I am not the type of person to criticize a professional athlete for having rooting interests well before they were selected to play in a city not of their choosing. That's why I respect John Wall's support of the team he's been cheering for since childhood...even if it does make him one of those front running, insufferable assholes we all grew up with. There's no clause in his contract that says he has to wholeheartedly back every other local team, whether the fine folks of Washington, D.C. think that he should blindly do so or not.
That said, with the current state of Washington sports he probably could have benefited from reppin' his squad - that happens to be considered a rival in his home city - in a slightly more understated way. As much as I love the throwback Emmitt Smith jersey, it doesn't exactly help one blend in with the sideline crowd. Not that the starting point guard for the Washington Wizards was going to go unnoticed anyway, but would it have killed him to try a little harder? Maybe throw on a navy Cowboys tee and wait until your'e not within view of the entire stadium to dap up Dez Bryant? After all, his own team hasn't exactly done the city proud, and publicly alluding to the turmoil between it's top two players probably didn't garner him any good will. Not saying that the guys doesn't have the right to represent his favorite football team however he sees fit, but - in retrospect - he likely could have saved himself an unnecessary headache. Something tells me that the fans of an 0-2 Redskins team and a perennially disappointing Wizards team aren't taking to kindly to John Wall getting his only meaningful victories at their expense - whether that makes any logical sense or not.