The NBA season is still more than six weeks away, so superstars have a little time to enjoy themselves before engaging in the grind. Such was the case with John Wall in Washington D.C. on Friday. The All-Star guard wanted to enjoy himself, so he wondered aloud (via Twitter) whether he should check out the Nation’s Classic between Howard and Hampton.
Beautiful day in DC…Thinkin bout hittin this Howard vs Hampton football game !!
— John Wall (@JohnWall) September 18, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Wall ended up coming over to RFK, watching from the sidelines as Hampton came away with a 37-19 win over its D.C. based rival.
Two men bringing Bball, entertainment and sports to Ward8, @DCSportsCEO & @JohnWall at @NationsClassic #RealHU pic.twitter.com/lvMq0IBIta
— Events DC (@DCSportsEnt) September 19, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It may seem odd that Wall, who went to Kentucky, would have an interest in attending an HBCU football game. But he is a native of Raleigh, NC which is home to two HBCUs–Shaw and St. Augustine’s–and close to a third when you add in North Carolina Central, so he’s likely familiar with a few of them.
Whatever the case, it was pretty cool for HBCU football and the NBA to collide for a few hours.