A video of an unfazed John Wall has gone viral, as the All-Star point guard stood still for more than 10 seconds as his Washington Wizards faced a 20-plus-point deficit to the Houston Rockets in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter on Wednesday night.
Wall received the ball at the left wing and passed it right back to veteran Jeff Green, while standing still and gazing at the action without moving an inch. Take a look:
When your controller dies in the middle of a game. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/8IcEFNVKwM
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) December 20, 2018
Wall was likely astounded by the fact that he was still on the floor, despite facing an unsurmountable deficit, likely throwing in the towel as the Rockets had connected on 24 3-pointers by that point in the game.
The party wouldn’t stop there for the Rockets, as Gary Clark would tie the NBA’s record for most 3s made in a game at the two-minute mark, only for the most unlikely of shooters, a 25.4 career percentage Michael Carter-Williams, to break the record with 31.1 seconds to go in the game.
While Wall was likely demoralized with the outcome, it’s these types of attitude that drive head coach Scott Brooks crazy, as he is competitive one day and completely uninterested the next.
Even though John Wall had no business being on the court at that time, with that score, fans should never have to look at a highlight and say, “Please re-connect Controller 1, press start to continue.”