In keeping with D.C. sports tradition, one-time #1 overall pick John Wall (2010) of the Washington Wizards won an All-Star skills competition (The Post). Wall’s dunk over Wiz mascot G-Man sealed the deal for the East and the Wizards guard.
Real talk. After John Wall's dunk last night over G-Man, do you think G-Wizz is jealous?
— The Nats Blog (@TheNatsBlog) February 16, 2014
If there is one thing DC’s #1 overall picks know how to do, it’s perform well in All-Star skills competitions. Five (!) years ago, Alex Ovechkin (#1 overall, 2005) won the Breakaway Competition at the All-Star Game.
Last summer, Bryce Harper (#1 overall, 2010) came in second in the Home Run Derby: Bryce Harper hits 24 in Home Run Derby for 2nd place.
Best viewed on mute
You move, Stephen Strasburg (#1 overall, 2009)
This is fun, but what I’d really like to see is
one all of these All-Stars get past the second round of the playoffs.
Hope for DC sports from…Secaucus? – June 7, 2010