John Wall: Viral standstill video due to injury

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These videos of John Wall barely moving during play sparked plenty of mocking:

Then, the Wizards announced Wall would undergo season-ending surgery due to bone spurs.

Those videos and the injury are related, Wall said.

Wall, via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington:

“If you watch the games and see how I’m running… you would know what’s the difference and what is going on,” he said. “My effort was there, but it wasn’t the player I wanted to be or the person I could be.”

Wall got treated unfairly. Plain and simple. He was playing through injury, and his effort was questioned.

That said, I understand why it happened. One, people love an easy laugh. Two, Wall can sometimes play lazily. It made sense.

But, this time, it wasn’t right.