John Wall has been known to break ankles from time to time, but rare is the occasion that the star point guard for the Washington Wizards winds up on the wrong end of such ball-handling embarrassment.
Then again, rare is the guard with the handles of Raymond Felton. The fleet-footed floor general for the New York Knicks sent Wall stumbling to his backside with a quick hesitation at the Verizon Center in D.C. on Wednesday evening.
And, for good measure, Felton finished his fantastic feat of manipulation with a splash of a jumper to give the Knicks the lead in the second quarter.
You'd think that a pair of guys with such close Carolina ties would be more cordial to one another on the court. But with one (Wall) from North Carolina and the other (Felton) from South Carolina, I s'pose it only figures that their encounter would end in so many "oohs," "aahs" and "ughs."
The young Wall needn't be too ashamed of his foolish-looking fall-down opposite Felton. If even LeBron James is subject to Ray's deadly dribbling exhibitions, then, surely, no one is safe.