John Wall Shows Off His Upcoming Adidas Sneakers

John Wall Gives Us a Sample Of His Newest Adidas 

 

John Wall is out enjoying his summer activities and while doing so he took time to introduce to his fans his second upcoming silhouette with adidas. You will get the opportunity to get two looks at the new colorways that display different designs. The shoe is featured in a quick framed upper, double deck cushioning with a traction pattern. On the bottom pattern there are mentions of John which reflect his own personal hardships from a young kid to now. One of the best mentions were of him being a mama’s boy and showing love to his hometown and area code, Raleigh. Check out images of the shoe below and stay tuned for more deatils regarding the sneaker.

 

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John Wall on 2015 Free Agency: “I’m Getting Paid the Same as Reggie Jackson”

John Wall is observing the landscape, and he doesn’t understand it

NBA Free Agency has been a fascinating thing to watch this year, and when you add in the slowly ballooning cap and what’s now known as “pulling a DeAndre Jordan,” this has certainly been the most captivating offseason since the infamous summer of 2010.

One guy is watching all of the craziness, and he doesn’t love what he sees. John Wall, a Top 5 talent at the point guard position and the leader of the Washington Wizards, an Eastern Conference contender, believes there’s a significant amount of overpaying going on.

“People talk about me getting $80 million, now you got people getting $85 million that haven’t made the All-Star (Game) or anything like that. I guess they came in at the right time. That new CBA kicked in and they’re good now.”

All it takes is a quick scan of the summer’s free agency signings, and you can pretty much get an understanding of the type of contracts Wall’s talking about. Or, maybe you don’t have to do all that.

“Reggie Jackson gets five years, $80 million.”

Well, John, he did average 14 po…

“I’m getting the same as Reggie Jackson.”

Oof.

To Jackson’s defense, the Detroit Pistons are desperately trying to gain some traction in their backcourt, where they may be on to something. A starting line-up that boasts Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings, two proven playmakers that can deliver in the clutch, could match-up well with the majority of the Eastern Conference, most of whom will sport middling records by season’s end.

Still, there’s something to be said about guys like Jackson and Tristan Thompson, who don’t have 50 NBA starts between them, getting max or near-max money.

Wale & Kanye West May Be Redesigning Washington Wizards Uniforms

Wale’s looking to give his hometown team a face lift

There’s a popular saying in sports: “look good, feel good. Feel good, play good”. That may have something to do with one of Wale‘s new initiatives, as the recently named Creative Liaison of the Wizards has solicited the help of creative “genius” Kanye West with the redesigning of the Wizards’ jerseys. As far as playing good, that doesn’t seeem to be a problem for John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and the Wizards, who are currently second in the Eastern Conference, and had it not been for some late-game heroics from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, would have defeated the Thunder, one of the league’s hottest teams, last night.

Wale, who is prepping his fourth LP, The Album About Nothing, for a March 31st release, spoke to ESPN about his new project. “I want to be a shot in the arm to DC basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms.”

It’s pretty easy to imagine why Kanye West would want to be a part of something like this. Following the release of his latest album, 2013’s Yeezus, Kanye infamously spoke to BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe about his love for creating more than just music. He spoke at length on his will to design everything from pants and shoes to water bottles, and high school sports jerseys. The only awkward thing is, it isn’t far fetched to believe that the Wizards could face the Bulls in the playoffs. In fact, if they began today, that could very well be a 2nd round match-up. Derrick Rose might not like having to defend John Wall while he wears a DONDA-designed road jersey in Chicago.

Wale wants the world to know that the Wizards are more than just a good team playing good basketball. It’s a culture. “I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had. That’s the vibe I want.”

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John Wall Set To Unveil His First Signature Kicks On Halloween

It’s official folks, 1/2 of the “Wiz-kids” will be getting his own signature kicks

Looks like Adidas is catching steam and looking to end the year on a high note. After surpassing Under Armor to become the 2nd biggest sports apparel company behind Nike, it’s apparent that Adidas is not slowing down. Today, Adidas took to twitter to announce that All-Star J Wall will in fact receive his first signature shoe under the company.

Set to release on Friday, October 31st, J Wall will join Derrick Rose who is currently on his fifth signature sneaker under the company. Earlier this summer, the star guard rocked the possible kicks running with the Team USA Squad so it will be interesting to see the shoe in its entirety when they drop.

As long as the shoes have ankle support and J Wall is able to attack the rim, then Drew is a happy camper. #MoveEm – @Drewtheabstract

John Wall Believes Team USA Didn’t Give Him A Fair Chance To Make The Squad

According to John Wall, Team USA already had their rosters in mind prior to cuts

It was evident the point guard pool at this year’s Team USA mini-camp was pretty crowded especially with the return of Derrick Rose but despite the former MVP back on the Harwood, John Wall insist the roster was already formed. Last week, the former No. 1 overall pick was cut along with his teammate Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap. When asked by CSN Washington what he thought about the 15-man roster going forward he replied:

Nah, I don’t think so, but it’s a part of the game. I’m just happy to have the opportunity to be there and represent my country. I wish them the best of luck and hope they can win gold.” “I’ve been (around) for four years in a row. I think that’s enough time. Everybody had the same fair amount of time as far as being (in Las Vegas) and playing. I think [Team USA] already had kind of in their mind what they wanted to do and what decisions they were going (to make).”

Now, the final 12-man roster has yet to be announced considering the few “hiccups” the squad has had to endure these past few weeks but you can still expect the team to be loaded with talent. Team USA take on Dominican Republic on August 20, 2013 and also Puerto Rico on August 22, 2014 at Madison Square Garden.

Drew can’t seem to wrap his mind around the fact John Wall was cut, even though John Wall is clearly a great fit for Team USA. If you disagree, “@” him on Twitter at @Drewtheabstract

Goodbye Brooklyn: Paul Pierce Signs With Washington Wizards

It was all good just a year ago.

Last summer, the Brooklyn Nets completed a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics that landed Paul Pierce in the Big Apple.

An unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Nets were not able to resign the 36-year old swingman and Pierce will suit up for the Washington Wizards next season.

Pierce agreed to a two-year deal with the Wizards late Saturday night that is reportedly worth $11 million. The second year of the deal will be a player option. Paul Pierce tweeted: “Obama, J Wall here I come.”

Wizards star point guard John Wall was excited about the move. He tweeted: “Welcome the truth @paulpierce34 to Dc . . . #wizkids !!”