Since beating the Pistons 97-95 on Nov. 21 to move to 6-4, the Wizards have found themselves in a rut. Losers of four straight, Washington is now 6-8, and the skeptics are starting to sprout up and question whether the team is heading in the right direction.
As it turns out, many of those skeptics are making noise in John Wall's Twitter mentions. And while the point guard sees the criticism, he feels like those fans will soon be singing a different tune.
"I know people are gonna panic, and I get a lot of Twitter trash-talks, but that doesn't bother me, because when we get back to playing well, and I'm playing well, they'll all be back on the bandwagon," Wall said on Monday.
NBA seasons are 82 games long, and the Wiz aren't even one-fifth of the way through their schedule, meaning there's plenty of time for Randy Wittman and Co. to fix what's ailing them. It's clear that Wall has confidence that a turnaround is coming soon, and it's also clear he's expecting the franchise's supporters to get back in Washington's corner when that happens, too.
If it doesn't however, the bandwagon's seats will continue to collect dust, and Wall's social media mentions will keep heating up. All it takes is a few of the Wizards' shooting strokes to heat up again, though, and if they do, positivity should sweep through the Verizon Center again.