John Wall says trash talking with Russell Westbrook led to double technical fouls

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The Houston Rockets superstar John Wall faced his former team, the Washington Wizards, for the first time since being traded. The 30-year-old point guard had a verbal exchange with Russell Westbrook that led to double technical fouls.

Wall opened about the incident after the game. “”Trash talking. That’s what two competitive guys do. Russ been kicking my ass for years. It’s only my third win against Russ since I’ve been in the league. He’s a hell of a talent,” he said.

“I know he’s dealing with injuries the same I was and we’re just trying to keep getting better and trying to lead our team. But just two competitive guys do trash talking. It’s ain’t the first time we tried trash talk before/ We know how good he could be.”