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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/25/2010

John Wall's Washington

By Washington Post editors

How fickle we are.

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that Washington was all abuzz about some guy named Strasburg? You know, the pitching wunderkind who would save the Nationals. Well now we're all about the Wall -- John Wall. Let the frenzy begin anew.

The Wizards selected the freshman phenom point guard from the University of Kentucky -- the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft -- on Thursday. Wall quickly moved into Twitter's top 10 trending topics in the District. And now, before playing his first game in a Wizards uniform, Wall is being given his own day.
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That's right, June 25, 2010, is being proclaimed by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and the Washington Wizards as John Wall Day. They will welcome him to the Verizon Center at noon Friday.

Think we're really desperate for a winning season for the Wizards? Or are we just easily swayed whenever a new guy comes to town?

By Washington Post editors  | June 25, 2010; 11:33 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  john wall, mayor adrian fenty, wizards  
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Comments

One guy will not turn a team around. Good Luck!

Posted by: RockStorm_Radio | June 25, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't know that you can really call any freshman a "phenom" even if he is, as some have called him, the greatest draft pick in Washington sports history, the greatest basketball player in the nation, one of the greatest athletes of our generation (as has been heard in the past few weeks, especially since the Wizards got the number one pick). Better, before you call him one of the greatest is that he has more than a minimum body of work. While I still think that Mr. Strasburg was overhyped, he at least had more of a body of work.

Posted by: Dungarees | June 25, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Dungarees - Strasburg was overhyped in the sense that everything seems to be blown out of proportion these days. However, Strasburg has exceeded expectations thus far.

While John Wall is highly regarded, he is not one of the greatest basketball prospects ever, like Strasburg was (and is) discussed as being.

Posted by: gkronenberg | June 25, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Strasburg > Wall
Draft was yesterday. Any pick would be discussed. Good luck Wizards, Wall and all DC sports teams.

Posted by: smirkman | June 25, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't excited by this year's draft class whatsoever. I watched pretty much the entire draft and no one stood out as outstanding ball players in college. There are some good stories and even some sleepers but not one of the players I saw, other than Cousins, can have an immediate impact on their team.

So we'll see. maybe his game translates into an NBA game sooner than we know.

I'd still rather see Strasburg play before John Wall.

Posted by: cbmuzik | June 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-G73MDqP_U

Posted by: JohnWallDC | June 25, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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