Wizards point guard Brandon Jennings vividly remembers the first time he played against John Wall, all the way back in high school. As the NBA season winds down to a close, Jennings took to The Players Tribune to make his case for Wall as the MVP, and how he remembers when he found out that Wall was the real deal.
While Jennings was playing professionally in Rome before the NBA, he saw a clip of Wall on YouTube, and he couldn't believe he was the same guy who Jennings dominated at an AAU camp just a year earlier.
It was also really interesting to learn how Jennings feels about Wall off the court, saying he's one of the nicest guys in the league and a natural leader.
While most of the MVP talk centers around Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard, Wall certainly deserves to be in the conversation as well. After all, Wall became the first player in NBA history to average 20 points, 10 assists, two steals and .5 blocks per game.