Washington Wizards point guard John Wall got emotional after a 133-132 double-overtime victory against the Boston Celtics.
In a postgame interview, Wall, who finished with 26 points and 17 assists, dedicated the game to 6-year-old cancer patient Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, who died Monday morning after battling Burkitt’s lymphoma. Telemaque-Nelson was a fan of Wall’s, and Wall helped her meet Nicki Minaj.
In the postgame interview, Wall said: “It’s just tough, man, to see a little kid fight so hard for cancer and can’t beat it. This game’s for her, my jersey, my shorts, I’m gonna give it to her family. It’s a tough day for me. I really cried today, so …”
Wall trailed off, welling up with tears, and then broke down:
Wall also posted an Instagram collage in dedication to Telemaque-Nelson:
Watch the heartbreaking interview below.
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