refer to the time before October 27th 2010 as before John Wall, and the time afterward as the John Wall Era. I can barely contain my excitement for tomorrow night, so I can only imagine how John himself feels on the eve-morning of his NBA regular season debut.

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James Erwin at the Washington Examiner caught up with Wall to find out. Turns out, the rook is taking it in stride. Namely long stride to the hoop while gathering for a huge dunk.

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Still, an extra bit of adrenaline might've been at work as Wall took part in an impromptu dunk contest with teammates Nick Young, Lester Hudson and Al Thornton on Monday. On Tuesday, Wall emphatically ended the working portion of practice by taking an inbound pass and posterizing a late-arriving Young.
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Erwin explains that Wall isn't that nervous about the experience because he is used to playing on a huge stage from his time at Kentucky. Obviously it isn't the same type of basketball, but it can be argued that there was actually more pressure on Wall last year then there will be this year.
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While I expect him to eventually turn basketball in D.C. around, the truth is that he won't be able to do it in one night; and I think he knows that. So while I'm having trouble waiting the 30-ish hours until he gets on the court, it's just another game for John Wall. Maybe that's why he is going to be so good.
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UPDATE: Here's video of that dunk over Nick Young from our friends over at Truth About It.
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