Outside of being a fantastic basketball player, the Washington Wizards John Wall is considered one of the classier players in the league, so it should come as no shock that the former overall number one pick is helping his fellow comrades – even if they wear a different jersey.
The former teammates at the University of Kentucky have had less than ideal seasons – Wall spending much of it rehabbing from injury, Cousins trying to fight through the adversity of well, whatever disaster of a situation you want to call the Sacramento Kings. Still, according to the Washington Post, the two make sure to find time for each other – Cousins always checking in on Wall, keeping his spirits up while Wall almost takes more of a mentor role with DeMarcus – trying to keep his head in the right place:
“I talked to him all the time. Just tell him to keep his head,” Wall said. “Sometimes, certain things don’t go his way. Sometimes you get suspended, sometimes you get bad fouls because you’re a physical player and you’re bigger than a lot of guys. Just keep playing through them. Whenever he’s on the court, he’s doing a great job when he’s not in foul trouble or suspended.”
The two clearly share a bond far greater than the love of the game – but in an age of “me, me, me” players – it’s nice to see two talented superstars in the making doing their best to help each other through their difficult times.