Some might call Paul Pierce biased as a former teammate of John Wall's, but The Truth has specific reasons for a major claim he made about the Wizards' star point guard on Tuesday.
Pierce says Wall is "the best point guard in the league." Yes, better than Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, whom Pierce also played with.
Here is his reasoning, as explained in a video for ESPN:
“First off, he’s so fast and dynamic," Pierce said. "You can’t get up on him, that’s when he drives to the hole and dunk on you with the left, with the right. He has the handles of a small guy even though he stands [6-foot-4]. He has the speed of an NFL running back so you pretty much have to give him space and let him shoot the jumper. If not, he’ll embarrass you all night. That is why I consider him the best point guard in the league."
Pierce continued to praise Wall's speed.
"I mean, this guy, he’s a blur in the open court. This guy is probably the fastest end to end with the ball... you’re pretty much at his mercy. Expect to be on SportsCenter that night."
Reminder that Wall will see Curry on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington as the Wizards battle the Warriors.
Wall actually talked about his speed in the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast and how it makes everyone want to race him. You can listen to that interview right here:
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