John Wall, Say It Ain't So...

Remember when LeBron James came under fire for wearing a Yankees cap instead of showing loyalty to the hometown Indians?

D.C. sports fans, you aren’t going to like this…

Story from Dallas Morning News

NBA No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall might have been drafted by the Washington Wizards, but he has another allegiance when it comes to football.

“I like the Cowboys, because of my mom. People aren’t going to like me because of that,” Wall told theWashington Post, laughing.

Wall told the post he witnessed first-hand how intense the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry is, as he saw someone at a recent exhibition game get heckled and challenged to fights for wearing a Cowboys jersey.

“I got to stay with the Cowboys because I can’t switch teams, but I’m going to support D.C. no matter what. I’m in between. I’ll be cheering for both of them, but I won’t let anybody know.”

Wall told the Post he hopes to be able to go to the Redskins’ season opener vs. the Cowboys on Sept. 12 at FedEx Field.

As a fan of all Washington teams, reading that hurts. I understand he became a fan because of his mother (which, in actuality, is better than being a bandwagon fan like LeBron) but that’s still not a fact to share with others. John, I hope you don’t try to show up to the ‘Skins/Cowboys game with any Dallas memorabilia.

But hey, on the positive side, Wall indirectly showed his loyalty to the teams he’s associated with:

“I got to stay with the Cowboys because I can’t switch teams”

Perhaps that’s a sign of good things to come. In today’s NBA, obtaining a committed superstar is no easy task. If Wall remains a Wizards for his entire career, I might be O.K. with him supporting the Cowboys. As long as it’s in private, of course.

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