John Wall Says He Has ‘No Respect’ for Referees After Blowout Loss to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 30: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts after missing a basket and getting fouled in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 30, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Wizards 123-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall expressed frustration regarding the officiating in his team’s 123-98 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday:

Candace Buckner of the Washington Post provided more quotes from Wall:

Earlier, Buckner pointed out the incident for which Wall got a technical after he felt the referees missed a call:

Fred Katz of The Athletic also noted that Wall was speaking with referee Tyler Ford on numerous occasions during the game.

While the 76ers did shoot 14 more free throws and were called for three fewer fouls, any takes on the officiating pale in comparison to the fact that Washington is 8-14 and has lost 11 of its games by nine or more points.

The Wizards have allowed the most points per game in the NBA and don’t look like a bottom-barrel playoff team, let alone one that could make a deep postseason run.

Frustrations are clearly boiling over, with Wall screaming a profanity at head coach Scott Brooks on November 19 and Wall and Beal calling out teammates after dropping to 1-4 earlier this season.

Ultimately, Washington’s problems run far deeper one game, begging the question as to whether this team will be blown up before the trade deadline.

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA https://ift.tt/2gMI6gF

November 30, 2018 at 07:38PM

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