More proof that John Wall's star is on the rise came Christmas morning courtesy of the NBA.
The Wizards practiced Thursday and are heading to Miami where they'll play the Heat on Friday, but from this point forward the schedule gets significantly tougher.
Deferring is in the DNA of every true point guard. This year, when it comes to whether or not he's among the NBA's best, John Wall takes it in another direction.
Monday's win, which included the Wizards squandering a 23-point lead and battling back from seven-point deficit in each of two overtimes, is as draining as a back-to-back can get for a team.