Former Houston point guard John Wall didn’t hold back when asked about his time there, claiming it was “beyond trash” and took aim at James Harden.
The Rockets sent Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for Wall and a 2023 protected first-round pick in December of 2020 and just over a month later, Harden was traded to the Nets, so he and Wall only took the court six times together.
“I’m going there, thinking James gonna be there,” Wall said on Run Your Race. “But he already wants out. When I landed, I go do my conference s***, he like, ‘Well, I’m on my way to Atlanta for Lil Baby’s birthday,’ The f***? You want to get on a jet? B**** I just got traded here… He don’t come to training camp, none of that. That news is all toxic.”
Wall played 40 games for the Rockets during the 2020-21 season, where he averaged 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists then sat out the whole next season due to a disagreement on his role.
During Wall’s time there, he says he tried to explain to Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr how bad the situation in Houston really was.
“This sh*t y’all getting away with over here, if you go to any other teams, you would be out of the ****ing league,” Wall said. You wouldn’t play. They wouldn’t play. I’m trying to explain it to them because they think it’s sweet. I’m like if you ever get traded and go somewhere else, you’re gonna be like ‘This motherf***er was right’.”
In June of 2022, the team reached a buyout agreement with Wall, a move that left him free to sign with a team of his choosing, so he signed with the LA Clippers on a 2-year, $13.2 million deal.
32-year-old Wall is currently averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists on 22.2 minutes per game as the Clippers sit in 7th place in the West.