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Catching up, if that's possible, with John Wall , 'head of the snake' for playoff-bound Wizards

John Wall talks as fast as he plays. That makes him entertaining to be around, even when the ball gets thrown out of bounds, or when the sentences come out a bit funky."It was a little different Brandon Knight without being there tonight," he rattled off after a recent game. In that same interview, he dished out a rapid-fire sentence that included something that sounded like "vengtrest" — accidentally coining a new word that merges "vengeance" and "interest" and would probably make a good CD title."I think I'm just a fast talker," Wall said. "It's slowed down a little bit, but sometimes I still get back to those stages when I go real fast."He's a blur on and off the court like few others in the NBA, but he's gradually learned how to control the speedometer since his reckless rookie days."You've got to slow down, you've got to smell the flowers a little," coach Randy Wittman said, remembering the 19-year-old who was chosen No. 1 overall from Kentucky in the 2010 draft. "You're running b...

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