BY PETER HAILEY
John Wall has a "very, very special surprise" for his fans, and if you like the Wizards point guard, sweet basketball shoes, or movies like National Treasure, you'll be into it.
Wall took over Adidas Basketball's Periscope account for a few hours on Tuesday, and while in charge, he sent out this video, which was taken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:
— adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) July 7, 2015
The video may have only been 54 seconds long, but a lot happened in it. First, there's Wall, saying that he's going to give us "the very first exclusive look" of his JWall 2's, the second edition of his signature shoe. Next, the All-Star pans to his left hand, where he's holding a pristine white sneaker, and gives a couple of prolonged "Oooh's" as he presents the shoe to the world's eye for the first time.
Wall then says the JWall 2's don't officially drop until the fall, but this is where the surprise comes in.
"I'm gonna sign and hide this pair somewhere," he says. "I'll let you know on Twitter where I drop 'em at. Peace out, now ya'll go find it."
About two hours later, Wall tweeted the first clue from his personal account:
— John Wall (@JohnWall) July 7, 2015
The picture gives us a clear look at Wall's new kicks (the video was a bit pixelated) and also provides fans a major clue as to where they are. What flag is that in the middle of the shot? What clock tower is that in the left side of the frame? And is that the Capitol in the far distance? These are all questions that experienced scavenger hunters are asking themselves right now.
Wizards fans: Break out your maps, dust off your compass, and go buy some invisible ink reading glasses. Let the hunt begin.