WizarDynasty wrote:Ruzious wrote:prime1time wrote:https://www.radio.com/thefandc/sports/wizards/whats-driving-john-wall-russell-westbrook-trade-rumors
Let's talk about John's gang signs. He's been doing it his whole career. In fact, after the whole "incident" I was watching one of his pick-up games on youtube and he did it again. I find it laughable that the Wizards are now trying to pull a "Redskins" and justify/explain the decision to trade him after the fact. I listened to Tommy and Zach Lowe's podcast they said the organization had moved on. I can only presume that they told Wall the same thing to his face. For that now to be used as an attempt to justify the trade is not only laughable but also dishonest and lacking integrity. I think Wall's going to return as a shell of the player he use to be. They know it and now they were trying to pull a fast one by trading him.
Have the Wizards said even 1 thing about this?
So is Wall suppose to pretend that he didn't grow up in gang environment. For all we know, his entire family lived in a gang affiliated neighborhood. Since Wall has been a Wizard, has he committed any felonies?
Are the wizards aware of any gang illegal gang activities that Wall is apart of?
I mean wall is multi millionaire that lives in Potomac.
I don't think you can harshly judge Wall unless he is doing something illegal. For all we know, those gang ties saved his life growing up and allowed him to even become a pro basketball player. I always think about "HE got game with Denzel Washington". The gang members were the ones that saved Ray Allen from getting into trouble.
So again, do we have evidence that Wall is doing something illegal? Are we telling Wall that he is suppose to forget the people that helped him to get to where he is?
Are we worried that Wall is being extorted?
I think those things should be discussed before you begin to act as though you are on the moral high ground when dealing with an Icon of DC basketball.
And again Russel is and all nba player. Wall is third team all nba player. I pretty sure Wall likes the idea of being mention in the same sentence with an all nba guard. is Russell a good fit for us, no because he is shooting first pass second guard, and we have our shooting guard in bradley beal. We also don't have a shaq player that can balance out Russell low volume shooting percentage. Russell needs a elite bigman for his style to translate into championships. russell is kobe and he needs his paul gasol or shaquille oneal. He won't find that guy yet in DC.
I don't condemn Wall for putting up Gang signs. He's been doing it for his whole career. But the reality is that in 2020, everything is a rosharch test. And being the face of a NBA Franchise is a position that makes it hard to flash Gang signs. Not because you are a bad person, because it now gives the impression that the team endorses it also. For Wall a the Gang signs might represent dear friends that he grew up with. At the same time, the fact is that to many people gang's represent a source of terror and fear. There are families that no longer have loved one's because of gang violence. To these individuals, your argument is going to fall on def ears. Part of being an adult in 2020 is adjusting to the fact that other people might not perceive things the same way you do.
All my post was about was the hypocrisy of using Wall's gang signs as a potential justification to trade Wall because: 1) He's been doing it his whole career and 2) they already discussed it and moved forward. It seems to me they are groping for reasons to explain why out of the blew they tried to trade him away. It can't be because he's now a shell of who he used to be, because that would make them liars so this is what we are left with.