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The Curious Case of John Wall; Or, WHATADUMBASS

May 4, 2009

Hey, when you’re a sure-fire lottery pick for the 2010 NBA draft and the most coveted high school basketball prospect in America, what’s the first thing that runs through your mind as a great idea?

Breaking and entering, of course!

Authorities said Wall, 18, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering in connection with an April 27 break-in at a home 3924 Laurel Glen Drive in Raleigh.

An officer saw Wall leaving from the rear of the residence and was able to detain him, police said.

Two other people were also charged. Bria Renea Draughn, 16, was detained while walking along a nearby street. Reginald Leonard Jackson II, 17, was detained when he returned to the residence, police said.

John Wall, I don’t know you from Adam, but here’s a word of advice. When you’re sitting on a golden ticket that will pay for the well being of you and yours for the rest of your days, STAY THE **** OUT OF TROUBLE.

Seriously, don’t go within 1,000 yards of ANYTHING that could be construed or even misconstrued as illegal behavior. If you know people that have shaky pasts, like presumably Bria and Reginald do, don’t hang out with them.

Now, everything is alleged at this point. He’s been charged but not convicted, so he’s not guilty of anything yet. And the details of the crime seem pretty tame:

Police said there was no forced entry at the residence and no indication that anything was taken from it.

Still, his reputation will take a severe hit in the court of public opinion.

I guess I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of kids in Wall’s position.

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