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John Wall Doesn’t Think He Was Given Fair Shot To Make Team USA

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John Wall for the life of him, can’t figure out Why USA Basketball doesn’t respect his game.  Wall was left out of the initial pool of players who were being considered to play for Team USA this summer at the FIBA World Cup, and subsequently, at the Olympics in 2016.

Wall has had his game questioned since enter the NBA, and each season he’s improved.  The biggest knock on Wall from USA Basketball before last season was inability to be an all around point guard.   Wall proved the doubters wrong again by leading the NBA in total assist this past season.

After being cut again recently, Wall told  Ben Standig of CSN Washington that he doesn’t believe he’s been given a fair shot by USA Basketball.

The NBA leader in total assists this past season spoke with on Saturday at his charitable foundation’s “Back2School” event for children in Washington. Asked if he was given a fair shot to make the final 12-player roster, Wall said, “Nah, I don’t think so, but it’s a part of the game. I’m just happy to have the opportunity to be there and represent my country. I wish them the best of luck and hope they can win gold.”

“I’ve been (around) for four years in a row. I think that’s enough time,” Wall said. “Everybody had the same fair amount of time as far as being (in Las Vegas) and playing. I think [Team USA] already had kind of in their mind what they wanted to do and what decisions they were going (to make).”

Wall just so happens to play one of the deepest positions in all of sports.  He would have had to make the team over greats like Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard just to name a few.