John Wall Posts Heartfelt Message To Wizards, DC

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall had a tight relationship with the local community and with the franchise.

So it’s not a surprise that he had some nice things to say following Wednesday’s trade that will send him to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.

The message Wall posted to social media reads as follows:


Where do I even begin? Ten years is a long time to think back on. I came to DC as a skinny 19 year old with big dreams and goals. You embraced me and my family with open arms. You rocked with me from day 1 until now.

From a young rookie to an All-Star, I did my best to make you proud. Through good times like that Game 6 versus Boston, through injuries & rehab, I always felt the love from you. I appreciate you and will ALWAYS have love for DC.

I may not wear the jersey anymore but I will never forget what it meant to represent y’all. This isn’t the way I thought I would say goodbye to this city, so I won’t… I will say THANK YOU!


John Wall

Wall, 30, was selected as the first overall pick in 2010. He’s spent his entire career with the Wizards. It will be interesting to see how he fits with All-Star guard James Harden in the Rockets’ backcourt, especially considering Wall hasn’t played since he ruptured his Achilles in 2018.

But his new role in the new organization will be determined at a later date. For now, it’s pretty clear that while Wall is headed to Houston, his heart is in D.C.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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