With a Twitter shoutout to John Wall and President Barack Obama, the Paul Pierce adventure in D.C. began on Saturday night.
Obama , J Wall here I come— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 13, 2014
Wall was one of the first of the Wizards to respond to the news on Twitter, welcoming his new teammate to the capital region.
Newly re-signed center Marcin Gortat was pleased, too.
I would like welcome Paul Pierce to The Wizards family. Were going to have a great run.— Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) July 13, 2014
Enough for two tweet, actually.
Its going to be an honor to play with such an amazing player.— Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) July 13, 2014
And the other half of Washington's young backcourt seemed excited about it, too.
The Truth !!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 13, 2014
What does it mean for D.C.? CSN's Chris Miller puts it into a little bit of perspective.