John Wall has had easily the best postseason of his NBA career, averaging 28.8 points, 11.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.1 blocks through 10 games. In fact, many feel he has officially entered superstar territory.
As it turns out, Mike Bibby felt that way six years ago.
“I think he is (a superstar),” Bibby said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “I played in Washington for two games (in 2010-11), then I took a contract buy-out and went in played in Miami for the rest of the year. But you see young kids now today and they don’t want to listen to older guys and stuff like that, but just for the two days that I was there, he was receptive. I think he was a star back then.”
If Wall leads the Wizards to the Eastern Conference Finals, he will have to beat LeBron James and the Cavs and then, in all likelihood, Steph Curry and the Warriors.
Bibby won’t be surprised if we get Cavs/Warriors Part III, but eventually, one of those teams will get ousted before the Finals.
“It will happen,” Bibby said. “You just never know when. But right now, those are obviously the two best teams in the league. I put San Antonio up there, too. The West looks a little bit stronger than the East, I would say.”
Bibby, one of the best point guards of his era, also discussed the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 basketball league highlighting the biggest basketball superstars competing at the highest level. Bibby, 38, will play in the inaugural season this summer.
“Everybody’s competitive,” Bibby said. “Everybody that’s on the teams have played in the league. No one wants to get embarrassed. It’s not your regular 3-on-3 game. It’s a fast-paced game. It might even be harder than playing a full-court game. It’s non-stop. We did a few games. I tried it out. It was tough. I think it’s going to be exciting to watch.”
The league will tip off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on June 25 and will bring professional basketball to some of the biggest basketball hotbeds in the country this summer, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Lexington (Kentucky), and Charlotte. Other cities include Tulsa, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas.
Tickets for all games go on sale on May 13 at ticketmaster.com.