John Wall makes Washington return, but not for the Wizards
Superstar John Wall returns to the city that drafted him, not for the Washington Wizards but for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
The former Wizard was seen spotted courtside supporting Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics in their game against the Los Angeles Sparks.
.@JohnWall in the building!
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 25, 2021
Wall was drafted by the Washington Wizards back in 2010 with their first overall pick and was immediately a fan-favorite upon arriving in DC.
In his nine seasons with the Wizards, Wall averaged 19 points, 4.3 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. The electric point guard was also a five-time All-Star during his stay in Washington.
Besides being a playmaking genius, Wall is also a defensive stalwart as he was selected once for the NBA All-Defensive team with the Wizards.
Despite the manner in which Wall was traded to the Houston Rockets, from being displeased due to fact that the Wizards were not honest enough in handling the trade situation to H-Town, Wall has always had a strong connection with the city of Washington.
Washington will always have a special place in the former Wizards star’s heart as he was asked about his favorite memory in DC:
“Definitely my [backpack giveaways] to the community, every single one of them was dope because I embraced so many people there and touched the community in ways that I never thought I could. That was the most important thing for me was to touch people outside of basketball because… the love you get off the court in the community is more important than anything. I think that’s what made it dope for me. Being there when President [Barack] Obama was there and getting the opportunity to go to the White House, go bowling there and meet Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Wall may not be a member of the Wizards anymore, but he certainly left his mark on the franchise for both his efforts on and off the court for Washington.