NBA star John Wall was reportedly kicked off of a Las Vegas flight Tuesday by the airplane’s pilot.
TMZ reports that a member of Wall’s crew allegedly threatened another passenger shortly after boarding the plane, which was heading to Washington D.C.
NBA’s John Wall — Kicked Off Plane In Vegas… After Altercation http://t.co/i0zJu0I7oO
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 28, 2015
According to the report, a member of John Wall’s crew was engaged in a verbal argument with one of the other passengers, and a threat was allegedly made from within Wall’s group.
One of the flight crew members reportedly contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in reference to the altercation. Even though the alleged victim of the altercation refused to press charges, the pilot of the American Airlines airplane apparently intervened with a decision of his own.
“The pilot of the plane decided he did not want [John] Wall and his crew to remain on the flight… so they were escorted off.”
TMZ further reports that John Wall and his crew did not resist the pilot’s demands and decided to leave “without further incident.” The 24-year-old point guard made headlines earlier this month during the playoffs match between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks.
An injured Wall returned to the court during Game 5 of the series against the Hawks and appeared to be in good form. The North Carolina native racked up some pretty solid stats with his performance – including 15 points, seven assists, and four steals.
— CSN Wizards (@CSNWizards) May 14, 2015
However, Wall had a few stats that were definitely not as impressive.
For instance, John Wall also had six turnovers and missed all three of his three-point shot attempts. The team’s Game 5 loss to the Hawks was very frustrating for Wizards fans and critics — especially since the team only lost by one point.
However, a clip of John Wall allegedly throwing up gang signs during the game quickly turned into a viral Vine video shortly after it started circulating online.
“@RickOVO: John wall throwing gang signs https://t.co/Ojs6riWA2e”
— King (@deemydeem) May 17, 2015
Maybe instead of throwing up gang signs, John Wall could work on his jumper
— Casey Eaton (@caseyeaton1) May 16, 2015
I’m very disappointed in John Wall for throwing up gang signs on the court. Partially b/c of the gang violence, but he’s free to do what he
— Saucier (@PH1n3ser) May 21, 2015
First time John Wall threw up gang signs it’s a problem Brandon Jennings Jr Smith and Nick young does it no controversy
— GL∆¥ALT¥™ (@Gloyalty_SlimM) May 21, 2015
Even though John Wall was not able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals this season, the two-time All-Star and All-Defensive Second Team member will more than likely have another great season next year.
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