After making All-NBA and getting a fat contract extension this summer, it’s getting harder for John Wall to find chips to put on his shoulder, but it looks like he’ll have a new one this season thanks to NBA 2K.
Last week, 2K announced John Wall will start the season with a 90 rating:
.@JohnWall is ready to lead his @WashWizards in #NBA2K18! #2KFirstLook pic.twitter.com/aaUAl1zcT3— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 3, 2017
2K has only announced a few ratings so far (which you can find here) but he rates fairly well. He has a higher rating than Damian Lillard and Isaiah Thomas, and he’s tied with Kyrie Irving. The only point guard who has been listed with a higher rating so far is Steph Curry.
Still, that wasn’t enough to satisfy Wall, who took out his displeasure on Ronnie Singh of 2K Sports:
@Ronnie2K u a joke !!— John Wall (@JohnWall) August 4, 2017
Lol 90 not good enough bruh?— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) August 4, 2017
lol wat was I last yr?— John Wall (@JohnWall) August 4, 2017
You started a 87 and ended a 93 I think. Everyone starts lower from end of season. You always move it up bro— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) August 4, 2017
lol all good bra I ended at a 90 but good try wit the 93— John Wall (@JohnWall) August 4, 2017
The exchange all seems to be in good fun, but should serve as a reminder Wall’s recent success hasn’t made him content. Between stuff like this and working out like a madman this summer, it’s clear his recent success hasn’t changed who he is, and that’s good news for the Wizards.
That said, can we please get John Wall on a video game cover? Pretty much every other star guard has gotten a video game cover in their career besides Wall. Steph Curry and James Harden were on NBA 2K16, Irving was on NBA Live 14 and he’s on the new NBA 2K18, Russell Westbrook has been on the last two NBA Lives, Damian Lillard was on NBA Live 15, and Chris Paul was on NBA 2K back during his Hornets days. If he can’t get a shoe deal, he should at least be able to get on a video game cover.