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 Lex18.com.
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.