Yes, you’re lost so spare a moment to let me explain. John Wall has recognized that he sometimes has a bad attitude. When he’s having a rough game or the Wizards are doing what they usually do, lose, Wall has a penchant to sulk and display that bad attitude.
So where does the begging Flip Saunders to take his money come in? Glad you asked.
Wall has instructed (or begged, begged sounds better) Wizards head coach Flip Saunders to fine him every time he sulks or displays that bad attitude. Can’t say that is the approach that I would’ve gone with, but that matters not.
[John] Wall had urged Saunders to be harder on him two weeks ago, asking him to keep pushing him to get better, because, “I want to be a great point guard.” He even asked to receive fines whenever he starts to pout, sulk or show frustration during games.
“It ain’t too much,” Wall said of the fines, “but it’s enough to keep my pockets empty. I don’t want to lose that money.”
You have to commend Wall for recognizing he has a problem and wanting to be the best he can be. But I’m sure some of his handlers don’t like him giving money away like this.