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John Wall

Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wall was chosen first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Wizards. He played for the University of Kentucky. Wall is the son of Frances Pulley and John Carroll Wall, Sr., who was in prison for most of Wall's childhood for robbery with a dangerous weapon. When Wall was 9 years old, his father was released from prison but died of liver cancer a month later, on August 24, 1999 at the age of 52. Throughout his childhood, Wall's mother worked multiple jobs to support Wall, his sister, Cierra, and his half-sister, Tonya. Wall played AAU basketball for D-One Sports. Wall played his first two years of high school basketball at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. After his second season, his family moved to Raleigh, and Wall repeated his sophomore year at Needham B. Broughton High School. Despite a very impressive tryout, Wall was cut from the Broughton basketball team for attitude-related issues. As a result Wall transferred from Broughton High School to Word of God Christian Academy, also in Raleigh. In

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John Wall Says Steph Curry Will Punish Lonzo Ball (VIDEO)

John Wall
NBA Players Will Punish Lonzo Ball ... For Daddy Talkin' Smack

NBA All-Star John Wall says NBA players -- especially Steph Curry -- will punish UCLA star Lonzo Ball for his father's smack talk, saying all the hype has definitely put a target on the kid's… READ MORE >

Paul Pierce -- John Wall Doesn't Hate Bradley Beal ... Feud Reports Are B.S. (VIDEO)

Paul Pierce
John Wall Doesn't Hate Bradley Beal ... Feud Reports Are B.S.

There's no inner war between Washington Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall -- so says NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who says reports of a feud between the two are straight-up wrong. … READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
NBA's John Wall -- Thunderstormin' At Strip Club ... Throws $47k!!

NBA's John Wall
Thunderstormin' At Strip Club ... Throws $47k!!

John Wall had one helluva Saturday night -- beating the Mavericks ... and then throwing a TON of cash at a Dallas strip club ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.  The Washington Wizards… READ MORE >

- 471 days ago
NBA's John Wall -- Gets $20k Portrait From Famed Street Artist

NBA's John Wall
Gets $20k Portrait From Famed Street Artist

John Wall had a pretty great birthday party last night -- with celebs, and cake and a $20,000 portrait from a famous street artist, TMZ Sports has learned.  Wall -- who turns 25 on Sunday --… READ MORE >

- 573 days ago
NBA's John Wall -- I've Played with Bieber & Obama ... Guess Who's Better?

NBA's John Wall
I've Played with Bieber & Obama ... Guess Who's Better?

Justin Bieber vs. President Barack Obama ... they're both obsessed with basketball -- but who would win in a game of 1-on-1??? The man who would know is NBA superstar John Wall ... who's played… READ MORE >

- 650 days ago
NBA's John Wall -- Kicked Off Plane In Vegas ... After Altercation

John Wall
Kicked Off Plane In Vegas ... After Altercation

NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. … READ MORE >

- 671 days ago
Justin Bieber -- NBA PAL MAKES ALL-STAR TEAM ... Thanks to Pop Star's Support

Justin Bieber
NBA PAL MAKES ALL-STAR TEAM Thanks to Pop Star's Support

Maybe he really IS  the most powerful man in the NBA ... because Justin Bieber's pal Kyle Lowry has been voted to be a starter in the NBA All-Star game ... and it seems Bieb's support… READ MORE >

- 796 days ago
Liam Neeson & John Wall -- Funniest/Saddest NBA Promo Ever!!

Liam Neeson & John Wall
Funniest/Saddest NBA Promo Ever!!

Liam Neeson picked the worst time to: 1. Be a Knicks fan ... 2. Have a 'Taken' sequel coming out ... and 3. Be a Knicks fan.Liam co-stars with Washington Wizards star John Wall in what has to be… READ MORE >

- 834 days ago
NBA Star John Wall -- Emotional Tribute to 6-Year-Old ... Who Lost Cancer Battle

NBA Star John Wall
Emotional Tribute to 6-Year-Old ... Who Lost Cancer Battle

Washington Wizards star John Wall fought back tears last night ... after dedicating his performance to his 6-year-old friend Miyah Telemaque-Nelson who died of cancer Monday… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Support from Kevin Durant & John Wall

Lamar Odom
Support from Kevin Durant ... and John Wall

The NBA is a "brotherhood" ... and its members will rally to support players like Lamar Odom through good times and bad ... so says Kevin Durant. Durant was leaving DeMatha High School in Maryland… READ MORE >

- 1311 days ago

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