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John Wall Reportedly Fires Agent Dan Fegan: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) waves there fingers after sinking a 3-point shot against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.  Washington won 105-99. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2016

Washington Wizards superstar John Wall reportedly fired his agent, Dan Fegan, on Jan. 12, according to sports and entertainment attorney Darren Heitner.  

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post confirmed the report.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that Wall has signed with Rich Paul as his new representation.

One of the factors in the decision may have been that Wall has been a "sneaker free agent" since Sept. 30, when his contract with Adidas expired.  

“My main focus is just play basketball. I let my agents and marketing team and them negotiate and talk,” Wall said at the time, per Castillo. “I’m just trying to focus on the season and not worry about what’s going on off the court and play basketball.”

Wall also had some interesting comments to make about the five-year, $80-million contract extension he signed two years ago in July.

"People talk about me getting $80 million, now you got people getting $85 million that haven't made the All-Star (Game) or anything like that," Wall said, per J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic. "I guess they came in at the right time. That new CBA kicked in and they're good now. Reggie Jackson gets five years, $80 million. I'm getting the same as Reggie Jackson."

Wall added, "But I'm happy for all those guys. To see anybody get the opportunity to live their dream out, get the opportunity to take care of their family when they can, it's a blessing."

Those comments, along with the lack of a shoe deal, hint at Wall perhaps feeling as though he isn't being viewed as a superstar, or at least compensated like one. He's certainly playing like one, averaging 19.6 points, 9.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. 

So it isn't a stretch to suggest that Wall will now be seeking an agent who can quickly procure him a major shoe endorsement and reaffirm his superstar status.

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