Wall attends Mystics game after new deal

Wall attends Mystics game after new deal
July 31, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Wizards lock up John Wall as face of the franchise

By Kristopher Malone

Today star point guard for the Wizards, John Wall, signed a contract extension to become the Wizards' essential main ingredient player for years to come. He signed a five-year, $80 million contract taking him through to the end of the 2018-19 season.

But how did he spend his evening after signing the big deal? By kicking back at a Mystics game on Wednesday evening. Not bad, huh?

Washington went a combined 43-105 in his first two seasons, but Wall has been productive (16.4 and 16.3 points and 8.3 assists and eight assists per game, respectively). 

Wall missed nearly three months last season because of a stress injury in his left kneecap. He returned averaging 18.5 points, 7.6 assists, and 3.2 turnovers down the stretch of the season. The Wizards finished 29-53 and missed the postseason, but they were 24-25 with Wall in the lineup.

Is the lightning-quick point guard, who'll turn 23 in early September, capable of pushing the Wizards not only back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 but past that hump onto the upper echelon in the Eastern Conference and into title contention? With the new deal just transacted, that is more than enough incentive to add onto an already aggressive winning attitude. 

Wall and a pair of key element players chosen with the No. 3 overall picks in the past two drafts, shooting guard Bradley Beal and small forward Otto Porter, foreshadow a bright future for the Wizards with more competitive and winning ball.

A number or notable NBA Players and fans congratulated John Wall via the social media platform Twitter, check out what they had to say below. 

Thanks bro and yessir u too luv ya RT @EBled12: Congrats to my brotha from another @John_Wall step it up another level now bro. #luvya

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

Lol naw u still got it bro RT @ChandlerParsons: Helllllooooo @John_Wall!!! Dinner on you bro, congrats!

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

Thanks bro RT @ReeseKemp2: Congrats to my dude @John_Wall he's gonna do big things! Def look for him in next years all-star game!

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

Thanks my man !! RT @blakegriffin32: Congrats to @John_Wall on the extension in Washington. Well deserved!

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

Thanks manRT @Hoya2aPacer: Wanna say congrats to @John_Wall on his new contract.Big things in that kids future.The DMV is lucky to have him.

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

Thanks bro...u nxt !!RT @Paul_George24: 80 ball!! Congrats to the bro JW!

— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 1, 2013

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