Video: Sixers’ T.J. McConnell has words with John Wall after hard foul
The Wizards are a walking disaster right now. The frustration the players are showing on the court is evident, and Wall let his emotions get the best of him Friday, with McConnell being on the wrong end of it.
Wall looking for fouls, TJ looking for smoke 👀 pic.twitter.com/Cx6485oRUP
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 1, 2018
T.J. McConnell is a rugged player. He is not going to back down from anyone. The 26-year-old represents the city of Philadelphia to its core and that’s why the Sixers fans love him. As for John Wall, it was just another horrible night at the office. Wall only had 11 points in 25 minutes, as Washington fell to 8-14 on the year.
In the Sixers’ win, McConnell scored 15 points in 22 minutes. He’s getting extended minutes with second-year guard Markelle Fultz away from the team visiting specialists. McConnell figures to take advantage of those minutes and annoy the heck out of opposing guards by being a pest. John Wall probably didn’t know that McConnell wasn’t going to back down to him. He now knows not to mess with him in the future.
This should also serve as a message to other opposing point guards to not try to get sneakily rugged with McConnell.