Today’s was good, but this is still my favorite John Wall press conference.
John Wall just got paid. And, as we pointed out earlier, he’s giving some of that money right back to charity, because he’s an amazing guy.
But he got a little choked up, as can happen, when talking about the even more amazing women in his life: his sisters, aunts, grandmother, and most of all, his mom. Wall credited his success to the labors of love invested in him by his family, and couldn’t help but show some emotion on what is surely the best day of his professional life so far:
Particularly, Wall pointed out that he has to focus on himself first, before he can focus on basketball; a lesson taught to him by his mother. “My main thing was to keep striving to be a better person. That’s one thing my mom always instilled in me, was it doesn’t matter what anybody’s gonna think of you as a basketball player, they’re always gonna look at you as a person first.”
Touching sight, and a great day for a former Wildcat. Genuinely pretty heartwarming. Congratulations, #11.