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Skip Bayless does the John Wall Dance

I thought the most embarrassing John Wall Dance reporter question had already come and gone, during Wall's introduction to the D.C. media in June.

"Could you please, please do the little dance for us real quick?" one TV reporter asked, which made me feel like crawling inside my laptop and hiding for a few hours.

But that, I have to say, was nothing compared to Wall's appearance on ESPN First Take on Wednesday. I counted no fewer than five "John Wall Dance" questions from Dana Jacobson, each of which made me want to jam Wall's fist inside my eardrum and spin it back and forth a few times.

Do you think [Obama's] got any dance moves like you do?

We saw that it's becoming a pretty popular dance, not just among basketball players, but even in the NFL now we've seen it. Where'd you get the moves from, where'd you get this dance?

I know you don't want to show anything for us today, which I'm a little disappointed by, I've got to say. I mean, you can do something for us there?

Who would you like to see do the dance now?

John, do you want to show Skip how it's done? Can we get a live performance here? C'monnnn.

"There's one reason I can't do the John Wall Dance, my biceps are actually too big and I would scare people with them," Skip Bayless protested, but then he proceeded to make the above image, which may have permanently scarred my laptop. Please, someone remind me of this moment the next time I try to post something about a football player doing the John Wall, or a video game character doing the John Wall. It's an awful, awful, awful thing, grown reporters seeking a wind-up doll in a Wizards uniform, and it needs to end.

Incidentally, Wall discussed his dancing with Michael Lee.

Wall said that the popular [Teach Me How to Dougie] dance was the foundation for his signature move in which he bops his chest, forms his arm like a tea kettle and whips his wrist back and forth. He said nobody has to teach him how to Dougie. "I got the Dougie down pat," Wall said. "You got to have a little bit of rhythm to be able to do it. I learned the Dougie from Texas people, even though Doug E. Fresh did it first. You just got to add different stuff to the mix. I decided to do it one day."

Too bad he couldn't get Skip Bayless into this video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 18, 2010; 11:09 AM ET
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It's starting to feel like this is the "John Wall dance impersonation" blog, not the DC Sports Bog. As a wise man once said, enough already!

I prefer a good transcribed radio interview to the john wall impersonation stuff any day.

Just my 2 cents.

Posted by: Barno1 | August 18, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I disagree. MORE JOHN WALL!

Posted by: burnsrb | August 18, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Please a video of John Wall eating, going to the bathroom, taking a wee-wee. Is there a John Wall church I can attend?
Oh, never mind, I think I have enough on my life plate that is more exciting than this garbage.

Posted by: hock1 | August 18, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I agree with burnsrb! MORE JOHN WALL! The more, the better!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | August 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

John Wall has great dance moves!!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | August 18, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

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