College basketball season is finally upon us, and for many NBA players, it means a chance to show their school spirit once again.
John Wall wasted no time getting out to support his No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats, as he took in their first game of the season against the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans in the 2019 Championship Classic at Madison Square Garden. Wall was also present for the earlier matchup between No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Duke.
Wall starred at Kentucky as a freshman in 2009 before being selected by the Wizards, and has continued to bleed blue ever since.
Fellow NBA Star Kevin Durant was also in attendance. The two were seen chatting, as they both work to come back from Achilles injuries.
Wall was also interviewed by ESPN's Holly Rowe during the first half of the game, during which he spoke highly of other Washington teams' recent championships and his own aspirations for the Wizards.
"It's the dopest thing ever," he said. "To see the Mystics, to be there for Game 5 to see them win. To see the Nationals...it was great to see those guys make a run. [And] you can't [forget] the Caps that won it a year or two ago."
"I think it's time for us to get a championship," Wall added. "I'm not promising anything, but that's my ultimate goal...to bring a championship there for the Wizards. The city has been on fire."
Kentucky is rolling and John Wall is loving it 🙌 pic.twitter.com/J7ZrbSzyfc— ESPN (@espn) November 6, 2019
As for his continued rehabilitation after suffering a season-ending injury last year, the point guard continues to progress in the right direction. Most recently, Wall was seen getting some shots up and sprinting at practice, and he looked pretty healthy doing it.
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