Ever since John Wall was drafted in 2010, the Washington Wizards have drawn a lot of attention to their franchise.
According to Comcast Sports Network Washington, Wall will be one of the headliners in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, drawing even more attention to the All-Star and the Washington franchise. He will be headlining with Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) and last year’s winner Terrance Ross (Toronto Raptors). Wall will also be an All-Star reserve in the 2014 All-Star game behind Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Kyrie Irving.
Over the past few years, the slam dunk contest has taken a turn for the worst and become scrutinized by fans and critics. Typically you’ll hear that the dunk contest is not what is use to be, because the contest has lost its fame since the Michael Jordan and Vince Carter days. The dunk contest has not been what fans have wanted. By Wall joining the dunk contest, he is providing the NBA and Wizards fans with something they want to see, a real competition.
He is not typically know for big slam dunks, but can certainly throw it down. Here is a look at what Wall will contribute to the 2014 contest, from when he won the City of Palms dunk contest.
CSN Washington also confirmed on Thursday that Bradley Beal will compete in the 2014 Foot Locker Three-Point contest. Beal is in his second year in the league and is already known as one of the league’s best sharp shooters.
This season, Beal is shooting 40 percent behind the arc and has one of the best step back jump shots. He has a great future and has earned comparisons as a shooter to Ray Allen. Before his career is over, Beal will be a top three shooting guard. Here is a look at what he will bring to the 2014 three-point contest.
The 2014 All-Star weekend is gearing up to be an exciting one. Already, this year’s contests look better than recent years’. Wizards fans should be excited to see players representing Washington. Also, believe it or not, Wall and Beal have a strong chance at winning these contests.