John Wall Isn’t Having Fun At Kentucky

January 31, 2010 – 4:30 pm by Ryan Phillips


After Kentucky’s loss at South Carolina head coach John Calipari reportedly called out star point guard John Wall, saying the freshman had “played awful.” Wall, told this much to a reporter from

The probable No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft then went on to say he wasn’t hadn’t been having fun over the past two weeks and that he was currently “frustrated with everything.”

Aww poor baby isn’t having fun at college.

While I hate to disparage a young kid, seriously John, did you think this was going to be a carriage ride in the park? You’re playing for the Kentucky Wildcats, one of the most storied programs in college basketball and you’ve got a coach in his first year there who’s incredibly demanding. On top of that, you’re expected to lead your team has a ridiculous level of young talent and anything less than a national title will be a complete disappointment. What part of your one-year college tour did you think would be a cake-walk?

Your team has one loss and you’re the envy of all of college basketball and you’re not having fun? You’re currently at the absolute pinnacle of the college game and may never have it this good ever again. You’re the most famous guy on a college campus littered with attractive coeds. Hell, LeBron James even made a trip down to watch you ball it up. There are players who would give their left eye to be where you are for one day and you’re complaining.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Sure, life would be nicer if you were being paid to play at the next level, but you should probably just get through this year before you start whining about life being hard.

Wall had another tough game Saturday night against Vanderbilt, losing seven turnovers, though he did notch nine assists. He’s 15-for-40 from the field over his last three games (37.5 percent) and has 20 turnovers (against 22 assists) in his last four.

I mean he’s hit a bit of the “freshman wall” but it’s not like he’s absolutely lost it.

Suck it up kid, more is expected of you than this, not just from your coach but from those NBA scouts sitting in the stands.

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  1. 8 Responses to “John Wall Isn’t Having Fun At Kentucky”

  2. Wall is starting to believe his own publicity
    He should never have said that about his coach, I am sure there are people watching him that may decide he’s going to be too hard to control..People that may have his future in mind

    By B. Thompson on Jan 31, 2010

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    By Rooster Shamblin on Jan 31, 2010

  4. I mean he just turned 19yrs old and was #1 pick, talked to the president, and has had a NBA superstar watch his game.. He is young and has had alot of pressure on him which can be frustrating making the game less fun. UK is only going to have him one year so they are wanting to use him to his full ability.. probably the best thing for him would be a few days off which he won’t get a second of till after March.

    By Someone on Feb 1, 2010

  5. College is a bitch. All that reading and writing, and then your coach is yelling at you ? How could anyone have fun under these circumstances ? I’ll bet he can’t wait to get to the NBA, where there is no pressure…..or reading and writing.

    By LR. on Feb 1, 2010

  6. If he isn’t having fun it’s his own fault. Can’t afford it….go ask Calipari for a raise. Geez kid you probably haven’t gone to a single class since the new semester started. Not that you are worried about next year academically that is.

    By bill on Feb 1, 2010

  7. Geez, the kid is under tremendous pressure! He’s a freshman that is expected to be Mr. Superstar every time he walks on the court. I’ve been a college athlete, at KY no less, and I completely understand the pressure of competing at the college level, especially your first year!

    By Marcus13 on Feb 1, 2010

  8. The First two of you are so stupid you judge and have never step foot on a court or field shut the hell up and keep you stupid comments to yourself. He is 19 and still a kid. You two need to go jump off a bridge!

    By Tim Cook on Feb 1, 2010


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