This Wizards season looks like it could be all kinds of fun.
The hometown team opened the 2017-18 season Wednesday night with a hard-fought, and highly entertaining, 120-115 win against the new-look Philadelphia 76ers, and it was jam-packed with highlights.
Later, Kelly Oubre threw down a violent putback dunk that involved an impressive cock-back and what appeared to be genuine levitation.
But it’s hard to beat this stretch Wall had in the third quarter.
The first act in this episode of the John Wall Show was a sneaky crossover ahead of the key, a lightning-fast drive and a strong finish at the basket with a mid-air adjustment that also drew the foul.
Then, several minutes later, came a block on Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Mere moments later, Wall accelerated like an Italian sports car and went from the 3-point line to the basket for an emphatic dunk in a split second.
John Wall still needs to improve his outside jumper, but aside from that, there’s basically nothing on a basketball court he can’t do. That makes him one of the league’s most watchable players, and a walking highlight reel.