NBA Fans Break the Internet After Latest John Wall Update

Published 11/29/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Jan 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) reacts after making a three point basket against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

As the uncertainty of John Wall’s future rises, the city of Houston is on the edge of its seats. According to the latest update on John Wall, the Rockets are currently in talks with him about possibly resuming his playing time with Houston. However, there will have to be a compromise between the two parties. They need to balance John Wall’s expectations as a former NBA All-Star and his complementary role on this roster.

Ever since the trade of James Harden, the Rockets have gone into a rebuilding mode. Unfortunately, in that process, John Wall got stuck with the franchise that does not want to give him the role he hoped for. This is the latest update on John Wall as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.


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What does John Wall want from the Houston Rockets?

Yesterday, he even went onto Instagram to post a set of videos with a #FreeMe indicating his desire to leave. Therefore, this utter confusion between the reports of him possibly staying has confused Houston fans even more.

However, post this breaking news of his possible return, John Wall himself took to Twitter with a cryptic message. Jordan Schultz tweeted claiming to know the exact issue between the Rockets and Wall. Consequently, Wall called him out on it saying “Lol that’s a lie”.

Now whether John sees himself as the number 1 option is a lie or the issue that he pointed out is a lie, remains unknown.


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While Wall’s return mostly divided the fans on whether they needed him on the roster, they had some hilarious and interesting takes on John Wall’s possible NBA return.


Former Rockets support John Wall’s #FreeMe claims

After Wall posted videos with the caption hashtag #FreeMe, his former teammates and colleagues supported him. However, the most relevant support was what he got from former Rockets. They allegedly faced similar issues with Houston’s front office. Last season ESPN reported that even DeMarcus Cousins was not happy playing as a backup to anyone on this roster. Therefore, this shows that some veterans had issues with being patient about the rebuilding process.


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Former Rockets Kenneth Faried, PJ Tucker, and Wall’s college buddy DeMarcus Cousins, all supported Wall. Moreover, PJ tucker even went hostile on the front office. It is appalling to see such a disconcerting change in behavior from former players. Indeed, there must be something going wrong with the way the front office is being run.


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Nevertheless, fans are expected to remain patient and optimistic about the rebuilding process. John Wall’s role in that rebuild is the part that the front office needs to figure out. Would the Rockets stay committed to the rebuild? Or would they give John Wall another chance? Let us know what you think.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.