By William Beal
Fan voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star game has begun, and it’s time for Wizards fans to come out in force and get John Wall the starting spot he deserves on the team.
Wall is currently second in the NBA is assists per game with 10.5 per game, and is tied with Pau Gasol for the most double-doubles in the league with 14 already in 22 games played.
He has led the Wizards to a 16-6 record on the season, winning 7 of their last 8 games.
Wall had his most emotional performance of the season, and possibly his career, on Monday in a thrilling double-overtime victory over the Celtics.
After losing the first game of a two-game set in Boston, the Wizards were cruising to an easy victory in D.C. on Monday. Then they blew a 16-point, 4th-quarter lead as the Celtics sent the game into OT.
The Wizards erased not one, but two 7-point deficits in the extra periods, one in each OT. Wall scored the last 10 points for the Wizards in the game to lead them to a 133-132 victory. He finished with 26 points and 17 assists to save himself from being the goat after contributing to blowing the lead with four of his nine turnovers coming in the 4th quarter.
After the game, a clearly emotional Wall broke down during the post game interview. His friend Miyah, a 6-year-old girl who had been battling cancer, passed away earlier in the day. You may remember Miyah from back in March, when Wall helped her meet her idol, Nicki Minaj.
Wall garnered national attention that night, being praised for both his play and his compassion for his little friend.
So let’s show out Wizards fans, and get Wall the start he deserves in Madison Square Garden on February 15.