John Wall has some high hopes himself in his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers. After playing just 40 total games over the past three seasons, Wall is set to return in a starting capacity with the Clippers this upcoming season. Whether he looks like himself could play a big part in determining how far the Clippers can go this season.
Wall opens up on which game he’s looking forward to the most in his first season with the Clippers
There will be a lot of milestones Wall is looking to achieve or eclipse in his return to the court. After playing so sparingly over the past three seasons, there will be some obstacles for Wall to overcome as he attempts to return to the heights he reached earlier in his career with the Washington Wizards.
Wall has spent the past two seasons, primarily on the sidelines, watching the Houston Rockets build their young core without him. But before that, he was the face of the Wizards franchise. When asked which game is looking forward to the most this upcoming season, Wall quickly responded by saying that he has December 10th circled on his calendar. That will be the first time Wall will play in front of the Wizards fans since he was traded off their team back in 2020, and he said he’s hoping for a warm reception from the crowd.
John Wall expects a standing ovation in his return to Capital One Arena, and he should get one
Wall isn’t hiding the fact that he is hoping to get a standing ovation from the Wizards faithful in his first game playing in front of them as an opponent. Wall helped the Wizards develop into a strong playoff contender during his time there, and his partnership with Bradley Beal, who is still in Washington, in the backcourt was one of the most exciting partnerships in the league.
The Wizards know that Wall gave it his all during his time with them, and they should appreciate his return to the court, even if it is for the Clippers. Wall hasn’t been shy in discussing his grueling return to the court after such a long time away from it, and it will likely result in fans all across the NBA being excited to see Wall playing basketball this season.
While Wall couldn’t bring a title to Washington, it wasn’t exactly his fault. He should receive a warm welcome on his return to Washington, and it will be exciting to see him return to the place where he made a name for himself. It will be one of those key milestones for Wall, and it will certainly feel good for him to return to the place where his career started, and hopefully, it will result in him getting a standing ovation from the home fans.