Ballin: 28 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a minuscule-for-him three turnovers for John Wall. Sure, the Wizards lost, but it’s like he’s a real player again.

Not so much: Dwight Howard put up just his second double-single of the year last night, posting just eight points and eight rebounds in a loss to the Knicks. With the loss, the Magic drop to 0-1 in games immediately following their franchise cornerstone being publicly called out by their coach because the player asked to have the coach fired. Additionally, Dwight Howard has as many single-digit rebound games this season (10) as he did the entirety of last season, just in case you really think he’s committed to the Magic.

Deep: John Lucas for the third three.

This is a very far shot, like Jimmer Fredette in college but this one is actually far. Play-by-play data says it’s 26 feet, but I think it has to be further.

Overheard: Bill Walton during last night’s Kings-Clippers game: “I looooove pizza.” Me too, Bill.

Shaky: This is why Carmelo Anthony doesn’t play defense.

I’d be OK with hiring these two guys to handle all NBA commentary from now on. I have to imagine they’re available.

Nope: Sorry buddy, but Jeremy Lin definitely doesn’t play for the Magic.

Thicky thick: How do you guys feel about LeBron James’ new double-wide, hairline-concealing headband?

Just a guess, but I have to imagine LeBron found this in Mike Bibby’s old locker.

Programming note: Posting will be slow today because of the holiday weekend. A new episode of The Overdose is coming soon though.

Other things: Even though his ankle is shattered, Carmelo Anthony still made an incredible shot … Courtney Fortson and Josh Selby are heading to the D-League, if you care (you don’t) … Word on the street is that the Knicks are pursuing John Calipari, supposedly because they aren’t dysfunctional enough … The Rockets are bringing back Earl Boykins because they have figured out the statistical importance of jokes … Derrick Rose says he’s back Sunday against the Knicks FINALLY