John Wall at the Caps game
Following in the footsteps of Yi Jianlian, John Wall went to a Caps game last weekend. He was introduced to the crowd and received a nice ovation.
I frequently write about D.C. athletes at each others' events -- Ovechkin at the Skins! -- and this will apparently become even more common.
"I really have to say, I'm very, very cognizant of making sure that the Caps players welcome the Wizards players and vice versa," Ted Leonsis said on DC101, after blogging about the same. "Ovechkin, Semin, Backstrom, they all go to Wizards games. I want Wizards players going to Caps games. John Wall came to the game a little bit on Saturday. He's gonna come to the game Nov. 3. I want him and Alex to get the bond. I really do think building that kind of community of young players who like and respect each other, that the fan base will really appreciate that. And that's what we're trying to built, a really tight-knit community of great players who love to be in the city and who the fans fall in love with."
Leonsis didn't mention whether Wall liked the game, but he sang the kid's praises.
"When he meets somebody, he jumps out of his seat, shakes your hand, looks you in the eye," the owner said. "When I was talking to him, asking him did he like Washington, D.C. and what was he doing, he said, 'Well, I know it will be a great city and I know it has a lot to offer, but right now all I've been doing is practicing, working out, watching tape, eating and sleeping.' "
Plus this, but whatever. By the way, wonder what would happen if an injured Clinton Portis tried to watch a Redskins game from the owner's box. It probably wouldn't be received well.
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