Days after John Wall was selected to his fifth All-Star Game, the former Kentucky point guard penned an emotional letter for ESPN Magazine’s “State of the Black Athlete” issue.
The No.1 player in the 2009 recruiting class, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Wall’s done it all. The only thing missing is his father.
But there’s one wish of mine that will never be granted. That wish would be bringing you back to life so that you could see me play in the NBA.
You never got the chance to see me play basketball at any level. In fact, we never had a chance to play catch like fathers and sons do, and you were barely around when I took my first steps.
Wall’s story will tear at your heart. It’s a well-told tale that should not be spoiled in this blog.
Read all of Wall’s Letter to his Father on The Undefeated.