John Wall Dedicates Game to Young Friend Who Lost Battle With Cancer

A double-overtime Wizards victory over the Celtics on Monday (133-132) was bittersweet for Washington point guard John Wall:

The video is certainly powerful, and it serves as a reminder, that while sports stars are in the spotlight and earn enough money for a hundred of us to live on, their heartbreak and life outside the court is just as real, impacting, and important. Hopefully he reaches out to the young girl’s family this holiday season, as they’ll surely be in somber moods. Thanks for loving, and for not being afraid to cry, Mr. Wall. Keep reaching out.

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Hat tip to NESN for this story.