Washington Wizards star John Wall replied in a video posted online Friday to apparent critics who have voiced concerns over how he is "watching other people's pockets and I'm not worried about basketball and getting better."
"Listen, that doesn't matter to me," Wall said. "If I produce like I'm supposed to on the basketball court and take care of myself and image, I'm going to be fine with making money. That's not why I play the game of basketball."
Wall's soliloquy comes days after he and fellow Wizards guard Bradley Beal discussed their apparently conflicted relationship in interviews with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.
Beal signed a five-year, $128 million max contract this offseason with Wall in the middle of an $80 million deal that runs through the 2018 season.
"Me, talking about Bradley Beal [making] more money, I'm not mad. I'm happy. He's my teammate," Wall said Friday. "He came out at the right time when the contract money came up. I can't control that."