John Wall Says Washington Is Still His Hometown

Last Saturday night was special for John Wall, with the reunion with fans from the city of Washington. After all, the point guard played for the Wizards for nine seasons and put his name in franchise history.

Now, however, the 32-year-old is part of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the weekend’s match, the Angelino team got the better of it and won by 114 to 107.

With Reggie Jackson out, Wall started. During the athletes’ presentation, he was applauded by the crowd. Incidentally, the gesture was repeated shortly after the first time-out, when a video tribute to the owner was shown.

As for the game, the veteran scored 13 points, including a mid-range shot in the second-half.

After that basket, Wall said at the top of his lungs that “Washington is still my city”. Then, the crowd at Capital One Arena went wild.

“This is something I’ve been waiting for four years. The first time I left, I came back with the Houston team (Rockets), but there was the pandemic. So the fans couldn’t be here.” Wall said.

“Moreover, I didn’t act last season. Now, I’m glad I have the opportunity to be here and receive the love I think I deserve. Anyway, I feel like I got my flowers,” Wall added.

Wall’s  last game in front of Wizards fans had been on December 16, 2018. On the occasion, the Washington team beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 128 to 110. Wall, incidentally, was the highlight of the duel, with 40 points and 14 assists.

First pick in the 2010 Draft , the point guard played in 573 games for the Wizards. His averages, then, were 19 points, 9.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds.

However, Wall was an All-Star five times  while playing for Washington. Moreover, he is the franchise record holder in assists (5,282) and steals (976).


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