Washington, D.C. has been John Wall's home for the past ten years. Through injuries and playoff runs, the city stood behind him and now the time has come where they go separate ways.
Wall, who was drafted by the Wizards with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 Draft, wrote a thank you note to the city of Washington after being traded to the Houston Rockets.
During his time in the country's capital, the 30 year-old was named a five-time All-Star and one-time All-NBA third team in 2017.
“Dear DC,” Wall wrote. “Where do I even begin? Ten years is a long time to think back on. I came to DC as a skinny 19 year old with big dreams and goals. You embraced me and my family with open arms. You rocked with me from day 1 until now.”
“From a young rookie to an All-Star, I did my best to make you proud,” he added. “Through good times like that Game 6 versus Boston, through injuries and rehab, I always felt the love from you. I appreciate you and will ALWAYS have love for DC.
“I may not wear the jersey anymore but I will never forget what it meant to represent for y’all. This isn’t the way I thought I would say goodbye to this city, so I won’t … I will say THANK YOU!”
Thank You DC. pic.twitter.com/Pgwe8BdDWq— John Wall (@JohnWall) December 3, 2020
The Kentucky product hasn't played a game since December 2018, and missed the last two seasons with an Achilles and knee injuries.
He also has career averages of 19 points and 9.2 assists per game.