John Wall will finally see the playoffs for the first time in his career, and the Wizards playoff drought is over, after 6 years of watching the playoffs from home. Rondo shared his respect for his fellow Kentucky alumni.
"I wish him well. It’ll be fun, exciting. Every game is on TV. Guys love to play on TV, I know I do. It’ll be fun. I’m sure he’s been waiting for this opportunity, I think he’s been like four or five years. For such a young guy to have so much pressure on him, having a franchise on his back, and he’s finally able to get to the playoffs, I’m sure it’s kind of like a burden lifted off of him. I’m sure he doesn’t want to settle there. I’m sure he wants to win, but you just have to take it one series at a time."
We know you love the spotlight, and playing the big games Rondo. The league will miss you in the playoffs for the second year in a row, and it's sad really. But, we all believe you'll be back soon, and hopefully back next year. Wall spoke to CSNNE after the game, and he spoke about his first playoff birth in his young career.
While there was little doubt that Wall was excited about making the playoffs, the former No. 1 overall pick in 2010 is doing his best to keep it all in perspective.
"It's great for me," said Wall who added, "I mean you celebrate tonight and get ready to go on the road and win another game. That's the main thing for me is to try and finish the season as strong as possible and prepare ourselves for a great playoff seed spot. But I put all the pressure on me in anything we do, losing, winning, or anything like that. That's just the way I am and that's how competitive I am so for this [to happen], to do it with a great group of guys means a lot."
I'll be honest, I'm not a big John Wall fan. Not huge on his game. He's a good score first point guard, and I'm just not into it.