Friday night's decisive Game 6 may have been a pressure-packed playoff game, but John Wall was just having fun. He dropped 19 points in the fourth quarter, 42 in the game and all throughout was talking trash to a few Atlanta celebrities on the sidelines.
Yes, Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones was sitting next to rappers Gucci Mane and Quavo and all witnessed Wall's dominant performance. Wall had some words for them during the game and afterwards when he was asked about the exchange, both he and Bradley Beal pulled out a few Migos references, as Quavo is part of the group that is currently dominating the music charts.
Towards the end of this clip, both Wizards stars say "for the culture," referring to Migos' album 'Culture.' Wall then added "that way," a line from their famous song 'Bad and Boujee.'
Smack-talking an NFL superstar and two star rappers? Now that is some serious swagger.
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One of the best parts of the NBA offseason, behind free-agency and the draft, has to be the open run's that go on all summer long. These sessions give an opportunity for NBA players to team up with each other, while also playing alongside high school, college, and overseas talent.
Some new Wizards teammates, Isaiah Thomas and Thomas Bryant, made their way to the Rico Hines private run in Los Angeles, California to establish some chemistry before training camp opens in late September.
As seen above, IT is no stranger to sharing the sugar as he finished top 20 in the league in assists per game (5.9) in 2016, the last season he was fully healthy. While TB is one of the most efficient rim-runners in the league, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage (68.5) last season.
Could this be a preview of what to expect come season's tip? Wizards fans sure hope so.
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The Wizards sought to add an assistant coach with a strong defensive track record this offseason and they did just that Saturday evening by hiring Michael Longabardi, according to NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes.
Longardi, 46, has spent the last three seasons as a defensive coach on the Cleveland Cavaliers' staff. He was initially hired by former Cavs' head coach Tyronn Lue in 2016 when the team claimed their first championship in franchise history.
Before joining the Cavaliers, Longabardi held assistant coaching roles with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, and most notably the Boston Celtics, in which he and Lue served under head coach Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau from 2007 to 2013.
Longabardi was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Xaverian High School, a private Catholic school. He then went on to play basketball at Newberry College where he earned the nickname "Mr. Defense."
Just a day after reports broke that Tommy Sheppard would be promoted to a permanent general manager position, the organization is making yet another move in hopes of improving overall culture and team defense.
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