The Wizards entered Thursday night against the Lakers having won 15 straight games at the Verizon Center.
The Wizards took control of the game early, leading 58-44 at the half.
But the Lakers slowly began chipping away at the lead, and cut the Wizards lead to just one point with eight minutes left.
The Lakers fans in the arena began to make noise, maybe a bit too much noise.
I didn't know the Verizon Center was in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/7L285A8ERy— Neil Dalal (@NeilDalal96) February 3, 2017
But that's when John Wall and the Wizards kicked into high gear, scoring seven straight points, capped by a massive, volleyball-spike block from Bradley Beal.
John Wall and the entire Verizon Center erupted.
Washington, D.C. is a diverse city with people from around the entire country and entire world. But as John Wall points out, this is his city, and this is the Wizards' city.