When the NBA announced that the Knicks and the Wizards were to face-off on Christmas Day back in the summer, I was ecstatic. For me, a matchup between New York and Washington on Christmas ensured two things:
- My team (the Los Angeles Lakers) weren’t going to be the only ones humiliated on one of NBA basketball’s most important days.
- One of my favorite players (John Wall) was finally going to get the national exposure he’d been so deserving of.
Wall, who led Washington to a 102-91 victory over New York, certainly did not disappoint. He simply dominated the Knicks on both ends, and finished the game with 24 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds. Two of Wall’s points came on an acrobatic 360 layup after splitting the Knicks’ double-team. Check out the spectacular move below:
What a play by Wall, who currently has his Wizards as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference.