It took nearly two years for John Wall to get back on an NBA court, but only seconds for him to score his first basket.
On Friday night in the Rockets' preseason opener, Wall attacked the rim right off the opening tip to score over Bulls guard Coby White. It was Wall's first points since Dec. 26, 2018.
Ahead of his comeback, Wall talked about wanting to play without second-guessing himself. He said that's a common issue for players returning from major injuries, especially those with ruptured Achilles, which he just recovered from. Clearly, Wall backed that up by driving straight to the rim with zero hesitation.
Wall sat midway through the first quarter, but only after producing a series of highlights. He also had this connection with DeMarcus Cousins, his former college teammate:
Wall also busted out his classic lull-them-to-sleep hesitation move, again with White as the victim:
That's vintage John Wall, and a great sign he can get back to being the player he once was.