“This team [stinks] so bad you guys want John Wall to be someone he will never be.” So declared onetime super agent David Falk in a series of explosive comments published by the Washington Post’s Mike Wise earlier today in which the Wizards’ PG was thoroughly eviscerated (“he doesn’t have a feel for the game…John Wall will never be good as Kyrie Irving was in his first week in the NBA”).
“Falk picked an odd time to drop an anvil on a third-year player who’s been tearing it up lately,” wrote Wise, hours before Falk — perhaps realizing his meltdown might not play well with prospective clients —- issued the following apology :
Sunday evening, I engaged in a friendly banter with Mike Wise about a column he wad written. Our discussion was repartee, two fans going at it about a variety of different topics.
My decision to knowingly allow this discussion to be aired publicly was a mistake. It reflected poor professional judgment.
Therefore, I want to publicly apologize to both Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld for publicly expressing opinions that better judgment should have kept private.
I also want to publicly apologize to John Wall. I hope he either ignores my comments completely or tacks them up on his locker and uses them as motivation. Ultimately, whether or not he becomes an elite NBA player will have far more to do with his dedication and commitment than the opinions of critics, professional or amateur.
I have lived in Washington for more than 40 years and I am rooting for Ted to make the Wizards a championship team.