One day after calling the Wizards' situation an abomination and shame, criticizing coach Scott Brooks and tearing John Wall's contract, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith had harsher words for the Washington DC team. NBA (2-8).
"A catastrophe is happening in Washington, DC, in the capital of our country, when it comes to basketball," Smith told First Take.
"… The situation with John Wall is so bad that I'm going to take pictures of John Wall in the field, [where] people see it. They evoke Rosebar, one of the most popular nightclubs, if not the most popular nightclub in Washington, D.C. They talk about off-road habits. John Wall, be careful!
Wall was apparently paying attention. The gamer heard about Smith's comments and shared a message to his critics during an Instagram Live session in Orlando, where the Wizards will face the Magic on Friday.
"It's a long season, everyone is not doing very well," he said. "Keep being a fan, I will continue to play. If you do not like it, you can do it. Facts! "
One speaker asked why Wall, who was relaxing in a hot tub, was not at the gym.
"I'm not at the gym because I just left the practice" an hour or so ago, so now I'm relaxing my feet in the air, "said Wall." But do not say not to the fans that I said that. They think I'm supposed to stay at the gym all day. "
Later, Wall confirmed that he was dating Rosebar and claimed to have found a meme that had circulated him with the logo of the Photoshopped disco on his "funny" Wizards jersey.
"I'm going to Rosebar on Saturdays," said Wall. "What, not supposed to party once in a blue? The F—? Where are you, Opera? Living room?"
(Full Disclosure: At first, I interpreted the last part of the previous quote as Wall's attempt at fans who like to relax at the opera or in their living room. these were the names of others, apparently inferior, nightclubs in Washington, I go out a lot.)
The Wizards' defense is not the worst in the league because of Wall's clubbing habits, but this is not the first time this year that he defends his absence from the field.
"You have a 9-5, what do you do after your 9-5?", He said before the season. "You do not intend to stay at home all day? I am an adult man and I can do what I want. I know what I'm doing and bring to the table, and it's a 110% effort. I know how hard I work and I will enjoy my life. I'm not about to stay home and be boring. "
I can not wait for Wall and Smith to organize an event in the future for Rosebar, who could not buy the advertisement he received on Thursday.
"I think I went to the Rosebar once, but I'm not sure, but I know it's the hottest nightclub in Washington, I'll tell you this, I'll go," said Smith on "First Take". I do not apologize, but it's a different subject for another day. I do not have to play in front of the Wizards [fans]I am not receiving more than $ 30 million and I have not planned to earn $ 46.9 million in the last year of my contract. in four years. "
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