The reason John Wall still watches every Wizards game

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The reason John Wall still watches every Wizards game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Among the many parts of John Wall's exclusive interview with NBC Sports Washington that made headlines was the fact he still watches every Wizards game. Despite now playing for the Rockets, he told Chris Miller he still keeps fairly close tabs on his old team.

That helped play into the narrative ahead of Tuesday's game that he was out for revenge, which he got in the way of a win and an all-around strong performance that included some big shots in the fourth quarter. After the game, however, Wall explained it a bit differently.

He still watches the Wizards not because he has a problem with the people who traded him. He still has a lot of friends on the team.

"I don't have a problem with those guys. They ain't did nothing wrong to me. Brad [Beal] is a talented basketball player [and also] my brother. Who wouldn't want to watch a guy like that perform on a high level every night? I definitely want to see him play basketball. Yes, I watch the games," Wall said. 

"Me and [Thomas Bryant] have a relationship, I want to see him do great. Me and Ish [Smith] go back to being in North Carolina together. Jerome [Robinson] went to the high school that I went to one point in time. Garrison Mathews, we're pretty cool. He said, man, he missed me. That was pretty interesting to hear after the game. I told him, 'I wish you the best of luck. Keep playing well. I'm happy you got the opportunity to be on the team and not a two-way guy. Go make yourself some money.' I think he's proven a lot of people wrong."

Wall also said he wants to put the personal stuff between him and the Wizards' decision-makers behind him.

"It's in the past," he said.

We'll see how he feels come Feb. 15 when the two teams meet again.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Washington
+190+6.5O 232.5
Boston
-233-6.5U 232.5