Brad: This is the second year in a row that the draft will be relatively boring. Last year Blake Griffin was the runaway first pick, and the point guard from Kentucky has the same credentials. The John Wall Dance will belong to the Wizards, and the fans in D.C. will have plenty of opportunities to show off that dance.
Chris: Unfortunately, the Wizards’ starting point guard has his own armory and may already have a picture of John Wall posted at his firing range. Remember, it was backup point guard Javaris Crittenton who had the high noon showdown with Gilbert Arenas. It may behoove Wall to practice the other type of shooting, rather than the type Jay Bilas recommends.
Ralphie: I think he will be a strong player, but I see a bit of it’s all about John. I think he could become one of the selfish players that make it all about themselves and not about the team.
Joe: Ralphie never understood why Gilbert Arenas was arrested, because he still thinks his Super Soaker is a lethal weapon. The thing I would do with the first pick in the NBA draft if I were the Washington Wizards would be to trade it for the “Naked Gun” movie franchise. From what I’ve read, they have enough guns in the Wizards locker room to make a Wyatt Earp posse surrender! But, if they can’t do that, I would pick someone OTHER THAN John Wall, just to let everyone know that I wasn’t swayed by popular opinion. I think Evan Turner, from Ohio State, is bigger, a better shooter and a much better pick.
Chris: You may need to clarify what you mean by a “better shooter.”
Ralphie: They need to find the best player they can. They need to make a comeback this season.
Joe: I’ll bet Brad would recommend taking Megan Fox now that she’s been cut from the “Transformers” movies! He still thinks his Megatron look would appeal to her.
Brad: Normally, when a player comes into the NBA, everyone wants to compare them to someone. The problem with Wall is that he is incomparable. The only player who is slightly similar is Derrick Rose. Wall will be a stud in the NBA, and I can’t wait to watch.
Joe: Chris told me that in Texas they can carry guns wherever they want. In fact, the Dallas Mavericks have a handgun range in their locker room and make all their rookies qualify on the video games “Duck Hunt” and “Grand Theft Auto” before they make the team.
Chris: Part of the merriment of attaining the first pick in the draft is getting to reinvent the franchise. The No. 1 pick provides a new player to build around, new marketing focus, new team leader and new game that Arenas does not have a hunting license for. Therefore, I would jettison Arenas (I just said “jettison”), draft Wall and put his picture on the team’s pocket schedules.
Ralphie: I don’t know which player they should go with. They are both strong leading players and I think that could end up being a problem with them butting heads.
Joe: Gilbert Arenas just has to get his head on straight. If you read his blogs and know anything about him, he’s a joker all the way. But he’s also a very good basketball player. Maybe the Wizards should trade Arenas to the Cavaliers so that Shaq and Ilgauskas could keep him in line. Kind of like how Chris and I keep Ralphie from getting in trouble by keeping him on a child leash.
Brad: Gilbert Arenas is the Manny Ramierez of basketball. He is extremely talented, but you never know what you’re going to get from him off the court.
Joe: Brad would probably trade Arenas for a Lady GaGa foldout! Like all NBA rookies, he’ll be ready to impress everybody but won’t know how to handle the long grind of an NBA season, all that money he’ll be making and the exceptionally heavy physical demands of playing three or four times a week. One thing’s for sure, he’ll have to get some more tattoos!
Brad: Joe, is there any player in today’s game that you like? Didn’t think so. I think it’s because they have a 3-point shot, and you didn’t in your day. If Arenas can actually stay on the court, he would pair with Wall to form a fearsome duo.
Chris: Especially for police and law-abiding citizens.