John Wall will be wearing the Houston Rockets uniform next season. After ten years with the Washington Wizards, the 30-year-old point guard was traded for Russell Westbrook and a first-round pick in a blockbuster trade.
Upon his departure, Wall posted a heartfelt message to DC:
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. Through good times like that Game 6 versus Boston, through injuries & 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 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!