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The behind-the-back layup is John Wall’s thing

We saw him do it to Alabama, LSU and Drexel while at Kentucky and John Wall hasn’t stopped going to his behind-the-back layup in the NBA. The move has become Wall’s staple on fast breaks and he hit the Pacers with it again last night to end the half with a 17-point Wizards lead.

Sadly, Washington squandered away that lead in the second half and lost the game in the end, likely costing them the series. What should be a 2-2 tie going back to Indianapolis for Game 5 is now a 3-1 Pacers lead with home court advantage for the remainder of the seven-game series.

Wall is drawing criticism today for not taking an open three-pointer in the final minute with his team down three. Wall said afterward that the play was for Bradley Beal and he stands by his decision to not take the shot. The Washington-Post called it “Wall’s playoff inexperience.”

Washington will fight for its playoff life tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for The behind-the-back layup is John Wall’s thing



  1. ThatsAShame
    3:25 pm May 12, 2014 Permalink

    Dude loves to finish with the left hand. Great player learning the ropes of playoff basketball in the NBA.



  2. Big Blue Coming At You
    3:32 pm May 12, 2014 Permalink

    Not that he doesn’t have things to learn but Wall has been unfairly critized while with the Wizards. Without Wall, the Wizards are garbage and wouldn’t even make the playoffs.



  3. Michael F. Jox
    3:48 pm May 12, 2014 Permalink

    Dude needs a jumper ASAP!



  4. POINTGuard
    4:37 pm May 12, 2014 Permalink

    Criticized for passing to an equally open Shooting Guard who is widely lauded as the superior shooter in this backcourt . . . stupid . . . as [email protected] said, Wizards are watching round 1 without Wall.



  5. TAXman
    7:34 am May 13, 2014 Permalink

    I despise the media in almost every form. Sports media is no different. People who were picked last in everything decide to write about something they weren’t good at and don’t have first hand knowledge of. Unless you’re in the team huddle and understand what’s supposed to happen on every given play, STFU.