On Wednesday, the Wizards picked up their second win of the season and for the second game in a row, John Wall had a hard time celebrating an accomplishment because of an ejection.
On Monday, Wall became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists and was ejected after picking up a second tech for “bumping” and using “inappropriate language” towards a ref. The ejection also cost him $25,000 in fines.
In last night’s game, he was thrown out midway through the 4th after picking up a flagrant-2 foul on the Celtics’ Marcus Smart. When asked about the incident after the game, a frustrated Wall said, “My finger’s bleeding the whole game. Got stepped on purpose. Go the basket a couple times & didn’t get calls and the play before I got smacked right across the face in my ear, so I just let my frustration get the best of me.”
Smart also talked about the incident after the game, saying he wasn’t too fond of Wall’s actions.
“I let him know what I had to say.” Said Smart, who finished with 20 points off the bench. “I’m not backing down from nobody and that has to be understood from here on out. I don’t know what he thought but I think he got the message.”
Smart also seemed offended by Wall’s trash-talking earlier in the game.
“He said I couldn’t post him up cause I’m posting him up. I’ve been posting up big guards all year, so it is what it is.”
Later that night, Wall tweeted out an apology.
“Just want to take a moment to apologize to my coaches, teammates and fans for losing my cool tonight. The last thing i would ever want to do is to let you all down. I love and respect this game to much.”