Michael Jordan's Former Agent Rips John Wall, Washington Wizards

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2013

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John Wall and the Washington Wizards have a target on their backs—or at least that's what we must assume now that we know David Falk, Michael Jordan's former agent, is gunning for them.

Per Mike Wise of The Washington Post, Falk unleashed on Wall and company: 

“Before Wall becomes Nene, I would trade him and get rid of him.”

Come on, really?

“I’m serious. He doesn’t have a feel for the game,” Falk said. “He only knows how to play one speed. Magic Johnson had a great feel, a court sense, by the time he was a sophomore in college. Chris Paul had it by the time he was a sophomore in high school.”

Don't hold back, David. Tell us how you really feel.

Oh, what's that? He wasn't done?

“Let me ask you a question,” Falk said, maybe 28 times over 30 minutes, often answering for you. “Who’s bigger, Kyrie Irving or John Wall? John Wall. Who’s a better athlete? John Wall. Who’s faster? Who’s stronger? John Wall.

“Now, who’s a better player? Kyrie Irving,” he said of Cleveland’s all-star point guard who was rookie of the year in 2012. “John Wall will never be good as Kyrie Irving was in his first week in the NBA."

Anvil. Dropped.

I'm no therapist, but it seems Falk, a Wizards season-ticket holder according to Wise, harbors some serious resentment.

Maybe he's mad that Washington once ousted his former meal ticket in Jordan. Perhaps he's (as Wise notes) angry that Wall got drafted over client Evan Turner. Or maybe he built a shrine of Kyrie Irving in his closet. Who knows?

What we do know is that the Wizards don't have a genuine fan in Wise. 

Luckily for them, they don't live and breathe to impress Falk. If they did, they'd be forced to convince His Airness to ditch the Charlotte Bobcats and return to the court in time for his 50th birthday.

Seriously, I don't understand what Falk is trying to accomplish here. As an active agent, he shouldn't be going off on belligerent tangents about current players.

He should be seeking some sort of anger management therapy.

Clearly, he hasn't adjusted to life after Michael Jordan very well.