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Wizards' John Wall throws back-to-school block party for Raleigh kids

Wizards' John Wall throws back-to-school block party for Raleigh kids

John Wall is making the most of his summer. Offseason knee surgery held him out of the Rio Olympics, but he's still having fun representing where he came from. 

This weekend, the Wizards star threw a big block party in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. 

The event, now in its third year, aims to help kids get excited for school by distributing supplies and providing entertainment like face painting and moon bounces. 

Wall shared photos and video via Instagram. 

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When all was said and done, the John Wall Family Foundation had outfitted 250 local kids with backpacks filled with school supplies. 

That's the kind of good work that earned Wall the 2015-16 NBA Cares Community Assist Award. It also looks like a ton of fun. 

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Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

The Portland Trail Blazers are setting the bar high for NBA Halloween. 

Maurice Harkless made his arrival in style turning a corner dressed as Tyrone Biggums from the American sketch comedy television series "Chapelle's Show." 

But it got better. Bosnia native and seven-footer Jusuf Nurkic turned the corner as Beast from Walt Disney's classic romance film Beauty and the Beast. 

The bar has been set. 

Washington looks for its first win tonight after falling to 0-2 right out of the gate, while Portland aims for a 3-0 start after defeating the Spurs 121-108 Saturday night. 

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Hey Wizards - don't fall for this CJ McCollum crossover

Hey Wizards - don't fall for this CJ McCollum crossover

Here's an important thing for the Wizards to avoid when facing off against Portland on Monday night: This CJ McCollum crossover.

As seen in this video by our friends at NBC Sports Northwest, the Trail Blazers' player sent a Spurs defender flying - much to the delight of the Portland bench - with the move.

 

"It wasn't even one of my better crossovers," he said after his team's win. "Honestly, he just reacted."

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