Washington Wizards John Wall Is A Ride Of Fame Honoree!
On October 26th, NBA All-Star and Washington Wizards player John Wall joined the Ride Of Fame as an IT Honoree at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.! He is the inaugural NBA Player to be inducted into Ride of Fame and the third Washington D.C. ROF Honoree, joining Washington Redskins’ Superbowl champ Joe Theismann and NHL‘s all-time best and Washington Capital’s Alexander Ovechkin. The Wizards’ rolled out the red carpet as we were joined by the Wizards Girls, G-Wiz and of course, the amazing and supportive fans!
Prior to John Wall walking out on the red carpet, the music was pumping, the fans were hyped, and G-Wiz was showing off his dance moves!
Once John hopped on the bus, everyone was ecstatic! John unveiled his decked out Wizards-themed bus and even took a loop around downtown Washington, D.C. with his adoring fans. He took the time to take photos, sign autographs, and even giveaway a few small basketball to his young fans!
It was a historic event for a deserving leader on and off the court!
John Wall on and off the Court
Everyone has probably seen John Wall the basketball player on the court. But the character of an athlete is truly told based upon the actions he or she does off the court.
Usually seen holding a basketball and initiating the offense as the point guard for the Washington Wizards, John Wall has made a name for himself in the NBA as one of the elite players. Known for his ability to fearlessly attack the rim, and the vision and skill to dish the ball to his teammates when needed, Wall has already cemented himself as an All Star point guard at a young age.
We’ve seen John Wall the player game in and game out, but what about John Wall the person? Rarely do we ever see athletes outside of the stadium/arena, and when we do it tends to be rumors, gossip, drama, nonsense, etc.
For John Wall he understands that there is more to life than just the game of basketball. He also understands his influence outside of the court and the ability he has to inspire the people around him.
Having an impact towards people and being good role model , especially to kids, that look up to Wall is a pressure some find to be too heavy. For Wall he carries that weight on his shoulder with pride and looks to become someone the kids hope and look to become, or rather a person they can be proud of and feel comfortable in their own skin.
Being a role model, a little girl named Miyah looked up to John Wall. Having been described as loving and caring by John, Miyah sadly lost her battle to cancer during December of last year.
Upon hearing the news of her passing John Wall dedicated a game to her and would later emotionally break down during a post-game interview. Miyah Telemaque-Nelson was only six years old, but made such an impact to John Wall that he has continued to support her family and the fight to raise awareness.
He recently took off of practice to walk in Light The Night DC raising awareness for Leukemia and donated $400,000 to the D.C. center for homeless children.
They always say actions speak louder than words. For John he does just that. John has been proved time and time again that he is continuously looking to help others in need.
With all the things that John Wall has already done, it was a honor and pleasure to have him as our latest Ride Of Fame Honoree!
Not only were we excited to have him, but also the fans! The fans were eager to see DC’s own superstar point guard right in front of the Washington Wizards home arena, the Verizon Center.
With the NBA season to officially begin tonight, for John Wall to take part in this event shows the amount of character he has and how much the fans mean to him. We wish him and the Wizards the best this upcoming season.
Let’s see you get that MVP and Larry O’Brien Championship trophy John Wall!
Be sure to check out the additional pics of John Wall’s ROF induction on his Honoree Page! #JohnWallROF