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VIDEO: Wizards’ John Wall does ESPN interview… while playing spades

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Washington Wizards superstar John Wall is one of several big names that is expected to make a triumphant return to the basketball court once the new season kicks in. The 30-year-old has been keeping busy during his extended vacation, and as it appears, he’s been working hard on his spades game.

You read that one right. Wall has been so intent on being the GOAT spades player that not even a recent ESPN video conference interview could stop him from playing:

Kudos to the hosts for remaining professional throughout the interview — or at least for the part that was shown in the clip above.

Wall himself was clearly distracted as he fielded several questions, with the Wizards guard even asking the hosts to repeat one of them. To be fair, he does have a knack for multitasking. We’re just not sure if he won that round.

We weren’t actually kidding earlier when we spoke about Wall’s spades prowess. Just ask ESPN’s Marc J. Spears:

I guess that’s Wall’s competitive spirit coming into play. The Wizards guard was sidelined for months as he recovered from a torn Achilles, so maybe this was when he picked up the hobby. He’s gotten so good at it that NBA insiders are literally talking about his spades skillset.

Wall sat out the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign as he continued to rehab his injury. He is expected to be healthy for the Wizards for the new season, so let’s just hope he’s been working on his basketball as hard as he has been on his spades game. Then again, knowing Wall, there shouldn’t be much doubt about that.