News broke this week of a possible trade in Washington, where John Wall has called home since he was selected as the number one draft pick in 2010.
Then, even more reports surfaced of Wall “demanding“ a trade out of the District, and the idea of a John Wall-less DC has quickly become a reality.
John Wall "has made it clear" to the Wizards he wants to be traded, per @ShamsCharania
Washington's trade talks with Houston for Russell Westbrook have stalled in the meantime pic.twitter.com/FbTcovBCfs
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 21, 2020
This not only leaves a hole in the Wizards starting lineup, but in the morale of the city as a whole.
Wall has done numerous good deeds for D.C., particularly in the Ward 8 neighborhood, where the Wizards hold its practice facility, establishing a COVID relief fund earlier in the pandemic.
Just this week, reports surfaced of Wall providing food this holiday season for families in need.
John Wall is donating 1,000 meals to D.C. families on Tuesday ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2020
The support he has provided to a city with wide income-gaps is solidly felt, with his COVID relief funds alone providing $500,000 in support.
Since 2010, Wall has hosted numerous Back-to-School events, holiday events, and more for those in need in both D.C. and his hometown of Raleigh, NC.
As a resident of D.C., I can confidently say that people in the nation’s capitol love Wall. He’s a star player, and an even better human.
It’s not too often you find an athlete who is both gifted in athletic talent and has a giving heart, consistently providing to the communities that have supported him throughout his career.
Even throughout one of the hardest years of his own life, losing his mother in 2019, while battling injuries on and off in his professional career, he still lets people know that he cares, and makes it a point to always give back.
D.C. wouldn’t be the same without you, John Wall.
*cries and does the John Wall dance*