We’re having a lot of fun with this photo of John Wall
Possibly you, a reader of The Outline, are not familiar with the inner-team workings of the Washington Wizards, a professional basketball team that’s hovered between “maybe sort of good” and “total frauds” for the last few years. Last season was closer to the latter for the Wizards, as their record dropped, their players openly sniped at each other, and they failed to make any dent in the playoffs. How have they solved that chemistry issue? This offseason, they’ve added human child Dwight Howard to the roster, whose corny, canned quotes already have their coach looking like he wants to die. (Key phrases for people who don’t care whatsoever about sports, even with the explainer: team bad, players mad.)
Things are not all rosy in Wizards World. Perhaps that’s why their social media manager was comfortable posting this photo of John Wall, their best player, to the team’s Twitter feed. What’s the first thing you think of, when you look at Wall’s glazed expression?
R.I.P. the Wizards John Wall USA tweet— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) July 26, 2018
Uh huh. Twitter was so quick with the jokes that after a little while, the Wizards deleted the photo altogether.
Look like he smoke cigarette backwards— Kingjay (@Kingjay15532889) July 26, 2018
Why you got your man out here looking like unpaid rent?— Dion The Mad Titan (@Dionpadilla1) July 26, 2018
two years ago the person was probably like john let me get a picture for the twitter account and john was like get the fuck out of my face and this is their revenge finally— chai goth? CHAI goth? chai GOTH? chai goth... (@Abid_ism) July 26, 2018
"hi, welcome to chili's" pic.twitter.com/ZUU3iaTfxD— #1 France Fan Since Birth Bread Terry (@SlimiHendrix) July 26, 2018
john wall looks how 2018 feels pic.twitter.com/cvsHOrWOtP— martin rickman (@martinrickman) July 26, 2018