“All the people that talk negative, like, 'You can't come back from it. You not this, you not that...' That (will) do nothing but motivate me even more," Wall said Friday. "'Cause (those) are the same people who when I was on top, (were) respecting me and loving me."
"I guess God is telling me something, to sit down and get yourself fully healthy," Wall said. "I've played through injuries my whole career. I know a lot of people who played through injuries and don't sit down. That's one thing I don't like to do. If something that's nagging or not broken, I want to play. And I guess it kind of caught up to me."
"I'm kind of glad it happened now instead of when I'm four or five months ahead in recovery and then I'm trying to get back on the court, and it happens then," Wall said of the Achilles injury. "So it's not like I started my process of getting back. So, it's not too much to, kind of, dwell on."
No matter, the all-star point guard remains resistant to doubt.
“Just a minor setback for an extra couple of months," Wall said. "My love for the game is still there and I'll come back and conquer this like it was just a little step in the road."
"People doubted me, I prove a lot of people wrong," he said.
“This whole organization, this city, period. From Day 1, they embraced me. Like I said, this is like a second home to me," Wall said. "As long as I got their support and the organization behind me, I don't care what the outside world says."