John Wall is fast. Even amongst fellow world class athletes, he still seems to be moving at an entirely different speed fast. The latest proof is this blur of a one-man fast break that ends with a sweet dish to Markieff Morris for an easy dunk.
Wall went through the notoriously porous Houston Rockets defense like they were a set of cones set up for a dribbling drill, even drawing gasps from the Houston crowd after a nasty behind the back move left James Harden looking like he was trying to catch a hummingbird with his hands. It was an exhilarating, full-court ride that took all of four seconds and five dribbles.
Expected to be a playoff team in the East, the Wizards have been mired in a sluggish rut all season, but a recent 7-3 surge has them finally at .500 for the season and in the playoff picture. As usual, health has been a concern in Washington, mainly with their max-contract shooting guard Bradley Beal. But new coach Scott Brooks has worked through it, and the Wiz finally appear to be turning a corner as the All-Star break nears.