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John Wall reacts to Wizards game being bumped from national TV

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Most of the time, when a person writes 'LOL' they're laughing lightheartedly. But other times, it's a deadpan way of saying 'are you f-ing kidding me?'

Take a look at this John Wall tweet and decide for youself how he meant it. 

Let's lay out this situation plainly: The Wizards originally had five nationally televised games (not counting NBA TV) on their 2016-17 schedule. Now they have just four. 

Their first was slated to be on January 11 against the Celtics, but that was bumped off ESPN in favor of Grizzlies vs. Thunder. 

To put this in perspective, OKC started out with 21 nationally televised contests while Memphis had five. Now those teams have 22 and six, respectively. 

Meanwhile Wall (23.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.6 rebounds) and Beal (21.8 points, 2.7 threes per game) are playing the best basketball of their careers and could both end up All-Stars. 

Wall was literally serenaded with chants of 'M-V-P!' at Verizon Center last night. 

And after stumbling out of the starting blocks, the Wizards have won seven of their last ten games and sit only a half-game outside the eighth seed of the Eastern Conference playoffs. 

 

Besides the Cavaliers and Raptors, there is no hotter team in the East over the last ten games. 

Speaking to The Washington Post after beating the Pacers Wednesday, Wall voiced his displeasure over the lack of national coverage (again). 

"I feel like it’s back to what I said before: If you don’t have League Pass or NBA TV, you don’t see the Wizards."

And he's starting to think that winning isn't going to make the difference. 

"I think the two years we made the playoffs and went to the second round, we come back the next year and still didn’t have that," Wall said. "I think we had maybe three or four NBA TV games."

Ultimately it's not up to NBA players to decide how many primetime games they deserve. But playing the best basketball of your life for a surging team should help you, not hurt you, right?

And in case you're wondering, you can still catch the Wizards take on the Celtics January 11 exclusively on CSN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England.

Tune in at 7:30 p.m. for Wizards GameTime. We'll have LOTS to talk about. 

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