John Wall pays tribute to his mom at Kentucky Hall of Fame
NBA.com Global on Sep 24, 2017 08:40 AM
Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) reacts after a dunk in front of New York Knicks' Justin Holiday (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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John Wall's speech during his induction into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame didn't leave a dry eye in the room.
The Washington Wizards point guard took a moment to thank his mother for raising him and overcoming several obstacles in the process, including not paying the light bill so Wall could participate in AAU basketball. He told stories of how she kept believing in him despite "always getting kicked out" of school and the trouble he'd sometimes find himself in.
Wall broke down in tears as part of an emotional night for the Wildcat Hall of Famer.
The tribute starts at the 4:38 mark below, with a transcript of the heartfelt words underneath.