NBA Twitter rips Colin Cowherd for calling John Wall a 'bad teammate'


John Wall hasn't played in an official NBA game in over a year. However, Wall is still on the Rockets roster and got paid a cool $44.3 million without playing one minute this past season.

Colin Cowherd, who has a history of criticizing Wall, praised Draymond Green for his performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals during a segment of his radio show while randomly bringing up Wall's name, calling the former No. 1 overall pick a "bad teammate."

“John Wall has never made a teammate better. Westbrook has never made a teammate better,” Cowherd said. “Draymond Green has made every teammate he’s ever played with better.”

Wall caught wind of the tweet and ripped the sports radio host, calling Cowherd "a joke."

Twitter seemed to agree with the five-time all-star, pointing to players like Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter as average role players who earned massive contracts thanks to Wall.

While many defended Wall on Twitter, finding a new home will still be the top priority for him this offseason. One of the main reasons the point guard is still on the roster is due to GM Rafael Stone not being able to find a team willing to take on his massive deal.

This was not the first time Cowherd has taken aim at Wall. His vitriol towards Wall began in 2010 when the sports pundit took issue with a then-rookie Wall for doing the "Dougie" dance during pre-game introductions. At one point, Cowherd even implied that Wall is not a great point guard because his father passed away from cancer when he was a child.

In 2021, Wall appeared in 40 games and averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds for the 17-55 Rockets.

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