‘I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’: Rockets’ John Wall Opens Up on Being Quarantined for a Week

Published 12/31/2020, 7:47 AM EST


After being a member of the Washington Wizards for the first 10 years of his NBA career, John Wall has finally moved on. The Rockets acquired him via trade in the 2020 offseason, hoping to convince James Harden to stay. However, Wall is yet to play a regular-season game for the organization.

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Wall along with a few of the Rockets’ players, was forced to be in quarantine for seven days due to allegedly violating the guidelines. Wall will be finally be returning for the Rockets’ next game and it will be exciting to see what he brings to the table.

John Wall shares how he reacted to the news of him being quarantined

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Dec 15, 2020; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) comes up with a loose ball in front of San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half. Mandatory Credit: Mike Wyke/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has extremely strict guidelines for NBA players. However, Wall revealed in a recent interview that he wasn’t even at fault. He said, “I didn’t do anything wrong. All I did was get a haircut in my apartment. One of my teammates tested positive the next day. The next four or five tests I had all came back negative.”

Wall further explained his whereabouts during the supposed allegations made on him. He said, “It was me and three people getting a haircut. Like, I can’t get a haircut? I’d rather cut it in my apartment than be in a barbershop somewhere, where random people are coming in constantly. Even the barber tested negative. That was the frustrating thing. I was getting ready for shootaround and had just worked out, and they came out here… and got me and said, ‘You’ve got to get off the court, you’ve got to go home for seven days of quarantine.’ I’m like, ‘What?”

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What’s next for Wall and the Rockets?

John Wall, along with DeMarcus Cousins, will make their debut for the team on Thursday night. They will clash against the Sacramento Kings in the hopes of getting their first win of the season.

It will be exciting to see how the Wall-Harden back court pans out over the course of the season. The end goal for the Rockets remains to at least make it to the NBA Finals and bring some hardware for the city of Houston.

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What are your expectations for the Rockets this year? Do you believe that Wall can help them win a title?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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