John Wall's Team USA Picture Gets Absolutely Roasted on Twitter

John Wall against the Toronto Raptors in the first half during Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Capital One Arena on April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Wizards guard was subject of merciless trolling after his team published a not very flattering picture on Twitter. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Team USA Basketball training camps can be interesting occasions, with NBA rivalries momentarily cast aside and new bonds formed.

This year's camp was no different, although team chemistry had little to do with it, nor did Kevin Durant's comments over how he's portrayed by the media.

The reason why this Team USA camp grabbed the headlines is a picture of John Wall. It wasn't a paparazzi snap or a compromising picture either, it was a simple headshot of the Washington Wizards guard.

R.I.P. the Wizards John Wall USA tweet


— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) July 26, 2018

However, it was far from flattering and it got panned so badly on social media that the Wizards decided to delete it from their Twitter account. Truth be told, that was probably for the best.

The difference between the picture portraying Wall sporting a beard and with rather messy hair and some of him looking perfectly toned and well-groomed could not be more striking.

john wall looks like the dude from a bachelor party who disappears for 48 hours and nobody can find

— joon (@joonlee) July 26, 2018

Me in a relationship vs. me just out of a relationship

— Alexis Morgan (@alexismorgan) July 26, 2018

john wall looks how 2018 feels

— martin rickman (@martinrickman) July 26, 2018

The picture makes Wall, as some Twitter users were quick to point out, looks like that friend who asks whether he can sleep on your sofa after a particularly long party. He looks like somebody who has just got off a 12-hour flight for a short stopover and is struggling to fight off jet lag, while waiting to board the flight for the final leg of his journey.

Pop: I need you guys to be ready to represent America

John Wall: I got you, coach

— Clem (@TheClemReport) July 26, 2018

In an almost-too-good to be true coincidence, Team USA's camp, which began on Thursday, is staged in Las Vegas, a place renowned for leaving people not looking their best.

I've been to Vegas many times (where Team USA's workouts are this week). In John Wall's defense, there's never been a day in Vegas where I haven't woken up looking just like this

— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) July 26, 2018

Wall wouldn't have looked out of place in the cast of The Hangover, or perhaps the photoshoot was just scheduled really early in the morning? It definitely has to be the latter and not, as some cruelly suggested, the fact he had just been told Dwight Howard has signed with the Wizards.

Life before and after Dwight Howard

— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 26, 2018

John Wall has been up for a minimum of 72 straight hours sipping Henny and playing blackjack

— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 26, 2018