Washington Wizards star John Wall says money is not why he plays basketball

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A lot has been said in recent days about the fractured relationship between Washington Wizards duo John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Are they the new Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal? Well, certainly not in terms of pedigree, yet, but the pair have had some differences whilst manning the backcourt for the Wizards for sure.

Both men discussed their relationship in interviews with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic this week, but one thing that was taken from Wall's end was his displeasure at how much money his fellow guard makes.

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The 2010 number one overall draft pick posted a video to the Twitter feed of the LeBron James media platform "The Uninterrupted," and explained why Beal's salary is no concern of his.

"I just wanted to clear the air for all these people," Wall said. "Listen, that doesn't matter to me. 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."

"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."

The money issue is all about timing. Beal signed a five-year, $128 million max contract this offseason when the salary cap exploded thanks to TV revenue.

Wall, conversely, is in the middle of an $80 million deal that he signed in July of 2013 and it runs through the 2018 season.

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