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Adidas unveils John Wall's Black History Month shoes

Today's Wake-Up Call takes a look at the shoes John Wall will be wearing to honor Black History Month, and takes a look at Paul Pierce going up against his other former team.

1. John Wall gets limited edition shoe

We saw Wall and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar together during last season's NBA All-Star Weekend, via Abdul-Jabbar's Instagram page.

Now the two, along with Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose, have teamed up with Adidas and unveiled limited edition Black History Month shoes for the trio of superstar guards.

Here's a quick look at the new kicks (click on the image for a closer view of Wall's shoe):

Part of the proceeds will go toward Abdul-Jabbar's Sky Hook Foundation, which helps improve the lives of disadvantaged youth in our communities.

Share your thoughts on the shoes, and Wall's in particular, in the comments section.

2. Year in review: Best and worst of 2014

The crew over at Truth About It is in the midst of a three-segment blast to the past and revealing their results of poll questions regarding the best and worst of numerous things that happened to the Wizards in 2014, including best new Wizard, best single game, and worst Wizard on social media (don't look now, #KSLife). It's a fun read, so go over and take a look.

3. Taking a deeper look at the Wizards record

Paul Pierce came to D.C. and instantly proclaimed that this team needs to be better at home. They've done that so far. The worrying aspect is that, despite their impressive 27-12 record, they've struggled, for the most part, against top competition. Especially away from home. So what is uncovered when WizardsXTRA takes a deeper look at the team's record? Click here to find out.

4. Should the Wizards actively look to trade Martell Webster?

Coming off his third back surgery, Webster hasn't looked particularly active, comfortable, or precise in his movement and shooting. He regressed last season after his breakout first year in Washington, and this year it looks like yet another step will be taken backwards. Is it time to start actively shopping Webster? His lack of production coming off an injury and his expensive price tag will make things difficult for management to do that.

5. Wizards face Brooklyn Nets tonight

The Nets (16-23) come to D.C. to face the Wizards (27-12) with lots of uncertainty and, quite frankly, lack of ambition for this 2014-15 season. The team is apparently trying to put together a trade to ship former All-Star and starting big man, Brook Lopez, along with surprisingly better-than-expected veteran guard, Jarrett Jack, out of the Big Apple. Pierce's former team certainly looks to be headed into full rebuild mode. Coming off two huge back-to-back wins against San Antonio and Chicago, the Wizards will need to take advantage of a weak Brooklyn squad at home tonight.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. You can watch on Comcast SportsNet and listen on 99.1 WNEW.