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Was it OK for John Wall to slap Jae Crowder?

We here at KSR are very anti-violence and super anti-slapping, but we’re also against touching another grown man in the face. So with all those strong beliefs and morals, we are torn over John Wall’s gentle slap to the Celtics’ Jae Crowder last night, which we shared with you earlier this morning.

It’s never a good look for a former Cat to be tussling after games in the Association, but let me ask you: was Wall’s slap warranted?

See it again one more time:

In my opinion, hell yes. Crowder asked for it when he poked Wall’s nose. That’s a fightin’ move. Touch another man’s face like that and you get whatever you get, whether it be a limp-handed slap or a broken jaw. But others may not feel the same, so lend your opinion in the poll below:

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Now tell us who would win the fight if they weren’t separated by coaches and teammates (and actually wanted to fight)?

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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

20 Comments for Was it OK for John Wall to slap Jae Crowder?



  1. ukjaybrat
    12:15 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    you don’t touch another man with your finger and not get retaliation whether it be chest, shoulder, and definitely not the face. if wall would have just stood there or backed off, he would have lose all “man-hood” or credibility.

    He did the right thing despite what any of the non-sports types want to believe.



    • ukjaybrat
      12:16 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      and if he gets a fine for it? – cost of doing business



    • kvltclassic
      1:29 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      Saw someone say he may get suspended for it. But yeah, he had to do something.



    • JusSayin
      2:58 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      This guy gets it



  2. BigBlueFootball84
    12:28 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Was it OK? No. Was it OK for Crowder to touch Wall? No. Putting your hands on someone means you have to accept the consequence of hands coming back on you. However, slapping another man is about the least manly thing that can be done in an altercation. Never have seen Wall as much of a bruiser, or fighter, so it doesn’t surprise me.

    Lost in all this is the fact Isiah Thomas had a monstrous game last night with Mayweather in the crowd. That was more interesting than seeing a little slap and dodge from Wall. And Crowder would wipe the floor with Wall. The question is would the fight last longer than McGregor vs Mayweather in the boxing ring?



  3. huck
    12:29 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    That was not a slap.



  4. Look Out Fireworks
    12:36 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Anything John Wall wants to do is OK.



  5. UKfansNKY
    12:53 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Not ok for either player to touch one another like that Crowder is lucky he didn’t get punched!!



    • kvltclassic
      1:31 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      I think Wall is lucky he contained himself and didn’t punch Crowder. Crowder would give Wall a bigger L than just the game. I love John Wall but Jae Crowder is a big ‘ole boy.



    • D0nc0smic
      2:49 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      If it came to a real fight then Gortat would have come over, and I would take him in a fight against anyone in the league.



  6. Dusten
    1:24 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t think Wall’s speed is getting enough credit here. Did you see how fast he slapped him? Crowder is big but he’s not MONSTROUS. Sure, relative to me but not Wall. Give our boy the benefit of the doubt.



    • swaggycat
      2:07 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      I was thinking the same thing. I believe Wall could hold his own because of his speed.



  7. kvltclassic
    2:16 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Also, I don’t know if Wall could have picked a worse Celtic teammate to slap Crowder in front of than Marcus Smart haha.



    • RealCatsFan
      3:47 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

      That’s former UofL players Terry Rozier standing there too.



  8. Bluebloodtoo
    2:42 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Just like I tell my 8 and 11 year old kids, one bad choice does not justify another bad choice. It makes you both jerks, instead of just one of you.



  9. david8577
    3:03 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    He should’ve thrown an upper cut with everything he had.



  10. TheBigjMan55
    4:06 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Any one else notice even John Walls hands are fast



  11. runningunnin.454
    7:10 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    O.K. with me.



  12. Luether
    11:04 pm January 12, 2017 Permalink

    Not a good look for John Wall…