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Lakers' LeBron James says 'The Great Wall of John coming soon' after watching Wall's workout video

Lakers' LeBron James says 'The Great Wall of John coming soon' after watching Wall's workout video

John Wall threw a bomb into the NBA universe when he posted this snippet of his workout on social media and looked like an absolute monster. 

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Many players around the league hopped into Wall's comments section to send the 5x All-Star some love and one of them happened to be the King, LeBron James.

"Yessir!!! The Great Wall of John coming soon!!" James said. 

Wall and James have been good friends since Wall entered the league in 2010 — the two have exchanged advice over the years, trained together in the offseason, and participated in heated head-to-head battles as well. 

"LeBron's a great leader," Wall said back in 2014. "Patience — that's something he has preached to me since his rookie year."

A few more high-profile athletes showed Wall some love on Instagram Sunday night — Former Wizards' star Gilbert Arenas, former Wizard Isaiah Thomas, and Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins. 

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Lakers missing many players vs. Wizards including LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Lakers missing many players vs. Wizards including LeBron James and Anthony Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers will be missing many of their best players as they take on the Washington Wizards on Monday afternoon in the final exhibition game for both teams in Orlando (3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington).

LeBron James will rest and so will Anthony Davis, who left the Lakers' game on Friday after getting poked in the high. Dwight Howard and Kyle Kuzma will also sit. And L.A. was already missing Avery Bradley, who opted out of the restart, plus Rajon Rondo who is injured.

The Wizards are missing John Wall, Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans, but they will have Troy Brown Jr. back. The 2018 first round pick missed the Wizards' game on Saturday due to a sprained right thumb.

With the Lakers' players sitting out, their team will be led by their bench. J.R. Smith, Alex Caruso, JaVale McGee and Dion Waiters will likely take on larger roles.

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Brown returning gives the Wizards a full rotation for their final tuneup game. They open the seeding game portion of their season on Friday against the Suns.

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Three questions as Wizards get set to take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers

Three questions as Wizards get set to take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers

The Wizards have one more exhibition game before things start counting for real in Orlando, as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

The Wizards will get a difficult test against one of the NBA's best teams. Here are three questions as we look ahead to the game...

Who's in, who's out?

This is the final dress rehearsal for both teams before the seeding games begin later in the week. In a normal preseason schedule, that would usually mean the stars would rest. But given the unusual circumstances here, both teams may treat this game differently. The Wizards don't really have any stars to rest, or any reason to hold guys out. And the Lakers could see this as a valuable opportunity to get players into shape before they battle the Clippers on Thursday to open the season.

There are also some injuries to monitor. The Lakers saw Anthony Davis leave Friday's game against the Magic after he was poked in the eye. And the Wizards have Troy Brown Jr. dealing with a sprained right thumb. LeBron James is healthy, and has looked even more dominant than usual in Orlando. We'll see if he needs the reps enough to play good minutes.

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Bonga revenge game?

All the talk among Wizards fan right now is about Isaac Bonga, who lit up the Clippers for 15 points and 12 boards on Saturday night. Now he gets to see his former team, the Lakers, who shipped him to Washington last July in a salary dump deal that also gave the Wizards center Moe Wagner.

Bonga has looked improved so far through two exhibition games. If he keeps it up, he is going to earn himself a nice role in the rotation next season. The Wizards are viewing their time in Disney World as a window for player development. Some of their players are auditioning to stick around and be factored into what should be a better team next season once John Wall returns. Bonga has taken advantage of the opportunity so far in a big way.

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Final tune-up

With only one more game to figure out his rotation, head coach Scott Brooks is likely to escalate that process on Monday with a more defined group of players receiving minutes. Look for the rotation in this game to closely resemble the way things will operate once the season officially restarts later in the week.

The starting lineup is becoming more clear, especially if Brown is healthy. Shabazz Napier seems set at point guard with Bonga in there alongside Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant. If Brown can't go, it will be Jerome Robinson. The bench, though, remains in flux with some new faces like Jerian Grant and Admiral Schofield, who hasn't played much at the NBA level this season, in the mix. 

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