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February 22, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) smiles on the bench whle sitting next to Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 119-113. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports February 22, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) smiles on the bench whle sitting next to Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 119-113. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports  

When leadership matters – Emeka Okafor confronts John Wall

The Washington Post
Contributor

NEW YORK – For the good of John Wall, and more importantly, the good of the Washington Wizards, Emeka Okafor felt obligated to speak up; the conversation needed to be had.

Wall had hit the bottom of one of his worst career slumps during a late February loss to Detroit and didn’t respond well to getting benched after committing five turnovers in the first quarter of the 96-95 loss. He publicly criticized his teammates for not catching his passes, and continued to pout and complain in the locker room about sitting most of the fourth quarter.

Full Story: John Wall’s improved play followed heated argument with teammate Emeka Okafor