John Wall Snubs Steph Curry, Names 7 Best Ball Handlers in the NBA

John Wall Snubs Steph Curry, Names 7 Best Ball Handlers in the NBA

  • John Wall has snubbed Stephen Curry from his list of best handlers in the NBA
  • The LA Clippers point guard has included guards Kyrie Irving and Trae Young
  • Wall has settled in Los Angeles after tough years personally and professionally

LA Clippers point guard, John Wall has named the seven best ball handlers in the NBA and Stephen Curry, arguably the best guard in the NBA, was conspicuously missing.

Kyrie Irving has probably the best handles in the NBA, but Curry has shown time and time again that he can beat an opponent off the dribble to take that shot.

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John Wall names his list of best handlers in the NBA but excludes Stephen Curry. Photos by Noah Graham, Andrew D. Bernstein and Kavin Mistry.
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Before joining the Clippers, Wall faced a difficult few years. He missed the entire 2019/20 season to recover from heel and Achilles injuries. During that time, tragedy struck as he lost his mother then his grandmother a year later.

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Wall names best ball handlers

Speaking to Bally Sports, Wall named the best ball handlers in the NBA. He named household names in the NBA, but snubbed reigning Finals MVP, Curry.

"Kyrie Irving, for sure. Trae Young has an ill handle. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of those sneaky ones who you think doesn’t have one, but he has one for sure. LaMelo (Ball) pats the rock well. CJ McCollum got a handle. Ja Morant got a handle... Even Jalen Brunson, who people sleep on - he has a handle."

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John Wall of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Frank Ntilikina of the Dallas Mavericks. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy.
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The 32-year-old signed a two-year, $13-million deal with the Clippers, who have been tipped to compete for the NBA title. Wall has settled in Los Angeles after a few tough years.

Curry compared to Jordan

Sports Brief earlier reported on Golden State Warriors coach, Steve Kerr comparing Curry to Michael Jordan.

The Warriors talisman received loud 'MVP' chants during a recent game against the Wizards, prompting the coach to draw comparisons.

Kerr played with Jordan in the 1990s and has coached Curry for nine seasons now, so many feel his opinion makes sense.

Curry on sneaker Bible verses

Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry explaining why he writes a Bible verse on his sneakers before games.

Most of Curry's shoes have a verse written onto them, and the four-time NBA winner says that is what drives him.

Steph has reportedly transcribed Philippians 4:13 on his sneakers since his time at Davidson College.