Yep, apparently. According to the fashion and lifestyle magazine Refinery29, your boy John Wall fancies himself somewhat of a fashionista. Appearing on the Washington, DC magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list for 2013, Wall lists his career goals as: “win a championship, and be an NBA All-Star; work on movies; be an NBA fashion icon.” I’ve supplied the picture above as evidence that, yes, he did actually say that last part.
Now, under normal circumstances, I’d rip a player to shreds for saying something like that. It’s the sort of arrogant and lame statement that I love to hate on pro athletes for making. Here’s the thing though: 1) It’s John Wall. So, ya know– hypocrisy. And 2) the dude’s got style for days. Just look at the floral he’s rocking. That thing is fire.
So, John Wall as a fashion icon? Sure, whatever. Somebody just needs to break the news to Rondo that he’s not the trendiest former Cat anymore.
Here’s the full write-up from Wall’s 30 Under 30 entry:
In 2010, at the ripe, old age of 19, John Wall’s lifelong dream came true: He was the number-one NBA draft pick for the Washington Wizards. After he was drafted, former mayor Adrian Fenty declared the day after the draft, June 25, to be “John Wall Day.” And while that may sound like a fantasy to some, to Wall, now 22, it’s the result of a lifetime of hard work.
Raised in North Carolina and surrounded by six – count ‘em, six – sisters, Wall spent his formative years working toward a singular goal: To be the best basketball player he could be. But along the way, he picked up an unexpected benefit – an awesome sense of style. Wall arrived at our shoot with a suitcase filled with some of the sickest sneakers we’ve ever seen, not to mention evidence of a healthy addiction to floral print. All we can say? He’s definitely got game.