Following a crazy double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards guard John Wall had a brief, emotional post-game interview with Comcast. Wall dedicated the game to Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a six-year old who passed away recently from Burkitt’s Lymphoma. According to Complex; “Wall and Miyah had become friends earlier this year, and Wall fulfilled her dream by helping her meet Nicki Minaj. According to the below Wizards Instagram post, the two kept in touch and Facetimed on occasion. Wall also wrote Miyah’s name on his shoes tonight and said he’d give his jersey and shorts to the family.”
This is a touching story and great example of what a role model looks like.