The Washington Wizards are currently in a slump and have lost three of their last four games. The frustrations have been piling up especially with the referees’ calls, and John Wall has recently given his thoughts on it.
According to the 26-year-old Kentucky product, he claimed, via Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, that the officials have been very critical on him and on his 15th technical foul of the season, he feels that he was given a very short leash.
“I’m just tired of these B.S. technical fouls that I’m getting.”
“It was just a back-and-forth talk. Just a common talk you have,” Wall said, explaining his conversation with Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky, “and Danny [Crawford] just came in and said, ‘Technical fouls.’ I’ve heard worse than that before and vulgar words have been said, which weren’t said then, and then they just slap a technical foul. I’m getting tired of it.”
It can be recalled that Wall already criticized the referees last month when he said they have not been officiating consistently during games and even went as far as saying “no-name players” get more calls in their favor than him.
He once again called them out and demanded the same treatment for all players.
“They need to stop showing favoritism to certain players. If you’re going to give techs out, be consistent both ways with them.”
The Washington faithful continue hoping that their All-Star point guard will get over it soon and stay focused on trying to get the highest seed possible in the Eastern Conference. With the playoffs nearing, it is expected that they will rely on him more than ever to lead the team to greater success.
Wall should also be mindful that his next technical foul will result to an automatic suspension that his team could not afford to have.